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CFS

Eyre Peninsula Field Days

09/08/2022

Eyre Peninsula residents will be the first in the state to be shown and educated on the new nationally consistent Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS), at this year's Eyre Peninsula Field Days in Cleve.

The three-day event will also provide the opportunity for people to write a 5 Minute Bushfire Plan and ask questions about how to best prepare their farm, property, and family ahead of the Fire Danger Season, with several CFS staff and volunteers on site.
CFS Regional Prevention Officer, Adrian Parente, said it is a great opportunity for the community to get first-hand information about how they can be bushfire ready.

"It is important we can educate as many people as possible about the new AFDRS over the coming days," Mr Parente said.

"The new system will be implemented across Australia from September 1st, so it's a key focus of this year's Field Days display."

From 1 September, the nation will use this simplified, four-level, action-orientated system as a bushfire survival tool. The AFDRS ranges from moderate to catastrophic, which will tell the community how dangerous a bushfire would be if one broke out and what to do to keep safe.

This year's exhibit will also have daily live stovetop and fire extinguisher demonstrations at 11am and 1pm, road crash demonstrations, several giveaways, and a fire pit for warmth.

"There will also be an exhibit dedicated to Farm Fire Units, with the opportunity for people to register on the day, and a Farm Fire Unit on display", Mr Parente said.

"An array of information and activities will be available to view and experience throughout the CFS precinct over the next few days, it's not to be missed".

The CFS Volunteer Association (CFSVA) and CFS Volunteer recruitment tent will also be on site to assist anyone looking to register.

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