Mylestom residents are urged to attend a public meeting with the Rural Fire Service to discuss bushfire survival plans.
Mylestom residents are urged to attend a public meeting with the Rural Fire Service to discuss bushfire survival plans. The Western Star Archives

Mylestom residents urged to be bushfire conscious

THE Rural Fire Service is advising property owners in Mylestom to be prepared for bushfires.

RFS representatives will meet with residents in the bushland community to ensure residents have survival plans in place in the event of a bushfire emergency.  

Jason Booth of the NSW RFS Mid North Coast Team has called a meeting in the Mylestom Community Hall in River St on Sunday, May 19 between 12.30pm and 3pm.  

"New South Wales is one of the most bush fire prone areas in the world and the threat to life, property and the environment is always present," Mr Booth said.

"During a major bush fires there are times where it is not always possible to provide a fire truck to every individual property. 

"This means that people living in, or visiting bush fire prone areas need to take responsibility for their own safety.

"Well prepared homes and properties are also easier and safer for our fire fighters to defend."

Residents are also advised to considering volunteering with the Rural Fire Service.

"Volunteering means you can choose your level of involvement with a range of training offered from bush fire fighting, first aid, chainsaw operator and much more."



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