There’s something in the air at Bracknell

BACKYARD BURNING: The event was a joint effort from the Environmental Protection Authority Tasmania, Meander Valley Council and Rural Bracknell Fire Service. Picture: Supplied
BACKYARD BURNING: The event was a joint effort from the Environmental Protection Authority Tasmania, Meander Valley Council and Rural Bracknell Fire Service. Picture: Supplied

The Environment Protection Authority Tasmania, the Meander Valley Council and the Bracknell Rural Fire Service teamed up last week to teach the pupils of Bracknell Primary about proper backyard burning techniques.

The Only Share Healthy Air event taught the pupils about the environmental impact of backyard burning and smoke emitted from outdoor wood heaters.

This included a practical demonstration of correct backyard burning techniques.

“It’s important that only dry, seasoned wood is burnt in your wood heater, as smoke can contain toxic particles,” Meander Valley’s health officer Durga Gopala-Krishnan said.

The pupils were also lucky enough to participate in a fire truck tour.