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Protect your horses in an emergency

TASMANIA Fire Service (TFS) Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods will be holding an information session to help community members create emergency plans to ensure the welfare of their family and horses in bushfires, storms and floods.

The free event will be held on Saturday 3 December from 4-6pm at the Sandford Hall, 949 South Arm Road in Sandford.

It follows research of bushfire disasters that indicates that horse owners do not always make timely and accurate decisions in an emergency situation.

Failing to plan ahead for your animals during an emergency puts everyone’s lives at risks.

The community session will provide important information about disaster weather, alerts and warnings and evacuation centres, along with bushfire survival planning fact sheets, information booklets and other relevant resources.

The event is a joint partnership between the TFS, State Emergency Service (SES), Department Primary Industries, Parks Water and Environment Biosecurity section and Clarence City Council.

To register and/or find out more about the event go to www.fire.tas.gov.au/brn or contact Lesley King on 1800 000 699.

Caption: Horse owners are being urged to establish an emergency plan to increase their animal’s chance of surviving a natural disaster.

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