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FIREPROOFING YOUR PLAN

Bush fire season is here. How fireproof is your plan? What would you do during a bush fire? Most people say they'll wait and see. That's not a fireproof plan.

Planning to leave in a bush fire? When will you leave? What will you take? Where will you go.

Planning to stay in a bush fire? Have you prepared your property? Do you have the right equipment? Ask yourself - how fireproof is your plan? Find out in five minutes at www.myfireplan.com.au

SEASON OUTLOOK, MARCH – MAY

Autumn outlook: dryer than average for eastern Australia. Daytime temperature outlook: warmer than average for eastern Australia. Climate influences include an El Niño watch in the Pacific Ocean and a neutral Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD). These events increase the possibility of heatwaves and bush fire weather. BOM

LIGHTING A FIRE

You are NOT permitted to light a fire in the open (except cooking fires) unless you notify; your neighbours, the local brigade (6100 6252) and the Yass Fire Control Centre (6226 3100) 24 hours prior to lighting the fire. The Yass FCC must be contacted on a business day.

During the declared Bushfire Danger Period you must obtain a permit from one of the brigade permit officers. The Bushfire Danger Period is usually from the 1st October (1st September 2018) through to the 31st March, although that can be varied depending on the season. Failure to follow these requirements may result in a fine. Permits are automatically cancelled during a declared Total Fire Ban.

Contact the brigade (6100 6252) if you wish to discuss lighting a fire, or obtaining a permit to light a fire during the fire danger period.

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CALLOUTS: SPRING/SUMMER

Yass River attended a large fire as part of a Strike Team in the Nowra area in August, a lightning strike on Greenwood Rd in December and an MVA in January

 

SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors for their continual support within our brigade. Their financial involvement helps ensure we keep our volunteers well equipped and provide a professional fire fighting service.

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