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Heads Up For Fire or Any Emergency

 HUFF aims to ensure the wellbeing of people within the communities of Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Mt Victoria in the event of bushfires and other extreme weather events. Residents in the upper Blue Mountains are encouraged to participate at a neighbourhood level to actively reduce risk and manage threats to their safety prior to an emergency event.

How Does it Work?

The basic aim of HUFF is to encourage neighbours to get to know one another so that people feel more connected and better prepared for emergencies. Ideally, each street would have a volunteer HUFF Facilitator, who is willing to facilitate informal connections with neighbours and act as a conduit of information prior to and during an event. 

HUFF Facilitators are supported by the HUFF Coordinator who will provide free training and information such as:

  • Creating a bushfire plan
  • Knowing how to access services such as AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents). 
  • Understanding what specific risks might affect their neighbourhood.

To learn more about the program, call the HUFF Coordinator  at BANC on 4787 7770, email or register your interest in becoming a facilitator Here and we’ll call you back. You can also follow BANC on Facebook!


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Huff Locations

The three maps below show HUFF hub locations in Blackheath, Medlow Bath and Mount Victoria. To contact your closes facilitator, please email 

Blackheath

Medlow Bath

Mount Victoria