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Boat Fire

Lucky Galston Firies keep in shipshape! We were called to a boat fire at Dural recently. A resident was working on their boat using a grinder when the vessel caught alight. Galston assisted Middle Dural RFB with Breathing Apparatus Operators and a thermal imaging camera. They discovered several hot spots and promptly extinguished them. A great team effort from everyone involved!

Dob in a cigarette tosser

Throwing a lit cigarette butt from a vehicle at any time of year is not only littering and bad for the environment, but it is completely irresponsible.

Furthermore, in the summer fire season, it is incredibly dangerous as it can start grass and bush fires, placing people’s lives and property at risk.

There are heavy penalties for people caught throwing lit cigarette butts from vehicles, especially during the Bush Fire Danger Period and days of Total Fire Ban.

Do your bit by reporting people who throw lit cigarette butts from vehicles.

Some of the information we will need includes location, date and time, vehicle registration plate details and description of the vehicle. We will also need your contact details as anonymous reports are not accepted.

To report a cigarette tosser visit the RFS website: www.rfs.nsw. gov.au to fill in an online form, or call the Bush Fire Information Line – 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737) and leave a message and an officer will be in contact.

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