Do you you know what to do if your pan catches fire, follow the link on cooking fire safety
www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=9200#:~:text=Turn%20off%20the%20stove%20(if,call%20Triple%20Zero%.... ... See MoreSee Less
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Have considered planning your escape route from your home should it catch on fire, follow this link to see how you can make one
www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=883#:~:text=Be%20prepared%20by%20making%20a%20plan%20of%20escape&.... ... See MoreSee Less
Does your house have working smoke detectors,
follow this link to find out about maintenance, testing, questions and answers
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Smoke alarm questions and answersOn 1 May 2006, the NSW Government introduced legislation to ensure all homes have at least one working smoke alarm
Monaro is well and truly feeling the effects of winter, wood, gas and electrical heaters are running in households and workplaces.
These bring on a number of precautions, follow this series of hints to make this a safe winter
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The Bush Fire Danger Period extension for Snowy Monaro ends this Sunday night 30th April 2023 at midnight.
This means Permits will no longer be required to light a fire in the open on the Monaro from Monday 1st May 2023 onwards.
Landowners who wish to burn are urged to take care especially in areas of dry grass.
Remember, you are still required to provide notification to the NSW RFS 24hrs before you intend to burn, easiest way is to go online at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP/burn-notifications or contact the Cooma Office 02-64550455 during BH where we can register your notification for you.
It is also a requirement that you notify your neighbours 24hrs before you intend to burn.
For more information follow this link www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP
If you lose control of your fire ring 000 (triple zero) immediately and stay up to date either at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ or the Hazards Near Me app. ... See MoreSee Less
NSW RFS - NSW Rural Fire ServiceThis page displays all bush and grass fires attended by fire services in NSW and other incidents attended by NSW RFS volunteers.
RFS crews along with FRNSW, Police, Ambulance and SES are at a truck accident on the Snowy Mountains Highway, highway is closed in both directions, delay your journey, use alternative route, exercise caution. Go to RMS live traffic for updates
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Thanks to everyone there. I know how hard it is. Praying for the driver's family and friends.
Snowy Monaro Hazard Reduction Burning
NSW RFS and NPWS will be conducting a series of hazard reduction burns in the area over the next two weeks. Areas with planned burning activities include:
Tinderry Nature Reserve
Hazard reduction burning is a key tool to reduce wildfire risk to communities. The burns are undertaken under carefully prescribed conditions to ensure that the fires remain safe and accomplish our hazard reduction goals. The need to ensure that conditions are suitable for the burn means that the hazard reductions may be rescheduled or cancelled on short notice. ... See MoreSee Less
thatisagood picture fromMonaro Team Rural Fire Service
The practice of hazard reduction burns is dangerous to native species particularly the known colony of Koalas. Please see research on why these large hot burns are of little to no use and in a short time generate fresh growth that will burn even hotter and defeat the whole costly purpose. See Dr Zilstra research. theconversation.com/new-research-reveals-how-forests-reduce-their-own-bushfire-risk-if-theyre-lef...
Update: 5:45pm. RFS crews will continue to monitor and patrol this fire over the next 24 hours, but traffic should no longer be affected. Smoke and flames will continue to be visible from the Monaro Highway due to heavy timber being left to burn out, but this fire remains under control and currently poses no risk
RFS crews have contained a 7ha grass fire at Colinton, Eastern side of the Monaro Highway. Fast working crews were able to protect a number of assets in path the fire. The Monaro Highway is open but are motorists asked to proceed with caution, Police are on scene. ... See MoreSee Less
If you see smoke and there’s no fire truck or firefighters, call Triple Zero. Check here for information on what to do during a fire emergency to keep you and your family safe.
Major Fire Updates
When there are fires which threaten where you live, the NSW RFS may issue an alert or warning. You can find our latest Major Fire Updates here.
Fires near me
Get information on current bush fires and other incidents across NSW, as well as warnings for fires which may affect where you live.
Get ready for a bush fire
There are four simple steps to making a bush fire survival plan. Make yours today.