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Crews from Berridale, Kalkite, Jindabyne East, Jindabyne and Wollondibby attended 2 fires last night with one being a house fire on Geikle Creek Rd and the other a transformer/substation on Reedys Cutting Rd in Jindabyne.
Crews worked to mid night and then returned this morning to late this afternoon attending to hot spots so that fire investigators could go to work.
The Monaro Team would like to thank all of the volunteers from Brigades that assisted in bring these fires under control and stoping fires spreading into Bush land and other properties.
We also like to thank FRNSW Jindabyne, Cooma, Thredbo and Police, Ambulance also Country Energy for their assistance.
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Monaro Team
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Jindy 2 in action!! Extremely grateful how quick the response was! A job well done πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Thanks to all involved πŸ™πŸΌ

Need to start a fund raiser for the family of that home, who have lost just about everything 😫

Thank you all involved. You guys are amazing πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘βœ…

Great work!

Hope everyone is ok.

Great job .Top Brigade Well Done Cheers

This might be a timely reminder about cleaning, maintaning wood fires and not leaving flammable materials close to heaters....also have yr fire plan and smoke alarms working...

I have alot of women's clothing if they need anything, jumpers, jeans, shirts etc

Geoff Longstone

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Crews from Adaminaby & Anglers Reach Rural Fire Brigade attended multiple MVA’s yesterday on the Snowy Mountains Hwy between Adaminaby and Kiandra assisting Police, RMS, and Ambulance.
Please take care on the roads around the Monaro this coming week with more snow forecasted.
Monaro Team.
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Thank you for all your support of so many people yesterday. It was definately busy weekend with so many people getting into trouble. Thanks again

You guys did an incredible job this weekend! Thank you for all of your hard work and care!

Stay safe and keep warm.

Tim Chapman definitely a good idea to stay home yesterday!

Jason Foote

Why hasn’t the snow plough been through there?

Hannah Prior

Rebekah Platts

Deborah Jean

Peter Sweeney

Danielle Dawson

David Hahn

Oscar Thomas there were more after we went through!!

Any hiaces Brandan Galic

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We are a bit disappointed.......
Despite timely warnings of strong winds expected across the Monaro district from earlier this week though to mid-next week, together with continual reminders for people wishing to burn off to comply with their legal obligation to notify all neighbours and the RFS at least 24hrs in advance of lighting, one of our local Rural Fire Brigades has this afternoon been called out to a needless call.
This was due to a landowner not notifying anyone, lighting up this morning, then the fire flaring up with the strong winds this afternoon. Had the landowner notified us, we would have advised them of the upcoming strong winds....that's what we do.
RFS volunteer firefighters have work and family commitments, and whilst they are happy to put these aside to help their community at the time of need, being called out to needless incidents places unnecessary burdens upon them.
If you are wishing to burn off at this time of year, please just notify your neighbours and the RFS, and keep your fire safe!

Notify NSWRFS- Monaro District- 02 6455 0455.
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We are a bit disappointed.......
Despite timely warnings of strong winds expected across the Monaro district from earlier this week though to mid-next week, together with continual reminders for people wishing to burn off to comply with their legal obligation to notify all neighbours and the RFS at least 24hrs in advance of lighting, one of our local Rural Fire Brigades has this afternoon been called out to a needless call.
This was due to a landowner not notifying anyone, lighting up this morning, then the fire flaring up with the strong winds this afternoon. Had the landowner notified us, we would have advised them of the upcoming strong winds....thats what we do.
RFS volunteer firefighters have work and family commitments, and whilst they are happy to put these aside to help their community at the time of need, being called out to needless incidents places unnecessary burdens upon them.
If you are wishing to burn off at this time of year, please just notify your neighbours and the RFS, and keep your fire safe!

Notify NSWRFS- Monaro District- 02 6455 0455.

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Y’all r amazing. Thank u for ur time.

Honesty, Well Done, All NSWRFS Volunteers DO an amazing job.

Time to introduce fines!

Fiona and her family have had their property burbt our by just such a careless and thoughtless neighbour, and still suffer from periods of depression. Please listen to her advice.

Could you perhaps advertise your contact numbers more often, thanks

You guys had warnings every were. Even I now the winds are to strong.

common sense is not very common😠

Wasn’t at Mila was it??

Send them a bill

Angela Kennedy

Tegan

How brainless can some Farmers get.

