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Prepare for the Fire Season

As the weather becomes warmer it is a timely reminder to begin preparing for the Fire Danger Season.

Although we do not have the worries that our fellow rural communities deal with, property owners still have a responsibility to ensure that their property is cleared of all flammable materials to assist with the reduction and potential for fire outbreak on their properties and to their neighbours.

The Country Fire Service (CFS) typically declares the Fire Danger Season within the metropolitan Adelaide region from November through to the end of April.

It is important for property owners to be aware of their responsibilities under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005.

What you can do

Start preparing early
In order to reduce potential hazard, undergrowth including lawns and grasses should be maintained at or below 10cm in height, throughout the Fire Danger Season.

Clear out
Clean up flammable materials, including overgrown and dried out grass and weeds, grass cuttings and other flammable objects be cleared from the property. This includes dead tree branches, wooden pallets and volatile substances.

Remove hard waste
Council offers up to 2 hard waste collections per year for residential properties and if you are looking to dump vegetation or other items, the Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre is open 7 days a week and offers competitive dumping rates.

Not maintaining your property increases the risk of fire outbreak, of respiratory and allergy concerns and also provides potential harbour for vermin and on the odd occasion, snakes.

For further information relating to the Fire Danger Season, please visit www.cfs.gov.au.

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