Information walk about bushfire hazard reduction
The Bays Rural Fire Service team conducted a community information walk on Sunday, November 19.
The walk was designed to give community members insight into how the service planned a hazard reduction.
Community members who participated were also provided with information about how a bushfire behaves and were given an opportunity to walk through the bush to see the changes after a fire.
The morning commenced at The Bays fire station in Wattle Cr, Phegans Bay, with a discussion covering topics including what is fire, what factors influence fire, what goes into planning a hazard reduction and why it may be cancelled.
The bushwalk took place down the Woy Woy fire trail to the water's edge and ended at the end of Taylor St.
Participants saw areas that had and had not been burned.
They were shown different fuel types and loading and brigade members explained what might affect how a fire would burn.
Newsletter, 16 Nov 2017
Chris Francis, The Bays Rural Fire Service
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