Galston Rural Fire Brigade News

Can we fit?
During a bush fire our Category 1 (Cat 1) tankers are often used for property protection and to navigate more difficult terrain. They also hold considerably more water than the smaller category tankers.

For this reason, it is important to consider whether a Cat 1 tanker can access your property in case of a bush fire.

A Cat 1 tanker is 2.4metres wide, 7.8 metres long and 3.1 metres high + aerials.

In order to fit through your gates and under your trees we prefer a clearance of 4 metres high and 3.5 metres wide.

The Cat 1 tanker also has a 22 metre turning circle, making it difficult to negotiate around sharp corners or perform U-turns.

Another thing to consider is if we will be able to get to the rear of your property. If there are any bridges or grids will they handle the 13.7 tonne load, and if not are they marked accordingly?

How fireproof is your plan?
While seven in ten people in bush fire prone areas believe they have a plan for what to do during a fire, it is still hard to know whether it will actually work if a bush fire strikes.

A major concern related to this is 51% of people have done nothing to prepare their property for a bush fire.

To find out how fireproof your plan actually is spend 5 minutes on the website:

For more information about preparing your property for a bush fire please visit the RFS website: or call the Bush Fire Information Line – 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)

Brigade Contact Details:
Duty mobile: 0491 119 152
Email: [email protected]