Medowie Rural Fire Brigade open doors in lead to fire season Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale News Of The Area by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 13, 2017 Jess Smith is ready for the brigade open day. RESIDENTS of Port Stephens can find out how to prepare for the bushfire season as Rural Fire Service brigades throw open their doors to the public this Saturday. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org[/caption] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Brigades across New South Wales are taking part in the annual RFS Get Ready Weekend giving local communities the chance to meet the volunteers and find out how to prepare their homes and properties against fire this summer. Gavin Smith from Medowie Rural Fire Brigade told News Of The Area, “The Open Day is a great chance to meet your local brigade.” “There will be plenty of activities for the kids, and adults, on the day with fire trucks and equipment on display, games and a sausage sizzle.” With an ‘above normal’ bushfire season predicted across the state, Medowie Open Day coordinator Gavin Smith said the open day, this Saturday 16 September, is a timely opportunity to find out about how to make a bushfire survival plan. Mr Smith said as well as completing a bushfire survival plan, residents can also take practical steps around the home to prepare for the season. “Simple things like clearing your gutters, keeping lawns short and cleaning up fallen leaves, twigs and debris around the property will help.” “You can also download a Bush Fire Survival Plan guide online or the MyFirePlan smartphone application.” “And volunteers at the participating brigades will be on-hand to give practical tips,” Mr Smith said For a full list of participating brigades and times, visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.