Get Ready Challenge


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Katoomba-Leura Brigade is promoting bushfire safety from a different perspective.

Get Ready Challenge

Left to right: Duncan Grant, Superintendent David Jones, Chris Davidson, Katoomba-Leura Brigade Captain Peter Bennett and Kylie van Riel. Photo: Helen Flint Photography.

Members of the brigade gathered at the brigade station for the “raking of the leaves” to mark the beginning of the Six Week Get Ready Challenge for 2017.

The Six Week Challenge, a series of six emails over six weeks, focuses on the very easy things you can do to keep your home safe against the impact of a bushfire.

“Winter is an excellent time to talk to your family and friends about bushfire safety, the importance of preparation cannot be understated. I encourage all residents In the Blue Mountains to participate,” said Superintendent David Jones, District Manager of the Rural Fire Service.

Katoomba Leura Rural Fire Brigade encourage all residents across the Blue Mountains to understand the risks of living so close to our unique and beautiful surrounds.

Through community events, workshops and the third year of their highly successful Six Week Get Ready Challenge email campaign, Katoomba Leura RFB hopes to reach more people every year to strengthen and educate the whole community for bushfire safety.

Registering is easy, free and only takes a minute. Over winter and into spring you will receive a series of emails loaded with activities and information for the whole family on ways to prepare yourselves and your home for the next bushfire season. Go to to start. This year’s emails will commence late-July.

Members of Katoomba Leura RFS also attend the First Sunday Markets at Leura Public School and are always ready to answer any burning questions.