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1 week ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

What a wonderful and thoughtful young man!Remember William from Tuncurry? He is the 7 year old who bought bottled water with his pocket money and donated it to the volunteer fire fighters. Today Mid Coast District Manager, Superintendent Kam Baker presented William with a Certificate of Appreciation for his support of the volunteer firefighters across the Mid Coast. Superintendent Baker said "It is gestures like William's that are so appreciated by our volunteers".
Thanks William, great effort ! #NSWRFS
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What a wonderful and thoughtful young man!

A (long, sorry) message from our friends at the Jindabyne East Residents Committee regarding the Rushes Bay clean up this Saturday. Come and join to make our foreshore great for summer. We might even do some burning if the conditions suit

On Saturday 14th October, 2017, we are doing a clean-up of Rushes Bay beach and foreshore to get it clean and safe for the busy summer ahead. If you are a lover of this gorgeous little slice of our beautiful region, please come and help out.

This event is being supported by the Clean-up Australia Day initiative Clean up Australia Day initiative, the East Jindabyne Residents Committee, Snowy Hydro and Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

Timetable:
7 a.m. Arrival of chain-saw gang
8.15 a.m. Briefing of gang leaders. (Can you lead one of the gangs on the tasks listed below?)
9 a.m. Briefing of general workers
10.30 a.m. Smoko (scones, fruit, te, coffee put on by our local CWA members)
1 p.m Finish. Bring your own meat, salad and drinks if you want to stay on for a BBQ. A gas BBQ will be provided.

Our main aims
• Remove all large and small items of rubbish.
• Perform fire hazard reduction along the full foreshore area (lake to residential boundaries).

Bring
• Rakes, tarpaulins, shrub cutters, trailers, handsaws, strimmers, wheelbarrows
• Gloves, safety clothing and eyewear, water.

Specific tasks (each led by a gang leader)
• Rake bark, leaf litter and sticks across the full foreshore and pile on beach
• Bag up all small items of non-organic litter
• Cart all large items of non-organic litter to a pile ready for truck uplift
• Remove honeysuckle in gully next to the water treatment plant
• Organise and strimmer the boat parking area
• Chainsaw dead limbs, dead trees and bottom limbs of the two large pine trees and remove these to the burn pile on the beach
• Cut to ground level all Cotoneasta bushes on the reserve. (We will poison the bases later).

For more information, contact Margaret Mackinnon, Coordinator on behalf of JERC. Mmackinnon.mackinnon@gmail.com Ph: 045 1960795
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Great feedback from all who attended Div West (SR shire) pre season Captains meeting at Berridale FCC. ... See MoreSee Less

Great feedback from all who attended Div West (SR shire) pre season Captains meeting at Berridale FCC.

 

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Jim Puniard

An unfortunate end to a nice car when today RFS were responded to this car fire ... See MoreSee Less

An unfortunate end to a nice car when today RFS were responded to this car fire

 

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Any info on how or why the fire started?

Peter - is this your friend's car?

was once someones pride n joy

Wow! Where did this happen?

Daniel King

Tony Sergo

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Michelago Brigade are ready and waiting to inform you about getting ready for the coming FIRE season
Michelago Store is the venue for today
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Michelago Brigade are ready and waiting to inform you about getting ready for the coming FIRE season
Michelago Store is the venue for today

Update
Hains Rd Fire 1700hrs 28/09/17
Hains Rd fire is now at Patrol status.
Both divisions of this fire will be patrolled for the next 3 or 4 days or until the Incident Controller is completely satisfied there are no hot spots and the fire can be moved to OUT.
A big thank you to all involved with this incident especially the RFS volunteers who gave up many days of their time to fight this fire
Please remember the Bush Fire Danger Period starts Sunday 01/10/17
Permits will be required after this time.
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4 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Michelago Rural Fire Brigade are holding their Get Ready Day at the Michelago General Store Saturday 30th September 2017 between 9am and 1pm.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney will be joining the brigade for their Get Ready Day from 11am.

Now is your opportunity to chat to brigade members about Bush Fire Survival Plans and fire risks in your area.
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Michelago Rural Fire Brigade are holding their Get Ready Day at the Michelago General Store Saturday 30th September 2017 between 9am and 1pm.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney will be joining the brigade for their Get Ready Day from 11am.

Now is your opportunity to chat to brigade members about Bush Fire Survival Plans and fire risks in your area.Image attachment

BUSHFIRE DANGER PERIOD
The Bushfire Danger Period will start across the Monaro on Sunday 01/10/17
The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period runs from 1 October to 31 March, however it may vary due to local conditions. If you are planning to light a fire in the open during this time, you will need a Fire Permit.
A Fire Permit is required for burning activities during the Bush Fire Danger Period. Fire Permits help ensure fire is used safely and minimise the danger to you, your property and the community.
The key things to remember
You need a fire permit if it's the Bush Fire Danger Period.
Just because it's the Bush Fire Danger Period doesn't mean you can't use fire - but there are restrictions to ensure fire is used safely.
Getting a permit is free and easy. Contact your local Fire Control Center or Brigade Captain.
There are heavy penalties if you don't follow restrictions or rules.
What is a Fire Permit?
Fire Permits help ensure fire is used safely during the Bush Fire Danger Period. A permit imposes conditions on the way a fire is lit and maintained, and can only be issued by authorised Permit Issuing Officers.
The permit system ensures agencies like the NSW RFS know when and where landholders intend to burn, to ensure adequate and appropriate measures are in place, and so that fires remain under control.
Fines and penalties
Substantial fines and prison terms of up to 12 months may apply to persons found to be in breach of the Rural Fires Act 1997 and its Regulations.
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ADVICE
Hain's RD Fire.
After 4 days of committed firefighting, aircraft water and retardent bombing and dozers pushing containment lines in some very difficult terrain Hain's Rd fire has now moved to contained status.
A drop in wind speed and lower temp has helped firefighters get on top of this fire.
Four RFS appliances and crew assisted by Monaro RFS and 14 NPWS units are today working to completely black out the 17 klm perimeter of the fire
3 helicopters are working with ground crews dropping water on any hotspots they may find.
Firefighters are also using Thermal Imaging Camera's to find hotspots hidden in tree stumps and underground.
NSW Ambulance have had two officers and a 4WD Ambulance on the fireground since day one covering any medical evacuation or treatment if and when needed.
This service is always much appreciated by all firefighters involved.
the fire remains at 298hta
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Well done everyone! And thankyou 💐

Helicopter working the Hain Rd fire today ... See MoreSee Less

Helicopter working the Hain Rd fire today

 

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Daniel King

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