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Plenty of fire tips @ Plenty Valley
There’ll be one thing at Plenty Valley shopping centre tomorrow that – although priceless - won’t empty your wallet.
Fire safety advice will be 100% free of charge from Wednesday 30 January to Saturday February 2 at the major shopping hub near Epping and South Morang), with local fire safety experts ready to answer questions at an information stand, now travelling around the state as part of a summer roadshow.
A grassfire fire at Whittlesea on Monday has came as a reminder that residents need to remain extra vigilant throughout the fire season, said CFA Community Education Coordinator Nicole McGill.
“One of the best things people can do right now is to talk face to face with CFA about your inidividual circumstances,” she said.
“There are very few ‘one-size-fits-all rules’ when it comes to bushfire. Everyone’s situation is different – and 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.
Ms McGill 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 and brochures.
“If you’re in doubt about anything – anything at all - just ask. That's what we're there for” she said.
"There'll also be activities and giveaways for kids."