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Bungendore Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade


Serving the Community since 1939

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Bungendore Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade


Serving the Community since 1939

For many years, the Bungendore Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade has been an integral part of the local community, helping protect it in times of emergency and always being there when needed. It is a role our volunteers perform with pride, dedication and a strong sense of 'community'. 

Through strong leadership, ongoing training and the development of new skills, we are constantly evolving to face the ever-changing challenges that have come with the growth of Bungendore village and its surrounding areas, often working in conjunction with other brigades and emergency services agencies.  All our members are part of the Bungendore community and all of us are proud to serve you. We are here to help at any time, day or night, 24/7.

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We rely on community donations for many specialist equipment purchases. Ensure to select Bungendore from the search list.

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BUSH FIRE DANGER PERIOD


FROM OCTOBER 1 2015 to MAY 2016

BUSH FIRE DANGER PERIOD


FROM OCTOBER 1 2015 to MAY 2016

Complete your Bush Fire Survival Plan at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or download one

The 2015-16 Bushfire Danger Period Commences October 1 2015

From this date you require a Permit to Burn in addition to notifying your neighbours and the NSW Rural Fire Service

 

Are you prepared for a Bushfire Emergency?  

Completing a Bushfire Survival Plan is a great way to ensure your family and property is ready for the season.  There is a wealth of information and fact sheets available from the NSW Rural Fire Service available here.

Bushfire Survival Plans are now available as iOS or Android applications and are a great interactive way to keep your plan up to date.

During the Bushfire Danger Period you obtain a permit by contacting your local Fire Control Centre during business hours, they will put you in touch with a permit issuing officer to make an appointment for a site visit. For fires in the Palerang or Queanbeyan area contact the Lake George Fire Control Centre in Queanbeyan on (02) 6128 0600 during business hours.

At all times of year you must follow the guidelines here:

  • You must notify the Rural Fire Service at least 24 hours before you light by calling your local control centre during business hours.
  • You must notify your neighbours at least 24 hours before you light.
  • You must have sufficient fire fighting resources (water, pumps and hoses) on hand to control the fire you intend to light and the ability and persons on hand to utilise them.
  • You must be on site and monitoring your fire at all times.

The full list of regulations you need to follow can be found here. 

Just because you can burn doesn't mean you should, weather conditions should be taken into account to ensure the fire will be manageable.

YOU are responsible for your fire. Lighting a fire without following the rules can result in fines and legal action. If the fire escapes your property you can be held responsible for damage to property and/or life.

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Membership


Joining the RFS is easy and rewarding

Membership


Joining the RFS is easy and rewarding

Core to the Brigade and our service to the community are our people. The NSW Rural Fire Service is one of the largest volunteer organisations in Australia. We currently have over 50 active members in the brigade who take on not only fire fighting but also catering, training and administrative roles.

The Bungendore brigade is made up of men and women of all ages, backgrounds and professions. Our youngest members are thirteen; our oldest grandparents. We welcome people of all ages with a junior firefighter program for those under 16 where we teach fire fighting concepts and practical skills in a controlled, safe, environment.

The RFS has a comprehensive training program to give all our members the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in stressful and potentially dangerous fire situations. With over 30 qualifications available and the opportunity to gain the Nationally recognised Certificates II, III and IV in Public Safety we ensure our members have everything they need.

Volunteering in the NSW Rural Fire Service

For more information on joining up come down and see us on a Friday night to say hello or click here for more information.