How to use our website
For information on what's happening in the brigade, please visit the Brigade Business page.
The Bush Telegraph page is for our community bloggers to post any helpful info relevant for our community.
The Brigade members area is password protected and is where you find information and documents specific to our brigade
During times of emergency we will do our best to keep our website up to date with local information but please use the official RFS resources as your first port of call.
For those of you that use Facebook keep up to date with latest info on the Hawkesbury RFS at www.facebook.com/HawkesburyRFS
To check the current Fire Ban status for the Hawkesbury (Sydney) and to check the interactive Current Fires and Incidents map go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Check out other useful resources like Google Crisis Map and the ESRI Bushfire map which has an excellent underlying topographical map.
If you have an Android or Apple Smartphone or Tablet download the Fires Near Me app in iTunes or Australian Android Apps.
We still have plenty of T Shirts - so let us know if you want one! The back of the T Shirt has "St Albans Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade" on it.
Click here to download a copy of the plan and remember to visit NSW RFS website for more information to help with your plan http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/bush-fire-survival-plan
Personal Protection Equipment
Have you got all of your PPE? Click on the image to find out more. If you are missing something, let Jane Blacker know and she'll get you your replacement equipment.
NSW Parliament has passed new, tougher penalties for people who deliberately and recklessly ignore Total Fire Ban declarations.
Between October 1st and March 31st fire permits are required for all fires regardless of the danger rating.
Fire Permits & Pile Burns - Before you light a fire please check the NSW RFS Guide to ensure that you follow the correct procedure. For more information please go to our Fire Permit Page
AFAC - Industry Safety Advice - PPC
The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) has issued the following Industry Safety Advice dated 23 February 2015 regarding very recent independent research conducted by CSIRO into the assessment of contaminants in bushfire personal protective clothing (PPC).
Please click here for more information