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5 days ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

NSW Rural Fire Service
Most people have a plan for what to do during a bush fire. It might be to leave. But have you thought about when you would leave, what you would take, and where you would go? Ask yourself - how fireproof is your plan?
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Adaminaby/ Anglers Reach RFS members Bob and Keith flying the RFS flag at the opening of the new boat ramp at Old Adaminaby. ... See MoreSee Less

Adaminaby/ Anglers Reach RFS members Bob and Keith flying the RFS flag at the opening of the new boat ramp at Old Adaminaby.

Opening of 2018 Bush-Fire Season


Hello everyone!

In view of the number of brigades to contact and the impossibility of speaking face to face to you all at one time, I have taken advantage of the wonders of technology to officially open the 2018 Bush-Fire season!

My role as chaplain is to share your walk with you, on and off the fire-ground. We all know what it is like to get the call to go and I am privileged to be part of a group of people who respond as best we can. I shared with some of you on Saturday at the Scribe Workshop and training makes us confident in the duties we are called to do, not only as fire-fighters but just as important, as the supporters of fire fighters. This gives those on the fire-ground the assurance that we work as part of a team of which the members have been trained; and that we have the support of members who are equally skilled. We do it together.

This is what I would like you to be mindful of. In our role as fire-fighters, we have our backs covered. Being part of a team means that we can share the responsibility of the important work that we do and share the sacrifices that we make in terms of family and personal life.

As your chaplain I can assure you that I've been there and done that and will continue to do that. For that reason, I certainly can't know exactly how you feel when you are called to go; but I know that you will go if you can.

And that is the important consideration we need to make โ€“ that we are fit to go and are mindful of those who go with us and stay behind for us.

Please feel free to talk to me. My email contact: jenni.roberts@rfs.nsw.gov.au

I look forward to being part of the team with you!

Blessings,

Jenni
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Well done Jenni. Great to know you are around

Thank you Jenni

Wollondibby Rural Fire Brigade has been kept busy, with two incidents in close proximity yesterday.
At approximately 1430hrs Wollondibby RFS, supported by Jindabyne RFS and Jindabyne FRNSW were called to a structure fire on the Alpine Way.
On arrival a shed was fully involved, and neither the structure or it's contents could be saved. Thanks to the quick deployment of 6 fire fighting appliances, surrounding structures and forest areas were successfully defended.

As this incident started to wind down, Wollondibby crews were called to a tree alight further west along the Alpine Way near Thredbo Diggings Campground at 1830hrs.
A tree on the ground and about 20 square meters of tussock was alight on arrival. This fire is suspected to have been deliberately lit.
Thanks to local campers the spread was limited, after they jumped into action while crews responded.
After being extinguished the incident was referred to National Parks for additional patrols today and Police.

Pictures: Tom Phillips, Wollondibby Brigade Captain
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Wollondibby Rural Fire Brigade has been kept busy, with two incidents in close proximity yesterday. 
At approximately 1430hrs Wollondibby RFS, supported by Jindabyne RFS and Jindabyne FRNSW were called to a structure fire on the Alpine Way. 
On arrival a shed was fully involved, and neither the structure or its contents could be saved. Thanks to the quick deployment of 6 fire fighting appliances, surrounding structures and forest areas were successfully defended. 

As this incident started to wind down, Wollondibby crews were called to a tree alight further west along the Alpine Way near Thredbo Diggings Campground at 1830hrs. 
A tree on the ground and about 20 square meters of tussock was alight on arrival. This fire is suspected to have been deliberately lit. 
Thanks to local campers the spread was limited, after they jumped into action while crews responded. 
After being extinguished the incident was referred to National Parks for additional patrols today and Police.

Pictures: Tom Phillips, Wollondibby Brigade CaptainImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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What are you doing up there Tom...๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Well done to our emergency crews.

Captain Tom Phillips love your work ๐Ÿ˜œ

These arenโ€™t near Mums are they?

Karen Forsstrom ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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3 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Long weekend and school holidays generally see a spike in incidents for brigades across the Monaro Team.

Double demerits are now in place. Please slow down and consider the impact poor driving decisions could have on you, your family, and the wider community.PLEASE BE SAFE ๐Ÿ‘ The long weekend and NSW school holidays have officially begun, with large numbers of people expected to hit the road, please take caution and travel safely. #StaySafe #StopReviveSurvive #RescueHelicopter
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Long weekend and school holidays generally see a spike in incidents for brigades across the Monaro Team. 

Double demerits are now in place. Please slow down and consider the impact poor driving decisions could have on you, your family, and the wider community.

JUST ONE EMBER CAN START A FIRE:

A significant number of fires in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area in the past few months have been reignitions of previous campfires, pile burns, windrow burns, and more.

In the current dry conditions embers can remain covered and hot for several weeks after a fire appears to be out. When the wind picks up, it uncovers these embers and reignites the fire.

We encourage anyone that has a fire to thoroughly extinguish it before they leave, and monitor the area, especially during periods of high wind. Even if the surface gets a little bit of rain on it, fires will continue to burn underneath.
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JUST ONE EMBER CAN START A FIRE:

A significant number of fires in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area in the past few months have been reignitions of previous campfires, pile burns, windrow burns, and more. 

In the current dry conditions embers can remain covered and hot for several weeks after a fire appears to be out. When the wind picks up, it uncovers these embers and reignites the fire.

We encourage anyone that has a fire to thoroughly extinguish it before they leave, and monitor the area, especially during periods of high wind. Even if the surface gets a little bit of rain on it, fires will continue to burn underneath.

 

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2 of the 4 incidents attended by Monaro Rural Fire Brigades this long weekend were from unattended reignitions, please ensure your fires are totally out.

Update Bredbo Fire 1400hrs.
The fire has been contained to under 1 hectare and crews are now blacking out the burnt area.
A very fast response by all units managed to keep the fire to a small area.
Great Firefighting by all crews involved.
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ADVICE 1315HRS 28/09/18
Bredbo and Colinton Brigades have responded to a grass fire at "Bungara" Capawidgee Rd Bredbo.
Numerous units are enroute to this fire.
More information to follow as it becomes available.
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