We are in Tasmania’s bushfire season. The sun is (mostly) shining, stronger winds are here, and there is warmer weather through the day. This is a great time to engage your community about key messages on bushfire preparedness.
Many brigades prefer not to arrange community events during bushfire season. There is a possibility of the brigade getting a call-out to a bushfire, which could lead to cancelling the event as well as limited members available to support the event as it is also time to spend with family.
Pop-up stands may offer an alternative to a larger event during this busy time of year.
This bushfire season, Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods (BRN) and TFS brigades in BRN communities have held BRN pop-up stands throughout January, making some great connections and having focused conversations with local residents and shack owners.
We have set up at popular lunch spots, outside and inside shops (whatever works for the business), coffee shops and local hotels, and where there may be large numbers of people walking past. The locations can be as creative as you can be. Remember to get local business and council approval (if required).
Pop-up stands can be a great activity for your brigade for the following reasons:
If your brigade is interested in having a BRN pop-up stand, contact your regional Community Development Officer for guidance, assistance and resources.
Community Development Officer, South