Rural Fire Service (RFS) brigades across the Mid Coast area will welcome the community as part of Get Ready Weekend.
Brigades will open their doors on September 14 and 15 to prepare residents for the bush fire season.
Families will have the opportunity to get to know their local firefighters, find out about the local fire risk and learn just how easy it is can be to prepare for the bush fire season.
As crews continue to battle blazes across the area, the timing for the event is perfect.
NSW RFS Mid Coast district manager Superintendent Kam Baker said all residents need to be prepared.
"Already this fire season we have seen more than 2700 bush and grass fires across NSW," Superintendent Baker said.
"With the vast majority of NSW drought affected and a forecast of ongoing warm and dry conditions, there is the potential for a long and protracted fire season.
"NSW RFS members have been busy preparing by undertaking hazard reduction burns, maintaining firefighting equipment and undergoing training.
"Get Ready Weekend is a chance for Mid Coast residents to do their bit to plan and prepare their family and properties for the fire season."
You can participate in a range of firefighting activities, climb aboard a fire truck, see firefighting displays and specialist equipment.
"Volunteer firefighters will be available to talk to you about the simple things you can do to reduce your bush fire risk, like having a bush fire survival plan," Superintendent Baker added.
"Preparing for bush fires is easier than people may think. Have a five-minute conversation and ask yourself - when will you go, what will you take and where will you go?"
The following brigades will hold a Get Ready Weekend event at their respective stations if not otherwise noted:
Saturday, September 14
Hannam Vale- 10am to 12.15pm
Coopernook- 10am to 3pm
Kundle Moto- 10.30am to 2pm
Taree (at Bunnings Warehouse Taree)- 8am to 4pm
Old Bar- 10am to 4pm
Rainbow Flat- 10am to 2pm
Firefly- 8.30am to 1pm
Minimbah- 11am to 3pm
Marlee- 10am to 3pm
Wherrol Flat- 9.30am to 2pm
Burrell Creek- 9am to noon
Coomba Park (at foreshore reserve)- 10am to 2pm
Gloucester (at Gloucester Woolworths)- 9am to 2pm
Pindimar Tea Gardens (at Myall Quays Shopping Centre)- 8.30am to 3pm
Booral (at Booral Shopping Hub)- 9.30am to noon
Sunday, September 15
Lansdowne- 9am to noon
Krambach (at Krambach markets)- 9am to noon
Coomba Park- 9am to 2pm
Green Point- 8am to 2pm
Bungwahl- 10am to 2pm
Preparation for the bush fire season is easier than you think.
It takes five minutes to improve or make a plan that will give yourself, your property and family the best chance of survival should you be threatened by a bush fire.