Tuesday December 5, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has called on members of the community to look out for one another this holiday season.
“Summer has officially begun, and while this is a time for celebration, it is also disaster season and unfortunately a period when tragic accidents can happen,” Tanya Davies said.
“We are enormously grateful for the incredible job our emergency services do, but we cannot become complacent during this time. We have a shared responsibility to know our risks and be prepared.”
Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said now is the time to get ready.
“Whether you are staying home this Christmas season or getting away to enjoy all NSW has to offer, the message remains the same: Get ready, act responsibly and look out for those around you.
“Do not to let poor planning or careless behaviour ruin what should be a time for celebration and fun. Make this summer memorable for all the right reasons.”
These are some of the easy steps you can take to help protect your loved ones and property this summer:
Tragically, last summer there were 41 drowning deaths in NSW and 75 people lost their lives on our roads.
Over the same period, the state experienced over 4,800 bush and grass fires. Eight of these fires and two severe storms resulted in natural disaster declarations. Both the NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW State Emergency Service have already issued warnings that NSW will likely experience bushfire conditions and severe weather events over the summer.
For more information on how you can get ready and prepare for a safe summer, visit www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/getready