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Bush Fire Danger Period will commence this coming Saturday 1st October 2022 across the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area.
For burning activities, a fire permit will be required, this can be obtained from your Rural Fire Brigade Captain. If unsure which brigade you belong to, call the Cooma Fire Control Office ph64550455 for assistance.
Despite the rains residents should still be preparing their property by removing flammable materials from their yards, clearing gutters of leaves, checking hoses and, where appropriate, conducting hazard reduction activities.
For more information visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare
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Bush Fire Danger Period will commence this coming Saturday 1st October 2022 across the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area.
For burning activities, a fire permit will be required, this can be obtained from your Rural Fire Brigade Captain. If unsure which brigade you belong to, call the Cooma Fire Control Office ph64550455 for assistance.
Despite the rains residents should still be preparing  their property by removing flammable materials from their yards, clearing gutters of leaves, checking hoses and, where appropriate, conducting hazard reduction activities.
For more information visit https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare

SMOKE ON THE MONARO & SNOWY MOUNTAINS- WEDNESDAY 21/9/22.
Today, many people will be noticing and smelling smoke across the Monaro & Snowy Mountains.
With the Bush Fire Danger Period coming into place for the Snowy Monaro LGA on the 1st October, many landowners are taking the opportunity to conduct burning-off activities on their properties....in fact, we have 199 current active notifications from landowners undertaking burning-off in the Snowy Monaro LGA.
There is no reason for concern or to call 000, unless you see an unattended fire.
It is timely to remind the community that from 1st October, 2022, a Fire Permit will be required to conduct burning-off activities. This is in addition to the notifications to neighbours and the RFS, at least 24hrs in advance, which is required all year round.
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Yes, I think a reminder needs to be told to our neighbour..... Steve Darby

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You've probably seen the signs on the side of the road for the daily Fire Danger Rating.
From today, 1st September 2022 the new national system of fire danger ratings is being switched on. The old signs have been replaced across the Monaro, the electronic signs will be replaced shortly. There are four levels - Moderate, High, Extreme and Catastrophic. And each level has clear information about what to do to stay safe.
Keep an eye out for the new signs in your community and learn more about the fire danger ratings at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/newfdr

A reminder that from 1st October 2022 fire safety permits will be required for the lighting of vegetation fires on the Monaro. These can be obtained from your local Rural Fire Brigade Permit Issuing Officer. If unsure who to contact ring the Cooma Fire Control Office on ph6455 0455 where we can provide you with the contact details.
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Youve probably seen the signs on the side of the road for the daily Fire Danger Rating.
From today, 1st September 2022 the new national system of fire danger ratings is being switched on. The old signs have been replaced across the Monaro, the electronic signs will be replaced shortly. There are four levels - Moderate, High, Extreme and Catastrophic. And each level has clear information about what to do to stay safe.
Keep an eye out for the new signs in your community and learn more about the fire danger ratings at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/newfdr

A reminder that from 1st October 2022 fire safety permits will be required for the lighting of vegetation fires on the Monaro. These can be obtained from your local Rural Fire Brigade Permit Issuing Officer. If unsure who to contact ring the Cooma Fire Control Office on ph6455 0455 where we can provide you with the contact details.Image attachmentImage attachment

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They are not down here yet.

Over the weekend Wollondibby Rural Fire Brigade played host to the District Exercise, over 50 firefighters and 16 trucks came along to refresh their skills in hydraulics, communications and navigation. The exercise was a successful preparation for the coming fire season which will start on 1st October.
We’d like to thank Fire and Rescue NSW Station 338 Jindabyne for coming along to demonstrate their trucks & equipment and practice inter-agency cooperation. 📸 Jordan Todd
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Over the weekend Wollondibby Rural Fire Brigade played host to the District Exercise, over 50 firefighters and 16 trucks came along to refresh their skills in hydraulics, communications and navigation. The exercise was a successful preparation for the coming fire season which will start on 1st October.
We’d like to thank Fire and Rescue NSW Station 338 Jindabyne for coming along to demonstrate their trucks & equipment and practice inter-agency cooperation. 📸 Jordan ToddImage attachment

Work will be commencing soon to change Fire Danger Rating signs across the MonaroYou may have already seen the Fire Danger Rating signs changing in your community – but did you know the way of working out the fire danger ratings has undergone its biggest change in more than 50 years?

- Previously fire danger ratings were based on two types of vegetation – bush and grass. The new system considers eight different types of vegetation.
- We’ve mapped vegetation across the entire country in greater detail.
- We’ve used our knowledge and experience of fires to build better models of fire behaviour.
- And we’ve used the views of more than 5000 people across Australia to design a simpler and more accurate system.

The new fire danger rating system starts 1 September. To find out more, talk to your local NSW RFS Brigade, or check the RFS website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/newfdr #nswrfs
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Work will be commencing soon to change Fire Danger Rating signs across the Monaro

Issued at 4:52 pm Wednesday, 17 August 2022.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS for people in parts of South Coast, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
We do have a large number of burn notifications in areas of African Love Grass across the Monaro
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
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Issued at 4:52 pm Wednesday, 17 August 2022.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS for people in parts of South Coast, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
We do have a large number of burn notifications in areas of African Love Grass across the Monaro
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 https://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

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Oh, African Love Grass....! ❤

Recruitment of NSW Rural Fire Service Mitigation crews has just begun. As a member of our Mitigation Crews, you can expect to undertake hazard reduction work, assist with AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program activities, work closely with internal and external stakeholders, and undertake operational and logistical support roles at incidents. The starting salary will be determined commensurate with skills and experience within the salary range.
We will be conducting Mitigation recruitment sessions in the following locations:

• Yass – 09:00-11:00 on Saturday the 20th August at the Swaggers Motor Inn Conference Centre, 35-43 Laidlaw St, Yass
• Tumut – 14:00-16:00 on Saturday 20th August at Club Tumut, 24-30 Richmond St, Tumut
• Cooma – 11:00-13:00 on Sunday 21st August at the Mitigation Hub, Unit 2, 18 Holland Rd, Polo Flat, Cooma
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