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Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

A big thank you to all our crews today for giving up their Friday to conduct Hazard Reduction burns across the Monaro πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ
Reducing fuel loads is part of our overall strategy to protect the community from wildfire.
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A big thank you to all our crews today for giving up their Friday to conduct Hazard Reduction burns across the Monaro πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ
Reducing fuel loads is part of our overall strategy to protect the community from wildfire.

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This is what we like to see... well done to everyone involved.

Great job

If the rain holds off Berridale Brigade will be conducting a hazard reduction burn at the RFS training ground, Middlingbank Rd Berridale on Saturday 22/4/17.
Any brigades who may want to help out should be at the Brigade station in Berridale at 900hrs or ring Steve Knowles on 0403034273
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Monaro team are continuing there HR burning today at Bogong HR NW of Shannons Flat; Grenediers, East of Kalkite and Rays Border,South of Delegate. To keep updated you can look at Fires near me or monarorfs.org.au ... See MoreSee Less

A few tips for you to consider when you see Emergency vehicles on the road and to make the roads safer.

SLOW DOWN. Emergency vehicles warning lights are only on when there is a dangerous condition present. Whether that be a crash, police / emergency services vehicle or personnel on the on road, road damage or obstacle on road. So, no matter where you are – reduce speed until you know exactly what is happening and if you are required to stop. When in doubt – stop!

USE YOUR INDICATORS - If you are directed to stop by police – slow and put your indicator on so we know you understand what we want. Don’t just swing left into an RBT site at speed at the last moment. You won’t win any friends!

MOVE INTO A LANE FURTHER AWAY FROM POLICE – When police have cars stopped, we give ourselves a buffer zone with the police vehicle wider than the car we stopped. This is reduce risk of being hit by keeping you away from us. This reduces the room in that lane so, If you are on a multi lane road, move into another lane, If that is not possible – slow down and pass safely.

EMERGENCY VEHICLE BEHIND YOU – Pull over. If they don’t want you, they will continue past and you can continue your trip. If they don’t overtake you when they have an opportunity, they want you. Slow down, signal left and find somewhere safe to pull over. NEVER – stop on the center median strip – always make your way to the left.

RE ENTERING THE HIGHWAY – Do not pull onto the road and then start accelerating from a stand still. There is a very good chance you will get hit from behind. This happens a lot! Accelerate in the breakdown lane with your right indicator on and merge at an appropriate speed when there is a gap.
(This is another reason to slow down when you approach police vehicles – they could pull out in front of you)
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Weather depending the RFS will be conducting hazard reduction burns this Thursday, Friday and Saturday on property 2klm East of Kalkite and adjacent to Barry Fire trail at the end of Big Yard Road Moonbah.
For further information on both these burn ring the Fire Control Centre during business hrs on 64564555 or 64550455.
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Jindabyne RFS and Jindabyne FRNSW were both responded to a grass fire that had the potential to threaten a house in Lakewood Estate today
This fire did show how easily a small pile burn can escape and quickly become uncontrolled.
The bushfire season and need for permits is behind us for 2017 but with the hot days we are still experiencing all care needs to be taken when burning off.
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Jindabyne RFS and Jindabyne FRNSW were both responded to a grass fire that had the potential to threaten a house in Lakewood Estate today
This fire did show how easily a small pile burn can escape and quickly become uncontrolled.
The bushfire season and need for permits is behind us for 2017 but with the hot days we are still experiencing all care needs to be taken when burning off.

Advice. The Endeavour Reserve, Bombala, hazard reduction burn planned for tomorrow (Monday 17th April) has been postponed.
Weather conditions expected for tomorrow may not be suitable to achieve best results.
The brigade will continue to monitor expected weather over coming days, awaiting the opportunity to undertake the burn.
Further advice will be provided when appropriate.
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Advice, Subject to weather and crew availability the Endeavour Reserve Hazard Reduction burn will go ahead this Monday 17th April from 1300hrs. Located approx. 1km to the south east of Bombala, residents can expect to see smoke in the area. A big thank you to crews who are giving up there Easter Monday to conduct this burn. ... See MoreSee Less

It's a gorgeous day here at our Driver Reviver. Drop in for a free cuppa at Colinton Rest Area. ... See MoreSee Less

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