The COVID-19 pandemic may have crashed the Vectis Rural Fire Brigade's traditional community dinner and meeting, but volunteer firefighters are warning it's not an excuse to become complacent about the upcoming fire season.
In place of the traditional dinner, a community drop-in session will be held at Quantong Recreation Reserve on Sunday night.
Vectis and Quantong community members, particularly new residents, are being encouraged to stop by and meet members of the brigade, and discuss preparations that need to be done on the eve of the fire season.
Brigade captain Dean Hobbs said residents needed to be wary of all possibilities.
"The high fuel loads, particularly of grass, this year is a concern. Residents need to be sure that our large vehicles can access their properties," he said.
"They also to consider what happens to their water supply if the power goes off on a bad day.
"We encourage residents to call by for a few minutes on Sunday night and have a chat."
The brigade's two fire trucks will also be on full display at the community session, that will take place between 6:30pm and 8pm.
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