Strathbogie Shire Council

Tel: 1800 065 993

Make sure your property is not a fire hazard

Friday, August 18, 2017

Strathbogie Shire Council is urging all land-owners and occupiers, who are required under law, to make their properties safe from fire in the lead-up to the 2017-18 fire period.

Failure to make your property safe may result in a fine of $1586.

Council considers the safety of its residents very seriously and will be taking a stance on areas containing fire hazards in the lead-up to the warmer months.

Residents need to be aware that it is their responsibility to make their homes safe and hazard-free, with Shire-wide inspections taking place soon.

Properties within townships should remove all flammable rubbish from their yards and make sure the grass is kept cut, and rural properties are strongly encouraged to slash their boundaries.

Council also urges residents to ensure they have smoke alarms, fitted with brand new batteries, as failure to act now could mean potential disaster in the event of an emergency.

Strathbogie Shire recognises it has a large population of residents over 65 and they are able to help the more vulnerable residents which may struggle with checking and replacing smoke alarm batteries.

Please contact Council if you or a family member or friend needs support with this.

In addition to this, each year local fire brigades issue new batteries to all residents in their area.

All enquiries regarding this can be made to the Strathbogie Shire Fire Prevention Officer, Ken Ross, who is available on 1800 065 993.

 

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