MAKE A PLAN AND STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER - ANDERSON
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson urging residents to stay safe this summer while enjoying the benefits of living in a regional community.
Mr Anderson said bushfire survival plans, swimming between the flags and safe driving are just some of the tips the State’s emergency services agencies are urging NSW residents to follow ahead of summer.
“We all love to get together with family and friends at this time of the year. It’s a fantastic way to wind down, kick-back and relax.
“But we don’t want these planned get-togethers spoiled by accidents or other people’s bad behaviour.
‘Whether you are catching up with friends over Christmas, hosting a barbecue or enjoying the outdoors, it is essential you are prepared and aware of any risks that may arise.
“We are currently seeing unprecedented dry conditions so it is crucial people act in a way that is safe for the wider community.
“Our local emergency services have been fighting so hard to keep our communities safe with the spate of fires in recent weeks.
“Boaters heading for the coast should also Log On with Marine Rescue NSW on their marine radio on VHF Channel 16 or via the free MarineRescue app. If you’re not back safely as planned, their professional volunteers will launch a search for you
“This region is one of the most beautiful places in the world and I actively encourage people to take advantage of that, but it is important to remember we all need to stay safe,” Mr Anderson concluded.
For more information on staying safe: https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/getready