Friday September 29, 2017
With High to Very High fire danger forecast across most of the state this long weekend, the NSW Government and fire agencies are urging everyone to be aware of the bush fire risk.
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP is encouraging all residents to prepare for the fire season and create or update their bush fire survival plans.
“Footy grand finals are a great occasion to fire up the BBQ, but given the prevailing hot and dry conditions, it is important that everyone barbeques safely and responsibly this long weekend” Tanya Davies said.
Since 1 July our fire fighters have already attended more than 5,000 fires across the state that have burnt more than 93,000 hectares.
Sunday 1 October marks the start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period. This means that anyone wishing to light a fire must obtain a free permit from their local Fire Control Centre.
“I implore everyone to be aware of the risks you may face this long weekend.”
“Preparation is the key. Know the risk and what you will do if faced with a fire. Have a bush fire survival plan. Keep informed during the weekend by checking the Fires Near Me app and listening to local radio,” Tanya Davies said.
Further details about the Bush Fire Danger Period, how to get a Fire Permit, cigarette tossing fines and Total Fire Bans are available at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.