CFA safety specialists will answer shoppers’ questions about planning and preparing for a bushfire at Wodonga Centro until tonight.
The specialists set up the display at the Melbourne Road shopping plaza on Monday and officers have answered dozens of questions on many issues — from this week’s fire danger to smoke alarms.
Officer Linda Harrington said the display was a great chance to get the fire message across.
“If I can provide just one thing people can do when they get home, it’s a success,” she said.
Mount Beauty resident Janet Jordan, who yesterday asked questions about fuel the could wreck her garden, said she was nervous about fire this summer.
“We’ve had three good seasons and now there’s heavy undergrowth,” she said.
Officer Robert Scott, said people living on isolated properties should move into town if they were concerned about fire dangers.
“Come to a place like this, a concrete jungle,” he said.
“You’ll be a lot safer here than on the edge of town but, for God’s sake, don’t leave it until the fire is at your back fence.”
The specialists will be at Centro Wodonga from 9am to 9pm today.