CONDITIONS are so dry across Bathurst that the region’s firefighters say now is the time for the community to get prepared.
Bushfire season was brought forward by one month for the Chifley region (Bathurst, Oberon and Lithgow) to commence on September 1 due to dry conditions and predicted above average temperatures.
A free Get Ready event this Saturday, hosted by the NSW Rural Fire Service Bathurst Brigade, will offer a wealth of information and activities for the community.
Bathurst brigade community engagement officer Shane Thomas said this bushfire season was a concern for fire crews.
“It’ll be a hot, busy fire season. Everything’s so dry because we had a really dry winter,” he said.
“We only need warm conditions, a hot westerly wind and low humidity and an ignition and that’s our recipe for disaster.”
Find out more, meet the brigade’s firefighters and jump aboard a fire truck at Get Ready from 10am until 3pm this Saturday at the Adventure Playground.