During a Total Fire Ban permits are suspended and no fire of any kind may be lit in the open.
By limiting fires to those with fire safety permits the Rural Fire Service are better able to manage fires and prevent major blazes. Fines up to $5,500 and prison sentences may apply if a permit is not obtained or the conditions within a fire permit are not complied with.
Property owners to seek RFS advice on fire permits and safe burning practices because dry weather has caused fires to act more aggressively than would normally be expected during the winter months.
Call your RFS Fire Control Centre for advice on safe burning and what approvals and permits you require. Fire permits are free and can be obtained from Fire Control Centres or fire stations.
An environmental approval may also be needed to light a fire. Contact the RFS for advice on what approvals may be required. For bush fire hazard reduction works the RFS can assist private property owners by providing a free environmental assessment.
If you intend to burn –
· Ask the RFS for further advice, fire permits and approvals
· Check weather conditions
· Delay the burn if concerning winds are forecast
· Create proper fire breaks
· Have adequate water resources on hand
· Supervise the fire at all times
· Call triple zero (000) immediately if fire escapes.
Fire Bans: 1 800 654 443
Fire Brigade: 000
Fire Station: 46 Narrawallee Street Ulladulla4455 1020 (business calls only) For emergency 000
NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Control: 1 800 654 443
Rural Fire Service Cunjurong/Manyana
State Emergency Service: 132500 (SES)