Bush Fire Danger Period
During the bush fire season, fire permits will be required for pile burns, with residents required to follow Hawkesbury City Council's Open Burning policy. How prepared are you and your property for this year's bush fire season? Do you have a plan?
To obtain your fire permit, please contact:
Lilly Stepanovich (Brigade Captain) 02 4568 2031
Warwick Blacker (Deputy Captain) 02 4568 2177
The Fire Danger Rating
in the Greater Sydney Region
(including the Hawkesbury LGA)
for Saturday 9th October 2021 is "HIGH".
Pile burning permits are required.
Please check with NSW RFS or contact your nearest RFS Brigade for more information.
As has been pointed out by both Federal and State Governments, the situation around the Coronavirus is very fluid with advice updates on a daily (and sometimes even hourly) basis. Residents are encouraged to obtain the latest advice directly from Government Health Officials.
Australian Government Department of Health
Check in for Fire Danger Rating Information and updates at NSW RFS and make it part of your My Fire Plan mindset.
• Web: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nswrfs/
How fireproof is your plan? Find out in five minutes at
www.myfireplan.com.au #myfireplan #nswrfs
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 will find information and documents specific to our brigade.
During times of emergency, please use the official RFS resources as your first port of call.
For those of you that use Facebook to keep up to date with the latest information on the Hawkesbury RFS, go to www.facebook.com/HawkesburyRFS, and follow us at https://www.facebook.com/StAlbansRFS/.
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
Click here to download a copy of the plan and remember to visit NSW RFS website for more information to help with preparing 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.
During the Fire Season, usually 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