GLENORIE RFS news

Incidents
The Brigade has attended a number of incidents, including a fire on council land next to our station. With the current weather conditions, multiple Brigades are being dispatched to each call to ensure there are sufficient resources available to deal with the incident.

Have fire, will travel
Deputy Captain Craig Whiteman volunteered to join a Remote Area Firefighting Team (RAFT) deployment to the Bega area to assist with a fire burning in difficult terrain. While fires of this nature are not typical of this time of year, the snow that occurred at the end of the deployment was not.

Fire Danger Period and Fire Permits
Much of eastern NSW will have an early start for the Bush Fire Danger Period, now commencing on 1st September. During this period a Fire Permit is required for fires other than cooking fires that are in a permanently constructed fireplace; surrounded by ground that is cleared of all combustible materials for a distance of at least two metres all around. All permits have standard conditions that the permit holder must remain on site until the fire is extinguished and adjoining neighbours and the RFS offices at Hornsby (9883- 2000) or The Hills (9654-1244) must be notified at least 24 hours (unless specified otherwise) prior to the fire being lit. Do not ring the station. Permits may be varied, cancelled or suspended, depending on weather conditions.

For further information go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or contact the Brigade: Station Phone: 9652 2017 (leave a message and someone will get back to you) or talk to a real person, James: 0422 168 914. Visit the brigade Facebook page Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade @glenorierfs Email: [email protected]

Residents should call Triple Zero if they see an unattended fire.