Residents urged to dedicate weekend to being bushfire ready

RFS brigades around Port Stephens will take part in Get Ready Weekend on Saturday as a hot, dry fire season looms.

The event is designed to arm people with vital fire safety information and double as a thank-you to the firefighters who keep the community safe.

During Get Ready Weekend, residents will be able to speak with firefighters about how to best protect their families and homes from fire.

The event is timely, coming days after a fire threatened Richmond Vale, near Kurri Kurri.

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said that the dry and warm conditions of the past week, combined with a relatively dry winter, means “we’re facing a potentially dangerous bush fire season”.

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RFS Brigades in Port Stephens.

RFS Brigades in Port Stephens.

Get Ready Weekend in Port Stephens


Medowie RFS will host a Get Ready Weekend event at its station – 47B Ferodale Road, Medowie – from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, September 16.​

Raymond Terrace

The Raymond Terrace RFS crew will be stationed at the town’s netball courts, on the corner of Port Stephens and William Bailey streets, between 9am and 3pm on Saturday, September 16.

Tanilba Bay

The Tilligerry RFS will hold a Get Ready Weekend event at its new station – 1 Success Street, Tanilba Bay – between 9am and 11.30am on Saturday, September 16.

Soldiers Point

Soldiers Point RFS will host an event at its station, located at 304 Soldiers Point Road, between 9.30am and 3pm on Saturday, September 16.

Salt Ash

The Wiliamtown-Salt Ash RFS will host their Get Ready Weekend event at the Salt Ash Markets on Saturday, September 23. They will be at the markets betwee 9am and 1pm.

Anna Bay, Fingal Bay

The RFS crews from Anna Bay and Fingal Bay held a combined Get Ready Weekend event at Anna Bay Tavern on September 10. 

For more information on Get Ready Weekend, click here.


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