FUEL MANAGEMENT BURN NOTIFICATION
Please be advised that a fuel management burn is proposed, weather permitting, for your area. The details are:
Location: Cottle Road Bullaburra (area indicated on the attached map)
Date: 5th May 2018 (This notice is valid for 2 weeks)
As the prescribed burn will generate smoke, hot embers and heat, it is important that you consider the following:
· Keep doors, skylights and windows closed to prevent smoke and embers entering homes
· Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
· Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
· Remove washing from clotheslines
· Ensure pets have a protected area
· If you are driving a vehicle, slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on
· If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities. If smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice
Avoid approaching this area for some time after the hazard reduction as there may be falling limbs and trees as well as hot ash. Consult your local brigade for advice on conditions email@example.com.
Should any further information be required, please contact the District Office at Katoomba on 4784 7444 between 9:00am and 4:00pm. You can also obtain additional information on prescribed burning and property preparedness by accessing the NSW Rural Fire Service website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
A Community Liaison Officer will be onsite throughout the duration of this event.
PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE.
Fire Agencies are currently assisting land managers and public authorities in minimising the threat of fire occurring on land they manage by undertaking fuel reduction burning or mechanical fuel removal in bushland areas surrounding your home.
Bushfire safety is a shared responsibility between Fire Agencies, public authorities and the community. As a resident, you are also responsible for managing bushfire hazards within your land.
What you need to do
It is your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family and your home for the threat of bushfire.
Prepare and practice your Bushfire Survival Plan
Always have a contingency plan in case things don’t go to plan
Prepare yourself and your family, both mentally and physically
Prepare your Bushfire Survival Kit
Prepare and maintain your property for the impact of a bushfire event
Prepare to always leave early on days of catastrophic fire danger
You need to act decisively in accordance with your Bushfire Survival Plan when bushfires threaten.
Fires can threaten without warning, so you must keep informed
Know the Fire Danger Rating for your area
Watch out for signs of fire, especially smoke, ash and embers
If you receive a bushfire alert, take it seriously and act decisively
Monitor bushfire information on TV, radio, internet and mobile phones.
Monitor the Rural Fire Service website for bushfire alerts or call the 24 hour bushfire information line 1800 NSW RFS. (1800 679 737)
Your survival depends on your preparations and the decisions that you make
People are always more important than houses
You and family’s lives are always your first priority during a bushfire
Identify you nearest Neighbourhood Safer Place or any other locations that may provide you with greater protection.
Always have a contingency plan.
For a wide range of bushfire & recreational fire safety information, publications and advice you can visit or contact the agencies below:
Fire & Rescue NSW - www.fire.nsw.gov.au
Blue Mountains City Council - www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au
NSW Rural Fire Service - www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
National Parks and Wildlife Service - www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Crown Lands - www.crownland.nsw.gov.au