Don't need to call....if you can't realise you shouldn't be burning in this weather then........😀😀😀😀

You just can’t combat stupid

Fine them ....idiots

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1 week ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

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Priority 1! A firefighters first priority is the preservation of life.

BEEN BURNING OFF RECENTLY?
HAVE YOU CHECKED THAT FIRE IS ACTUALLY OUT?
INCREASED WINDS COMING OVER THE NEXT WEEK.
IT ONLY TAKES ONE EMBER!
From Wednesday, increasing and gusty winds are expected across the Monaro.....and they are likely to be around for the next week.
So if your planning to burn-off, maybe consider leaving it until the winds have passed......
If you've been burning-off recently, have you checked it is really out.......
Current dry conditions and frost cured grasses provide a ready opportunity for fires to start. Add the wind.....and fires will be ready to run!
These increased winds could re-kindle a previous burn-off that wasn't fully out.
Remember, it only takes one ember!
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BEEN BURNING OFF RECENTLY?
HAVE YOU CHECKED THAT FIRE IS ACTUALLY OUT?
INCREASED WINDS COMING OVER THE NEXT WEEK.
IT ONLY TAKES ONE EMBER!
From Wednesday, increasing and gusty winds are expected across the Monaro.....and they are likely to be around for the next week.
So if your planning to burn-off, maybe consider leaving it until the winds have passed......
If youve been burning-off recently, have you checked it is really out.......
Current dry conditions and frost cured grasses provide a ready opportunity for fires to start. Add the wind.....and fires will be ready to run!
These increased winds could re-kindle a previous burn-off that wasnt fully out.
Remember, it only takes one ember!

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An excellent reminder considering the events of last year in August. Hopefully the lessons were learned.

Paul Govier

2 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Congratulations Marine Rescue NSW on 10 years of service, in particular to Marine Rescue Alpine Lakes who take care of Lake Jindabyne.

Here's to many more years.
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3 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Today Fred Nichols had his last day as a Monaro District Officer looking after Snowy River, and the Monaro.

From Hazard Reduction work, to Fire Trails, to driving the Bulk Water Tanker and helping out any where he could and also giving updates on the ABC Radio when needed.

The Monaro Team will miss you Fred, but we will catch up with you at the Coffee shop or at the Adaminaby Bakery.

Good luck to you and your family Fred it has been a pleasure working with you.
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Happy retirement Fred. Good morning Fred... it’s Daniel Doody from ABC South East in Bega. Just calling up to see how everything is going in the Monaro region. I’ll miss saying that mate. All the best.

Congratulations on your retirement Fred and thank you so much for all you have done for the Cooma community. All the very best for your next set of adventures 😊

Great effort FredπŸ˜‰

Happy Retirement, Fred

1 month ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Significant delays on our roads from the snow fields through to Canberra.

Please slow down so everyone can get home safe.There are significant delays on Kosciuszko Road heading into Cooma and beyond, with snow traffic leaving the snow fields, expect delays from Jindabyne through to Bredbo.
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Significant delays on our roads from the snow fields through to Canberra. 

Please slow down so everyone can get home safe.

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Crikey we just could not believe this on our way home from Canberra - it was bumper to bumper, with hundreds of cars travelling at around 20km/h from Cooma to past Bredbo

Please all take care everyone wants to get home safe and sound. A deep breath relax we are all going the same way. Please drive to the conditions and be safe.

Why can’t I get this sort of update when I go into the live traffic site?

Wow why doesnt this suprise me

Great πŸ™„

Caroline Craig Willsmer thank goodness we came home last night

So I won’t be going in to town for lunch today 🀷‍♀️

Traffic stopped 3klms out, Cooma side of Bredbo, no reason just heavy traffic

Just drove from Cooma to Canberra- watch out idiots on the road !!! Please do the speed limit and over taking lanes are for overtaking on drag racing😑😑😑😑

Yeh but they still don’t need the extra lane..

Winter is started.

pretty typical.

And also stopped 5klms from Williamsdale ACT Border for random breath testing

Jodie Blanch good to leave when you did πŸ˜‚

Good bye don't come back

Hannah O'Brien Trish Louise O'Brien

James Budge

Dane Booker

Phil Saunders

Mitchell Breitfuss

Chris Hibbard

Lea Dale Miller

Sharon Blyton

Don McKerracher

Neil Bartlam Andrew Barron Matt Mytka

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