The Pearl Beach Safety Advisory Group (PBSAG) a sub-committee of the Pearl Beach Progress Association has established a communication network called Neighbour Alert to provide information on Bush Fire Alerts and bush fire emergencies. The core of the network are local resident volunteers – Street Contacts supported by PBSAG committee members.
The role of the Street Contact is to connect with their neighbours and provide them with information about the Neighbour Alert program, to gather household information for the Neighbour Alert messaging system, to provide RFS material from time to time including the RFS Bush Fire Survival Plan brochure and to be a point of contact for their street residents and owners.
It is emphasised that Street Contacts are in no way expected to ‘save’ their neighbours and are not responsible for anyone else’s wellbeing other than their own. It is the Street Contact that chooses the level of support that they may provide.
For more detail on the Neighbour Alert Guidelines see the pdf file below (if on mobile or tablet you may need to click on link)
Below is a presentation given to Street Contacts in November 2022 (either view it onscreen by clicking on slide and scrolling or download)
Finally below you will find a list of downloaded documents which were provided to the Street Contacts for potential distribution to residents.
For further information, advice or clarification on the Neighbour Alert Program please contact Paul Toohey on 0412 254 979