Residents and landholders in the Mid-Western Regional Council area are urged to prepare for the bush fire season during Get Ready Weekend (September 14-15), and there'll be 15 events by local Rural Fire Service brigades to help out [SEE BELOW].
The 2019-2020 Bush Fire Danger Period was brought forward to September 1 for the Cudgegong RFS District, which covers the council area. And following a spate of burns getting out of control, permits are suspended indefinitely although a number of illegal fires have occurred in the dry conditions.
Locals can get involved on Saturday and Sunday in fun family events including children's activities, firefighting displays, opportunities to get aboard a fire truck, and see some of their specialist equipment. Importantly you can also get some information and advice on preparing their properties for the bush fire season.
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Fifteen events will be held across the region, find out more at rfs.nsw.gov.au/GetReady
Cudgegong RFS District Get Ready events:
- COOYAL BRIGADE - Cooyal Fire Station, Wollar Road, Cooyal, 10am-12pm Saturday; Botobolar Fire Station, 737 Botobolar Road, Botobolar, 1-3pm Saturday
- GULGONG DC BRIGADE - Carramar Park, Carramar Road, Stubbo, 10am-12pm Saturday; street meeting corner Beryl Road and Spring Ridge Road, Beryl, 10am-12pm Saturday; street meeting Norris Lane, Galambine, 10am-12pm Saturday
- COOKS GAP BRIGADE - Cooks Gap Fire Station, Ulan Road, Cooks Gap, 10am-2.20pm Saturday; Fire Station, Barnett Road, Wollar, 12-2.30pm Sunday
- PIAMBONG BRIGADE - Piambong Fire Station, Upper Piambong Road, Mudgee, 10am-1pm Saturday
- LAWSON BRIGADE - Lowes Peak Area, corner Blacksprings Road and Uralba Lane, St Fillans, 10am-12pm Sunday
- MUDGEE HQ BRIGADE - Mudgee Fire Station, Depot Road, Mudgee, 10am-3pm Saturday
- ERUDGERE GRATTAI BRIGADE - Grattai Fire Station, corner Hill End Road and Old Grattai Road, Grattai, 9am-2pm Saturday
- WINDEYER BRIGADE - Windeyer Recreation Reserve, 1896 Windeyer Road, Windeyer, 9am-3pm Saturday
- RYLSTONE BRIGADE - Globe Hotel, Louee Street, Rylstone, 9am-12pm Sunday
- CLANDULLA BRIGADE - Kandos IGA, 63-65 Angus Avenue, Kandos, 10am-12pm Saturday
- BOGEE BRIGADE - Bogee Fire Station, 21 Noola Road, Bogee, 10am-2pm Sunday