Blue Mountains residents are being reminded ahead of the bushfire season to sign up to the Static Water Supply (SWS) program if they have a pool, water tank or dam.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters are urging residents to sign up to the scheme if their home has a swimming pool, water tank or dam that could be used for firefighting purposes.
With the bushfire season approaching, it is a good opportunity to remind residents living in high bushfire risk areas to identify where their pool, tank or dam is, as part of the Static Water Supply program. This program was an important part of bushfire preparations.
"During a bushfire, the backyard pool can provide an ideal emergency water supply for firefighters to protect your home and possessions. By signing up to the Static Water Supply program, you're helping firefighters locate these vital water resources when they need it most. Your pool will only be used as a last resort," said Glenbrook Fire and Rescue NSW deputy captain Bob Maxwell.
After signing up, residents will be given a free SWS sign to display prominently on their letterbox or fence post so that it's clearly visible to all firefighters from the road. And don't forget to download and complete a Bushfire Survival Plan, which will help you and your family make important decisions about what to do during a bushfire before it's too late.
Get in contact with your local FRNSW or RFS Fire Station now to sign up, receive your free SWS sign and be bushfire ready.
To download a Bushfire Survival Plan, visit: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/bush-fire-survival-plan