The NSW Nationals in the state government are encouraging people to prepare now to minimise the bushfire risk to people and property.

“Despite a large part of the region having burnt during last year, we cannot get complacent about this coming season, so now is the time to get ready,” Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said.

“Local RFS brigades are organising information days, and this is a great opportunity to engage with your local brigade, find out about the fire risk in your area and learn about practical actions to get ready.”

The NSW Nationals in the state government have recently provided many RFS units with new vehicles and equipment.

Our state is already more prepared than ever before for the 2020-21 season, after the announcement of $45 million for the RFS to fast-track hazard reduction, employ 100 new paid State Mitigation Crew positions and upgrade the firefighting fleet.

Specific details on local events can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/GetReady.

The website also provides instructions on how to draw up a home bushfire survival plan.