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With the winter weather across the Monaro being nothing but cold, bush fires are possibly far from our minds.
Just yesterday 2 separate grass fires started from slashers, both of the fires were easily extinguished. These were both a result from slashing in frost cured grass.
Before you slash ask yourself some questions.
How dry is the grass I'm about to slash?
Is my machinery in good condition?
Do I have a fire extinguisher? You must carry on the machinery a 16L minimum capacity knapsack spray pump filled with water; or 9L minimum capacity liquid fire extinguisher; or 0.9kg minimum capacity dry powder fire extinguisher.
Whilst slashing we recommend you have ready access to a farm firefighting unit with ample water to extinguish any fire outbreaks. Consider having someone as an observer to assist.

Call 000 immediately if you start a fire

For more information, contact the Monaro District Fire Control Centre on ph.6455 0455
o Or visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Monaro-Team-Rural-Fire-Service
o For current incidents or major fire updates visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
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With the winter weather across the Monaro being nothing but cold, bush fires are possibly far from our minds.
Just yesterday 2 separate grass fires started from slashers, both of the fires were easily extinguished. These were both a result from slashing in frost cured grass. 
Before you slash ask yourself some questions.
How dry is the grass Im about to slash?
Is my machinery in good condition?
Do I have a fire extinguisher? You must carry on the machinery a 16L minimum capacity knapsack spray pump filled with water; or 9L minimum capacity liquid fire extinguisher; or 0.9kg minimum capacity dry powder fire extinguisher.
Whilst slashing we recommend you have ready access to a farm firefighting unit with ample water to extinguish any fire outbreaks. Consider having someone as an observer to assist.

Call 000 immediately if you start a fire

For more information, contact the Monaro District Fire Control Centre on ph.6455 0455
o Or visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Monaro-Team-Rural-Fire-Service
o For current incidents or major fire updates visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Hello. Could you put up the link to the regulation for what needs to be carried please

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Seems all too common these days.

Just glad we have people like this

Glad driver ok .👏👏👍

RFS do a good

Scott Dusty Tougher

Pat Redmond

Sharon Williams

Victoria Burke

Brendan Mcmahon

Turbo seals let go?

darre Darren Flanagan ? There's been a few of these lately ?

Don't smoke in the cabin.

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Old Mill Hazard Reduction progress update for Wednesday 13th May
Yesterday's RFS crews worked until nightfall consolidating containment lines.
Crews have returned today and have recommenced lighting. Ignition of this burn is expected to be completed today after which patrolling will commence.
Wind forecast for today Wednesday 13 May, is expected to be Westerly, shifting to the South West for the afternoon and into tomorrow.
Smoke is expected to affect Scott’s Road, Pygmy Possum Place, Woodlands Drive Coventry Close and localities further to the East including Binjura and Bunyan Vale.
PRECAUTIONS:
• Avoid smoke by closing all doors and windows in your house
• Avoid driving in smoke
• Beware of fire tankers in your street Cooperate with fire fighters
This hazard reduction can be viewed on the "Fires near Me" app. and for further advice visit the RFS web page www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductions
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Old Mill Hazard Reduction progress update for Wednesday 13th May
Yesterdays RFS crews worked until nightfall consolidating containment lines.
Crews have returned today and have recommenced lighting. Ignition of this burn is expected to be completed today after which patrolling will commence.
Wind forecast for today Wednesday 13 May, is expected to be Westerly, shifting to the South West for the afternoon and into tomorrow.
Smoke is expected to affect Scott’s Road, Pygmy Possum Place, Woodlands Drive Coventry Close and localities further to the East including Binjura and Bunyan Vale.
PRECAUTIONS: 
• Avoid smoke by closing all doors and windows in your house
• Avoid driving in smoke
• Beware of fire tankers in your street Cooperate with fire fighters
This hazard reduction can be viewed on the Fires near Me app. and for further advice visit the RFS web page https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductionsImage attachment

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Good job RFS, nothing to say this summer won’t come and burn all that is left from last summer. Excellent forward planning, keep it up. 👍🏻

Are u going to do the NORTH RIDGE Cooma SOON

Hazard Reduction progress update
RFS crews commenced work on Old Mill hazard reduction this morning 12/5/20.This burn is located to the North West of Cooma. The Incident Controller has reported the burn is going in as planned. A few photos have been sent through for your viewing. This hazard reduction can be accessed on the "Fires near Me" app and on the RFS web page www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductions
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Hazard Reduction progress update
RFS crews commenced work on Old Mill hazard reduction this morning 12/5/20.This burn is located to the North West of Cooma. The Incident Controller has reported the burn is going in as planned. A few photos have been sent through for your viewing. This hazard reduction can be accessed on the Fires near Me app and on the RFS web page https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductionsImage attachmentImage attachment

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Great Could u please consider the NORTH RIDGE that is nearly dead and surrounds Cooma North the Cooma CBD to Zalka Heights As u know Cooma North homes were built in the 1950-60s and is still full of A 100 metres gap between Cooma North would be a good start

Well done RFS - saw the smoke driving into Cooma today and thought a good day for it. Love your work!

AND, patrolling at 11.30 at night! You really couldn't have done a more responsible job. Thank you all, so very much!

Thanks, guys, job well done.

Spectacular success!

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Hazard Reduction burns going ahead this week
NPWS crews have today Monday 11th May, commenced a 859ha hazard reduction burn to the West of Numbla Vale. Smoke will be visible for the next few days.
RFS crews will also commenced a planned hazard reduction burn to the North West of Cooma tomorrow Tuesday 12th May.
Smoke may impact Cooma and Middle flat during the day and overnight.
If an overnight inversion forms smoke may concentrate locally around Woodlands Drive as well as low lying areas in Cooma.

Both these burns were delayed due to the passage of several cold fronts that bought strong wind warnings for the Monaro over the weekend.
These hazard reductions will be on the "Fires Near Me" app, and on the RFS web page www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductions
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Hazard Reduction burns going ahead this week
NPWS crews have today Monday 11th  May, commenced a 859ha hazard reduction burn to the West of Numbla Vale. Smoke will be visible for the next few days.
RFS crews will also commenced a planned hazard reduction burn to the North West of Cooma tomorrow  Tuesday 12th  May. 
Smoke may impact Cooma and Middle flat during the day and overnight.
If an overnight inversion forms smoke may concentrate locally around Woodlands Drive as well as low lying areas in Cooma.

Both these burns were delayed due to the passage of several cold fronts that bought strong wind warnings for the Monaro over the weekend.
These hazard reductions will be on the Fires Near Me app, and on the RFS web page https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductions

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