Being out of Fire Season residents are permitted to carry out Pile Burns on their property without a Fire Safety Permit in the Hills District. If you are in the Hornsby Council district you will need an EPA Certificate. There are a number of rules around carrying out a Pile Burn and the rules differ between The Hills Shire Council and Hornsby Council. You can find the rules on the respective council website or by contacting Hornsby Council on 02 9847 6666 or the Hills Shire Council on 02 9843 0555. If you are planning on carrying out a Pile Burn you must give immediate neighbours and all other residents that could be affected by smoke or see the fire at least 24 hours notice. You must also give your local fire control centre (Hornsby – 02 9883 2000, Hills – 02 9654 1244) at least 24 hours notice also. If you are in the Glenorie area and would like assistance with burning a pile you can contact us via the details below.
During May we provided ongoing assistance at Glenorie Primary School with their regular Emergency Procedures Drills. Here is a photo of the team who helped out on the day.
Prior to Winter, Glenorie Volunteers were quite busy assisting with a number of Hazard Reductions both locally in the Hills and as far as Colo and the Hawkesbury District. These Hazard Reduction works provide essential protection for property as well as Environmental Regeneration.
Fire Place Safety
Now that Winter has settled in we remind everyone that has a Fire Place to get it checked and cleaned. House Fires are often started due to a blocked or damaged Chimney. Whilst checking the chimney, we encourage you to make sure all smoke alarms are working also.
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 stand at the Glenorie Growers Market on the fourth Sunday of the month in the grounds of Glenorie RSL. Facebook: Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade. Email: [email protected]