Are you ready for the fire season?
Now that COVID-19 restrictions have lifted we are offering Saturday 20 November 2021 for you to drop in to our Fire Station in Cork Street, Gundaroo between 10am and 2pm for a chat. We will be providing new and old residents with information to help prepare for the upcoming Fire Season.
You can speak to us about your Bush Fire Survival Plan, preparation of your home and property, pick up a “New Resident Welcome Pack” and talk to us about any other concerns. We want you to take away valuable information to help you and your family be prepared in the event of a bushfire. COVID-19, NSW Health Guidelines must still be observed but come and see us to help you GET READY FOR THE UPCOMING FIRE SEASON.
You can also get a head start right now before you visit us for local advice – just go here
We are now in the Bush Fire Danger Period!
The Bush Fire Danger Period officially commenced 1 October 2021. No fires are to be lit for the purpose of hazard reduction without obtaining a Fire Permit.
You can obtain a free Fire Permit by contacting one of our Permit Officers, Michael Cliff 0428494403, Nick Drew 0411410903, Andrew Nicholls 0414824176 or David Robinson 0414369214.
Once you have obtained a Fire Permit, and at least 24 hours before lighting up, you must notify Yass Fire Control online at https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP/burn-notifications and notify your surrounding neighbours. DO NOT use Facebook to notify, it is not sufficient.
Note though that Fire Permits are not required for fires for the purpose of cooking food, provided that the fire is in a permanently constructed fireplace, at a site surrounded by ground that is cleared of all combustible materials for a distance of at least two metres all around, and the fire is completely extinguished before leaving. Have a water source, fire blanket or fire extinguisher on hand too.
What do I do on Total Fire Ban Days?
On Total Fire Ban Days, the lighting of any fire is prohibited and your Fire Permit is automatically suspended. Always take care and remain vigilant when conducting your burn, and in an emergency, ring Triple Zero (000).
You can find out when a Total Fire Ban Day is declared on the NSW RFS website: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans.
How do I know what fires are happening in my area?
The NSW RFS’s free Fires Near Me app is available for download via the App Store or Google Play. You can also access it via the NSW RFS website: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me.
It’s a fantastic way to know what is happening around you – you can also setup your own watch zones and notifications. We recommend you take the time to familiarise yourself with using the app so you can stay in touch with what’s is happening in your area so you can consider how that may impact you and your family and friends.
What else is the brigade up to?
Yes, the famous snag is back! Gundaroo Fire Brigade Members will be sausage sizzling at Belconnen Bunnings, on Sunday 28th November, .Please come along to support our fundraising efforts.
How can you donate?
A donation of $50 per family to Gundaroo Rural Fire Brigade is tax deductible.
Direct transfer: Gundaroo Rural Fire Brigade BSB: 032746 Account No: 015969
Please put ‘Donation’ as the reference to help our Brigade Treasurer, Alex Hanner
If you would like a receipt email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on our brigade, please visit our Gundaroo featured page which has our contact information including our website link.