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The first of October is the official start of the fire season – and it means more areas will start their Bush Fire Danger Period.

For the South Eastern Area this includes the commencement of the BFDP in:

NSW Rural Fire Service - Lake George incorporating
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Local Government Area.

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service incorporating Snowy Monaro Regional Local Government Area.

NSW RFS Southern Tablelands Zone incorporating
Goulburn Mulwaree Upper Lachlan, Yass Valley Local Government Areas.

If you’re planning on using fire on your property, you’ll need a permit during the Bush Fire Danger Period. Permits are free and easy to get.

Don’t be the fire risk to your community. Know the rules on safe burning and check www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/BFDP
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The first of October is the official start of the fire season – and it means more areas will start their Bush Fire Danger Period. 

For the South Eastern Area this includes the commencement of the BFDP in: 

NSW Rural Fire Service - Lake George incorporating
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Local Government Area. 

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service incorporating Snowy Monaro Regional Local Government Area.

NSW RFS Southern Tablelands Zone incorporating 
Goulburn Mulwaree Upper Lachlan, Yass Valley Local Government Areas. 

If you’re planning on using fire on your property, you’ll need a permit during the Bush Fire Danger Period. Permits are free and easy to get.

Don’t be the fire risk to your community. Know the rules on safe burning and check www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/BFDP

The first of October is the official start of the fire season – and it means more areas will start their Bush Fire Danger Period.

If you’re planning on using fire on your property, you’ll need a permit during the Bush Fire Danger Period. Permits are free and easy to get.

Don’t be the fire risk to your community. Know the rules on safe burning and check www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/BFDP
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Congratulations and well done to Gail and the development team from the Nimmitabel Rural Fire Brigade, on establishing their new Brigade Facebook page.

This page will serve as another valuable tool for them to share their fire related information and messages across their community.
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Congratulations and well done to Gail and the development team from the Nimmitabel Rural Fire Brigade, on establishing their new Brigade Facebook page.

This page will serve as another valuable tool for them to share their fire related information and messages across their community.

Bush Fire Danger Period for the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area commences this Friday, 1st October. You will require a valid Fire Permit for any new or currently existing fires. These can be optained free of charge from your local Rural Fire Brigade. Notification for the actual lighting of these fires can be done on line at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/notify 24hrs before you light. Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on p6455 0455 during business hours where we can enter the notification for you.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you need assistance
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Bush Fire Danger Period for the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area commences this Friday, 1st October. You will require a valid Fire Permit for any new or currently existing fires. These can be optained free of charge from your local Rural Fire Brigade. Notification for the actual lighting of these fires can be done on line at   www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/notify 24hrs before you light. Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on p6455 0455 during business hours where we can enter the notification for you.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you need  assistance

Today we had our inaugural Area Command South Eastern Leadership Group Meeting.

Over 20 of our Leaders across our Districts and Area were on board to discuss the implementation of our Engagement Strategy.

#nswrfs #forourcommunity #prepared #engaged #capable #resilient #southeasternac #newwaysofworking #leadership #workinggroups

NSW Rural Fire Service - Far South Coast Team
Monaro Team Rural Fire Service
NSW Rural Fire Service - Lake George
NSW RFS Southern Tablelands Zone
NSW RFS - Shoalhaven
Riverina Highlands RFS
NSW RFS Area Command South Eastern
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Today we had our inaugural Area Command South Eastern Leadership Group Meeting. 

Over 20 of our Leaders across our Districts and Area were on board to discuss the implementation of our Engagement Strategy. 

#nswrfs #forourcommunity #prepared #engaged #capable #resilient #southeasternac #newwaysofworking #leadership #workinggroups

NSW Rural Fire Service - Far South Coast Team
Monaro Team Rural Fire Service
NSW Rural Fire Service - Lake George
NSW RFS Southern Tablelands Zone
NSW RFS - Shoalhaven
Riverina Highlands RFS
NSW RFS Area Command South EasternImage attachment

Increasing winds will increase the risk of reignition of hot ashes. Ensure you activily patrol any old burns or discarded ashes.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if you require assistance for any flare ups
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Increasing winds will increase the risk of reignition of hot ashes. Ensure you activily patrol any old burns or discarded ashes.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if you require assistance for any flare ups

Once again North Westerly winds are forecast on the Monaro for this coming weekend
Expect winds to increase in early hours of Saturday morning and persist over weekend and into Monday, expect some rain with these winds.
Land owners are urged to actively patrol fires that have been recently alight. There is a possibility they could flare up under these conditions. We do have a number of burn notifications in our system, please delay lighting up until these condition ease.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance
You can now register your notification to burn on line at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/notify This must be 24hrs before you light. Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on p6455 0455 during business hours 9am-5pm, where we can enter the notification for you
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Once again North Westerly winds are forecast on the Monaro for this coming weekend
Expect winds to increase in early hours of Saturday morning and persist over weekend and into Monday, expect some rain with these winds. 
Land owners are urged to actively patrol fires that have been recently alight. There is a possibility they could flare up under these conditions. We do have a number of burn notifications in our system, please delay lighting up until these condition ease.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance
You can now register your notification to burn on line at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/notify This must be 24hrs before you light. Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on p6455 0455 during business hours 9am-5pm, where we can enter the notification for you
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