Logan’s Big Safe Day Out worth a visit
Published: 07 Sep 2015
With the recent spate of house fires and a particularly challenging bushfire season threatening in Logan, a Big Safe Day Out may just save your home.
The free community event, organised by Logan City Council, is designed to help residents identify threats from all hazards – including fires and flooding – and provides valuable tips about how to plan to protect your property and access assistance in an emergency.
Logan City Council Mayor, Pam Parker said the event was a must for anyone who had recently moved to acreage or had concerns about the safety or security of their home.
"The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and State Emergency Services (SES) will be in attendance to provide information about what residents can do to help safeguard the family home from fire, floods and other disasters," she said.
"Information on how to make sure you have the right type of smoke detectors fitted and how to minimise the threat posed by bushfires to homes, are particularly timely given recent spate of house fires and the bushfire season we face."
Agencies participating include:
* Logan City Council
* Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
* State Emergency Services
* Australian Red Cross,
* Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
* Queensland Police Service
* Queensland Ambulance Service
* St John's Ambulance
* Multilink; and
* emergency services cadets.
The event will be held on Sunday 13 September, 9am – 3pm Gould Adams Park, Kingston.
There will be live safety demonstrations and the opportunity to talk to experts who can advise residents about the individual issues they may face with their properties.
FM101 will also be broadcasting from the event.