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Snowy Monaro - Managing Bush Fire Risk
Bush fires can affect our homes, livelihoods and communities with devastating consequences. Fire agencies and land managers are working to develop a new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the Snowy Monaro Council area, and we're seeking your views on whats important to protect. We encourage you to take 5 minutes to complete this survey, follow this link

www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/managing-bush-fire-risk/bush-fire-management-committees/snowy...
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Snowy Monaro - Managing Bush Fire Risk
Bush fires can affect our homes, livelihoods and communities with devastating consequences. Fire agencies and land managers are working to develop a new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the Snowy Monaro Council area, and were seeking your views on whats important to protect. We encourage you to take 5 minutes to complete this survey, follow this link

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/managing-bush-fire-risk/bush-fire-management-committees/snowy-monaro

Seasonal outlook for the Monaro is a normal fire season, yes we will have fires, both bush and grass, more so in the new yearAFAC News the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services has today released the summer bush fire outlook. Wet conditions has seen prolific grass growth in many areas of NSW, leading to above normal fire potential, particularly in western and inland areas.

Flood affected areas are expected to see reduced risk of fire activity in the early part of summer, however as more normal conditions return over summer and vegetation dries out, this may lead to increased fire potential later in the season.

Recent rain and reduced fuel loads will see below normal conditions for forested areas affected by the 2019/20 fire season.

Now is the time to update and discuss your bush fire survival plan and know what you and your family will do if fire threatens. www.myfireplan.com.au

Full outlook here: www.afac.com.au/docs/default-source/bushfire-seasonal-outlook/seasonaloutlook_summer_2022_v1-0.pdf
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Seasonal outlook for the Monaro is a normal fire season, yes we will have fires, both bush and grass, more so in the new year

Volunteers and staff from the Monaro have been assisting with the floods crisis, this is set to continue for a number of weeks to come. Observations from those members deployed indicate it is as bad as it gets. ... See MoreSee Less

Snowy Monaro - Managing Bush Fire Risk
The Snowy Monaro Bush Fire Management Committee, made up of Fire Agencies and land managers are developing a new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan.
We invite the community to participate in a survey to assist in the development of the new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the Snowy Monaro Regional Council Area.
Our community is a key partner in the development of the Plan - helping to identify what’s important and of concern to the local community is a big part of our process.
We encourage you to take 5 minutes to complete this survey, follow this Link
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/managing-bush-fire-risk/bush-fire-management-committees/snowy...
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Snowy Monaro - Managing Bush Fire Risk
The Snowy Monaro Bush Fire Management Committee, made up of Fire Agencies and land managers are developing a new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan.
We invite the community to participate in a survey to assist in the development of the new Bush Fire Risk Management Plan for the Snowy Monaro Regional Council Area.
Our community is a key partner in the development of the Plan - helping to identify what’s important and of concern to the local community is a big part of our process.
We encourage you to take 5 minutes to complete this survey, follow this Link
https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/managing-bush-fire-risk/bush-fire-management-committees/snowy-monaro

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

Anyone burning off up Shannons Flat Road north west of Cooma? Smoke in the air around the pumping station Wednesday 9/11/22 1950 hrs.

Nadine Rendell

Dave Stephenson

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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Emergency Information

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

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