CASTERTON CFA volunteers have a simple message for every member of the community this summer, Fire Safety Starts With You, and they want you to take action on it today.
Casterton Fire Brigade Captain Jim Condon said summer was well under way and there had already been serious fires in the district, and being prepared makes residents safer from bushfires.
He said local hazards such as bush and grass fires mad it particularly important that every member of the Casterton community was ready.
“Grassfires especially can move quickly, which leaves you very little time to respond if you have not prepared and been aware of any warnings,” Captain Condon said.
“Having a good plan for your family’s safety means every member of the family is alert on days of high fire danger and knows what to do straight away if there’s a fire in the area.
“Good preparation means you’re not caught out if something goes wrong; a missed warning, a power failure, a road closure or just bad decisions made in a hurry.”
Full story in the Casterton News on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.