Residents in St Arnaud are being asked to take a more proactive approach to reducing risks.
A public meeting to introduce the Fire Smart brand will be held on August 8 for all residents in the area, led by visiting United States fire management specialist Michelle Steinberg.
The area, with its growing community, has been identified as being at high risk from wildfires.
The public meeting for Nelson Lakes residents will be held at the St Arnaud fire station on Wednesday, August 8, at 3pm.
- The Marlborough Express