Emergency Resources for the Community


Download: Preparing for, and Recovering from Emergencies Resource Directory - Get Ready Blue Mountains 2022

 Get Ready! Blue Mountains Events 2018

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  • Fire Stories: Living With Risk

A moving documentary of one community’s experience of surviving and then rebuilding after the 2013 bushfires.  

NOTE:  Two additional FREE screening events have been arranged:

1. At the Fairmont Resort at Leura - 7pm THIS THURS 6 Sept

2. At the Springwood Hub -1.30pm THIS SAT 8 Sept (as part of the Bushfire Building Conference and Community Expo)

PLEASE DO THE PRE-VIEWING SURVEY BEFORE YOU GO! Click here - www.firesurvey.com.au

DVDs now available via:  Megalong Books (Leura), Turning Page (Springwood), Glee Books (Blackheath) & National Parks & Wildlife (Katoomba). 

 

  • Emergency Readiness - GCT

Throughout Spring 2018

Great Community Transport clients

Transport drivers & Facebook: GreatCommunityTransport 

 

  • Emergency Readiness – Volunteer Home Visitors

Throughout Spring 2018

Neighbourhood Centres 'Volunteer Home Visitors’ clients 

 

  • Emergency Readiness – BM Food Services

Throughout Spring 2018

Food Services clients 

 

  • Residents of Yondell/Bee Farm - Street Meeting

Faulconbridge RFS & Springwood Neighbourhood Centre

1st September, 2:00-4:00pm

Cnr Yondell Avenue & Bee Farm Road, Springwood

Adrian: 0468 314 372;

Facebook: FaulconbridgeRuralFireBrigade 

 

  • BMEE Bushfire Building Community Forum

8-9 September

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Springwood Theatre & Community Hub

https://bmee.org.au/category/bushfire-conference-comm/ 

 

  • MOCS Play in the Park – ‘What Happens When Plan A Doesn’t Work?’

Discussion session with RFS for parents

12th September, 10:00am-12:00pm

Buttenshaw Park, GWH Springwood

Jane: 4758 6811; Facebook: MOCSBlueMountains

 

  • Hazelbrook Scout Hall Playgroup – ‘What Happens When Plan A Doesn’t Work?’

Hazelbrook Scout Hall, 70 Railway Parade, Hazelbrook

Discussion session with RFS for parents

20th September, 10:30-11:30am

MOCS: 4758 6811; Facebook: MOCSBlueMountains

 

  • Warrimoo Public School & Warrimoo Bushfire Brigade Open Day

Free sausage sizzle & kids’ fun activities; RFS tips & advice on preparing for the coming season

22nd September, 10:00am-2:00pm

16-30 Florabella Street, Warrimoo

Facebook: WarrimooBushfireBrigade

  

  • RFS Get Ready! Weekend Open Days

22-23 September

The following Brigades are participating:

  • Blaxland
  • Blackheath/Mt Victoria
  • Bullaburra
  • Hazelbrook
  • Katoomba/Leura
  • Katoomba South
  • Lawson
  • Linden
  • Medlow Bath
  • Megalong Valley
  • Mount Riverview
  • Valley Heights
  • Warrimoo
  • Wentworth Falls
  • Winmalee

Contact your local Brigade for more information  

 

  • North Katoomba Meet Your Street

23rd September, 2:30-5:00pm

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Katoomba North Primary School, Barton Street

Family & community day – free activities, fun & food, stalls, local RFS - just turn up!

Josie: 4782 1117;  Facebook: KatoombaNeighbourhoodCentre

 

9:00-3:00, 24th-28th September

GWH, Blackheath

Come & get some one-to-one support with installation & use of emergency apps (especially FiresNearMe & MyFirePlan) on your smartphone or tablet.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 4787 7770

 

Katoomba North Primary School, Barton Street

Family & community day – free activities, fun & food, stalls, local RFS - just turn up!

Josie: 4782 1117;  Facebook: KatoombaNeighbourhoodCentre

 

9:00-3:00, 24th-28th September

GWH, Blackheath

Come & get some one-to-one support with installation & use of emergency apps (especially FiresNearMe & MyFirePlan) on your smartphone or tablet.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 4787 7770

 

  • Holiday Fun Morning

3rd October, 10:00am-12:00pm

Noble Street Park, Bullaburra

Liz: 4758 6811; www.mocs.org.au;

Facebook: MOCSBlueMountains

 

  • Get BUSHFIRE READY using technology!

Thursdays in October, from 1pm

Springwood Drop-In Centre, 3/163 Macquarie Rd (next to Blooms)

Book:  4751 4956

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  • Planning for Animals in Emergencies Seminar

6th October, 10:00am-3:00pm

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Springwood Sports Club, Macquarie Rd., Springwood

Come for a session, or come for the day

Morning tea provided; gold coin donation

Register: on Facebook: BlueARC; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre: 4754 4050

 

  • BM Aboriginal Culture & Resource Centre's Outreach Day - Connecting Services to Community

12th October, 10:00am-2:00pm

Lunch provided, kids' activities, community services

ACRA, 14 Oak Street, Katoomba

Jade:  4782 6569

Facebook: BlueMountainsAboriginalCultureResourceCentre/

 

For more information on 5 simple steps to being prepared:  www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/getready

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Community Sector Jobs

Finance Business Partner, Life Without Barriers, Richmond.
Closes Mon 17 June.


Drug & Alcohol Clinician - MERIT Program, NBMLHD, Penrith.
Closes Wed 19 June.


Aboriginal Child & Family Worker - Identified, Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services, Penrith.
Closes Wed 19 June.


Speech Pathologist, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Kingswood.
Closes Mon 24 June.


Warehouse Supervisor, St Vincent de Paul Society, Penrith.
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Grants and Funding

Current Opportunities

Ingar Rice Foundation Grants, up to $5K for early intervention programs, family support programs, specific resources for programs or specific training required for implementation of programs.
No closing date.

National Indigenous Australians Agency, grants for proposals that address a need for ATSI people.
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