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Why Risk It?

People are heading back to work and back on the tools or finding time to do those DYI jobs involving power tools around the house and property.  To remind everyone to stay safe this Fire Danger Season SAPOL are re-releasing their power tools video in the ‘Why Risk It?’ series which has helpful tips about the safe use of power tools.

In response to the 2020-21 Fire Danger Season, SAPOL has again launched Operation Nomad. This includes high visibility police patrols in high risk fire danger areas and a community engagement campaign titled Why Risk It?

This campaign has been developed in collaboration with the SA Country Fire Service to increase awareness around four activities that accidentally cause bushfires:

SAPOL has produced video clips around each of these activities and have now released them on the SAPOL website, Neighbourhood Watch website and our social media platforms.

SAPOL has also produced bushfire prevention fact sheets that cover these topics as well as fire prevention in rural, urban, retail, home, business and school settings. You can view and print out the fact sheets and your own Why Risk It? posters from our Safety and security tips page to support the campaign.

You can help!

You too can help SAPOL and other emergency services to make this season as safe as possible. If you undertake any activity which may be a fire risk, please consider the weather conditions and check the restrictions around that activity beforehand by visiting the CFS website.

It is also important that you continue to report suspicious, reckless or negligent behaviour by calling SAPOL on 131 444. If you see a fire or there is an imminent risk of a fire, call Triple Zero (000). If you have any information about someone deliberately lighting fires call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online. You can remain anonymous.

For further information about what you can and can’t do during the Fire Danger Season please visit the CFS website