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Communities Ramp Up for the Fire Season

Communities within the Central Desert Shire are prepared for the fire season thanks to the major Fire Preparedness project in the Central Desert Shire.

The Fire Preparedness Project incorporates community based training with the establishment of important fire prevention kits in each community. Yuendumu, Yuelamu, Laramba, and Atitjere have already had their training with Engawala, Ti Tree, Nyirripi and Willowra scheduled soon.

"The Fire Preparedness Project is an excellent opportunity for community residents to be trained in basic fire management techniques" the Shire President, Norbert Patrick said. "Training of this kind allows communities to develop their own capability and ensures that the community has the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary to deal with the risks associated with the fire season."

The training has been facilitated by volunteers from South Australia Bush Fires volunteers who have been working closely with the local communities. "The community involvement has been excellent" reported Greg Stone, Project manager "we are excited to be involved in such a great project and have developed strong connections with the people in Central Australia".

The project has rolled out under the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program sponsored by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

For more information please contact Roydon Robertson Chief Executive Officer on 8958 9531.