The Fire Danger Rating for the Greater Sydney Region (including the Hawkesbury District) is listed as Low-Moderate.
Special Community Event - 29th February 2020
20th Anniversary of Village Photo
On the 12th February 2000, a photo was taken in front of the Settlers Arms Inn, St Albans. In this photo were many of the families and residents of St Albans village and the wider Macdonald Valley community.
Close to the 20th anniversary of this event, another photo session will take place involving the following four groups of people:
1. Those from the original photo who are still around
2. Original plus their descendant families
3. Current residents in the Valley
4. Current RFS members
Please see the Photo Facebook page for more information.
Important Fire Information
Remember, in these times of hot, dry and windy weather, it is important for you to monitor local conditions and stay up to date:
Fire Danger Rating Information
Check in for Fire Danger Rating Information and updates for wherever you are, at NSW RFS (St Albans/Macdonald Valley is part of the Greater Sydney Area). www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans
Fires Near Me
Stay up to date with current incidents via the Fires Near Me NSW smartphone app, or at RFS website:
Follow the RFS on their Facebook page for announcements and information www.facebook.com/nswrfs/.
If you have radio reception, then be aware that the ABC provides emergency updates on Radio 702 AM.
Remember, in these times of hot weather, 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
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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