Last year Alison attended a Rural Fire Service briefing at the Katoomba Control Centre for community members. This session highlighted the importance of preparing for the upcoming bushfire season. We here at preschool are preparing for the fire season with bushfire drills, updating our supply boxes and reviewing our bushfire policy We encourage our families to consider updating their own fire plans and familiarising yourselves with guidance provided by the RFS in relation to fire advisories. We also ask that you ensure that you have downloaded the Skoolbag app as this may be our primary form of communication should the telephone lines be clogged or not operational during an emergency. For more information on alert levels and danger rates see the following links: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/3113/Bush-Fire-Alerts-Factsheet.pdf http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans?a=1421
Please consider downloading the Fires Near Me app for up to date information as well as following the Blue Mountains RFS Facebook pages for up to date information. https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
Please click the button below to view a quick fact sheet about bush fires.