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Permit Issuing in the Palerang and Queanbeyan Areas

The NSW Rural Fire Service in the Palerang and Queanbeyan areas has taken the decision to suspend all Fire Permit issuing until further notice. The hot and dry conditions over the past month are predicted to continue into January having contributed to a number of days of Very High Fire Danger or above during December. At this high point in the season the risk of unpredictable fire behaviour has been determined to outweigh the hazard reduction benefits. There are many other ways to prepare your property and family, be mindful if mowing or slashing there are requirements to have suitable firefighting equipment on hand in case of unintended ignition of grass from hot machinery or sparks.

Queries around fire permits, or for permits in other areas, please contact the Zone/District Office.

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/fcc (Lake George Office). #NSWRFS

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TIP #3 - React to a Bushfire

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TIP #3 - React to a Bushfire

You've got your plan so you'll know what to do! Critically you need to react early and keep up to date with what is going on. 

  1. Get the "Fires Near Me" App well in advance, then you can see where the fire is and get notifications
  2. Follow the NSW RFS (and Bungendore RFS of Course!) On Social Media
  3. Stay up to Date and Take Action, take phone call or text message warnings seriously.

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TIP #2 - Bushfire Survival Plans

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TIP #2 - Bushfire Survival Plans

There are many different factors that will affect how you and your family respond to a bushfire in your area. A great way to make sure you are prepared is to complete a NSW Rural Fire Service Bushfire Survival Plan! Step number 1 in doing that? Visit the NEW MyFirePlan website and check your postcode for local threats!

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TIP #1 - Fire Permits

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TIP #1 - Fire Permits

To burn during the Bushfire Danger Period you must first obtain a permit from the NSW Rural Fire Service. Permits are issued by the service to landholders who demonstrate they have sufficient equipment, persons and capacity to burn the nominated area. Burns are governed by weather and Fire Danger limits and will be automatically suspended if the danger goes to (or above) VERY HIGH.

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