Be prepared: NSW RFS superintendent Kerry Parkinson.YOU wouldn’t know it with all the rain but this month is the start of the bush fire danger period.
The NSW Rural Fire Service is urging Macarthur residents to start preparing for the fire season.
NSW RFS superintendent Kerry Parkinson said residents should not be complacent despite the rain that has fallen recently.
“The Macarthur area has still received below-average rainfall for the year and with the combination of extensive grass growth, it will only take a week of warm, dry and windy weather for those areas to be susceptible to fires once again,” she said.
Residents are urged to complete a Bush Fire Survival Plan so that members of the household know what to do on days of increased fire danger and if their home is threatened by fire.
During the bush fire danger period, which started on September 1, anyone wishing to light a fire in the Camden and Campbelltown areas will require a permit.