Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner.
We all remember how tragic last year's summer was, so the key message from the RFS this weekend? Be prepared.
Towrang RFS was just one station across the state that held an open day like event on Saturday, September 19 to support Get Ready Weekend.
Towrang RFS captain Phil Ohlback said his staff were always happy to help anyone with problems preparing for the bushfire season.
"If they're not sure about what to do, they can give us a call on 0437 298 271," Mr Ohlback said.
Inspector Ben Shepherd from NSW RFS explained what he hoped the public would gain Get Ready Weekend.
"Ultimately, what we're looking for people to do is to use this weekend, not only to prepare their property, but to prepare themselves," Mr Shepherd said.
"They need to ensure they have their bushfire survival plans in place and to discuss it as a household.
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"Albeit we are looking at a wetter spring and summer than we had last year, we know in areas, especially around Goulburn, it will lead to an increase in grass growth.
"That will lead to an increase in risk over the warmer months of the year."
The hardworking team at Towrang RFS include president Matt Whittaker, community liaison officer Jean Morrison, senior deputy Clinton Landow and firefighters Kevin Bulman and Tom Soderborg.
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