Christmas 2016 was quiet on the fire front. Although Brigade Santa did have a few visits around Glenorie to keep us busy. A very big thank you to Glenorie Woolworths for their generous support of our Christmas Eve Santa run. And thank you too, to everyone who came out to share the fun.
Glenorie Woolworths Manager, Brian is presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Brigade Captain Matt Lloyd accompanied by Colvin Ellis and James Wicking.
TOTAL FIRE BAN
January shaped up to be one of our hottest on record and with it we have had several Total Fire Bans. Heavy penalties apply to breaking the rules –
Do you know the rules?
Here’s a few common questions:
What is a TOTAL FIRE BAN?
A Total Fire Ban means no fires out in the open. A Total Fire Ban helps limit the potential of fires developing.
During a Total Fire Ban you cannot light, maintain or use a fire in the open, or to carry out any activity in the open that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire.
No general purpose hot works, such as welding or gas cutting can be done in the open.
What penalties are there for lighting a fire during a Total Fire Ban?
Lighting a fire on a day of Total Fire Ban attracts an on the spot fine of $2200. If the matter goes to court, you could be subject to a fine of up to $5500 and/or 12 months imprisonment.
Can I use an electric barbeque?
You can use an electric barbeque for cooking as long as:
It is under the direct control of a responsible adult, who is present at all times while it is operating; and
No combustible material is allowed within two metres at any time it is operating.
Can I use a gas barbeque?
You can use a gas barbeque under the following conditions:
As above plus:
you have an immediate and continuous supply of water; and
the BBQ is within 20 metres of a permanent private dwelling such as a home; or
The BBQ is within a designated picnic area and the appliance is approved by Council, National Parks or State Forest.
Can I light a fire during a Total Fire Ban if I have a fire permit?
All permits are suspended on days of VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER and TOTAL
FIRE BAN days. Permits may resume after the total fire ban is lifted, as long as the permit hasn’t expired.
How do I know if it is a Total Fire Ban?
A Total Fire Ban is usually announced the previous day so check out the Fire
Danger sign in front of Glenorie Woolworths, listen to the radio or watch the news for announcements..
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, 4 th Sunday of the month in the grounds of Glenorie RSL.
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