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Advice that money can't buy
There’ll be one thing at Stockland Wendouree shopping centre that – although priceless - won’t empty your wallet.
Fire safety advice will be 100 per cent free of charge for shoppers at Stockland starting today, 6 February, with local fire safety experts ready to answer questions at an information hub now travelling around the state as part of a summer roadshow.
Recent fire activity in the area has come as a reminder that locals need to remain extra vigilant throughout the fire season, said CFA Grampians Region Community Education Coordinator Chris Carey.
“One of the best things people can do right now is to talk face to face with CFA, which is why we’re heading out to busy areas like shopping centres and local markets throughout the season,” he said.
“There are very few ‘one-size-fits-all rules’ when it comes to bushfire. Everyone’s situation is different – where you live can make a big difference to the degree and type of risk you might face and the preparations you need to make.
“Whether you’re near bush or grassland or on the edge of the suburbs, we’re more than happy to walk you through the basics, and give you advice you on how to plan to protect your home and family this summer.”
Mr Carey said that even people who had done quite a lot of preparation and planning could still benefit from stopping by to make sure they were on the right track and had all the most current updates.
“If you’re in doubt about anything – anything at all – just ask. That’s what we’re here for,” he said.
The CFA Summer Fire Roadshow is running from December to March this year, reaching locals and holiday makers at shopping centres, local festivals, train stations, visitor centres and camping grounds.
CFA will be at Stockland Wendouree during general trading hours:
• Wednesday 6 Feb – 9:00am – 5:30pm
• Thursday 7 Feb – Stand will be closed
• Friday 8 Feb – 9:00am – 9:00pm
• Saturday 9 Feb – 9:00am – 5:30pm