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!
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.
This week two of us from Lake George Zone had the opportunity to attend the #ChangeItUp Young Members forum in Dubbo. This was a three-day design thinking workshop facilitated by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) to tackle the challenges facing Young Members.
The 2014/15 Bushfire Danger Period has now finished for the Palerang and Queanbeyan LGA's. From 1 May 2015 you no longer require a permit to burn but other rules still apply. For all the guidelines download the RFS Guide "Before You Light That Fire" here.
On Sunday November 23, around midday, we responded three vehicles to a reported fire at the Bungendore Tip. On arrival we found a part of the general refuse section well alight and creating a large column of black smoke.
In Australia, our bushfire season commences earlier and earlier and on the verge of another sweltering summer, the battle rages as we go Inside the Inferno in this 2-part documentary series exploring the deadly natural enemy that affects us all.