Congratulations to Monaro Group Officer John Reed who has been awarded the AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL. A much deserved recognition for his outstanding effort to the service and our district.Congratulations to the eight NSW Rural Fire Service members receiving the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honour list. The AFSM was instituted in 1988 and recognises those who have rendered distinguished service as a member of the Australian fire service.
Join us in congratulating our eight members on their exceptional service to the NSW Rural Fire Service and their community:
Louis Cassar – Lower Hunter
Scott Crosweller – Northern Beaches
Krystall Hinds – Southern Tablelands
John Reed – Snowy Monaro
John Smith – Murrumbidgee
Brett Turner – Macarthur
Fred Turner – Hunter Valley
Barry Whalan – Orana
You can read more about our AFSM recipients here: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/eight-rfs-members-recognised-on-queens-birthday ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations John very well deserved 👏👏
A severe wind warning is currently in place for the Monaro with wind gusts expected up to 90km/h.
Over the long weekend many landowners have given notification to burn and we ask that precautions be taken to minimise any issues that may arise by closely monitoring weather conditions, be in attendance of the burn whilst it is active and ensure it is fully extinguished before leaving it unattended.
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Scary to see on the Royalla and Burra notice boards people notifying of burns for this weekend. I am hoping they are mindful of the weather warnings and cancel burns planned
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Today we say THANK YOU to our members, the volunteers and staff of the NSW Rural Fire Service, and to all first responders who do so much to care for and protect our communities. #ThankAFirstResponder #PowerOfThanks #TAFRD ... See MoreSee Less
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We have a number of burn notifications in areas of African Love Grass
Land owners are urged to actively patrol fires that have been recently alight or in which you are about to light. There is a possibility they could flare up under windy conditions.
This is a result of increased frost curing that leave grasses dry and easily ignited.
You must notify your neighbours and the RFS 24hrs before you light.
You can register your notification to burn on line to the RFS at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP/burn-notifications
Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on ph 02-6455 0455 during business hours 9am-5pm, where we can enter the notification for you.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance ... See MoreSee Less
Surely no-one would be silly enough to burn off in this wind!
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Photos from NSW RFS Area Command South Eastern's post ... See MoreSee Less