Anna Bay Rural Fire Service preparing community for busy fire season

Peta, Tim and Jason at the Anna Bay Rural Fire Service’s annual Get Ready Weekend.

WITH the warmer months quickly approaching, forecasts are predicting a hot and dry summer.

With a handful of 30 degree days in the early weeks of spring, fires are looking increasingly likely.

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Already, fire services have had their hands full putting out fires in the Port Stephens area.

“With current forecasts and the El Niño effect it is shaping up to be a much busier season than we’ve had in the last couple of years as we’ve seen these last few days,” Anna Bay Rural Fire Brigade Captain Jason Glen told News Of The Area.

“So stay up to date and keep your area safe.”

To inform and prepare the community for the increased risk of bushfires, the Anna Bay Brigade recently held their annual Get Ready Weekend.

“Anna Bay station was open on Sunday.

“We had lots of community members visit, providing them info on preparing their properties and making bushfire survival plans, being self resilient and aware of fire danger ratings and their meaning.”

Performing such a crucial role in keeping the community safe, the Rural Fire Service is always on the lookout for new members.

“All our local RFS brigades are happy to have new volunteers join.

“Ongoing training for all members ensures that brigades are ready for the upcoming fire season.”

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The Anna Bay Rural Fire Service has already been involved in putting out major fires this year.

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