The City of Playford and One Tree Hill CFS combined to raise awareness about bushfire risk and emergency preparation in the local school community recently, with immediate benefits.
Following the school and community sessions, local people took fire safety into their own hands.
“The community was invited to join or make a Community Fire Safe Group,” CFS community engagement officer Penny Kazla said.
“Community Fire Safe Group’s are small groups of neighbours who work together to prepare for bushfire and I had three enquiries about starting new groups following the session.”
During the day, fire safety was discussed with the primary school’s students, while, in the evening, a presentation was made to their parents at the local CFS station.
At the evening session, One Tree Hill CFS volunteers and members of other brigades cooked a sausage-sizzle and children had the chance to get up close and personal with a fire truck.
This informative fire-safety presentation resulted in three new Fire Safe groups being created in the One Tree Hill region.
These groups are supported with further information about preparing for Fire Danger Season.
For further information about forming a Community Fire Safe Group in time for the next Fire Danger Season or volunteering with the CFS, contact Penny Kazla (0457 101 696 or firstname.lastname@example.org).