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Powell Media Release – Prepare for Bushfire Season and say thanks to our volunteers (7 June 2014)

Glass House families today joined with local rural firefighters to celebrate Rural Fire Service Queensland Day and mark the start of ‘Bushfire Safety Week’ from 7 to 14 June. Montville, Maleny, Mount Mee and Wamuran Rural Fire Brigades opened their stations today to celebrate with their communities.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said that he marked the day by attending the celebrations with the Maleny Rural Fire Brigade and making a financial contribution to the brigade.

“I was pleased to be able to celebrate with our Maleny rural firefighters today and mark the start of Bushfire Safety Week,” Mr Powell said.

“I will be contacting the other rural fire brigades throughout Glass House and providing them with a financial contribution in support of the fantastic work that they do in our community.

“I also want to remind families in Glass House to ‘Get Ready’ and reduce their bushfire risk this Bushfire Safety Week.

“Events like RFSQ Day and ‘Bushfire Safety Week’ can help Queenslanders with these preparations. Remember: if we all do a little, we’ll accomplish a lot.”

Queenslanders can undertake three simple steps as part of the first ‘Bushfire Safety Week’.

• Step one: prepare yourself. Familiarise yourself and your family with the four levels of
bushfire warnings.
• Step two: prepare your family. Organise a Bushfire Survival Plan and practice it
• Step three: prepare your property. Reduce risk on your property and prepare properly

Further information on bushfire preparedness is available at

[ENDS] 7 June 2014

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