Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fire Permits and Total Fire Bans

The 2016-17 Bush Fire Danger Period is now in place for more areas across NSW. A fire permit is required for burning activities during the Bush Fire Danger Period. Fire Permits help ensure fire is used safely and minimise the danger to you, your property and the community.

The coloured areas in the map represent NSW RFS Regions. The areas that are now in the bush fire danger period are shaded in red and listed on the right hand side.

For more information on fire permits and the Bush Fire Danger Period, please visit the NSW RFS website.

In order to limit the number of fires that escape and threaten life, property and the environment, especially on days when it is very hot, dry and windy, the RFS have restrict the use of fire through Fire Permits and Total Fire Bans.

The Bush Fire Danger Period has been declared for the Ulladulla region and permits to burn are currently required. Backyard burning is NOT permitted in many suburban areas due to Environmental Regulations and Council permission is required.

The aim of the Fire Permit is to ensure fire will be used safely. A Permit imposes conditions on the way a fire is lit and maintained, and can only be issued by authorised Permit Issuing Officers.

The Permit system informs the authorities exactly when and where landowners intend to burn, to ensure adequate and appropriate measures are in place, so that fires remain under control.

Permits available from Ulladulla Fire Station: 46 Narrawallee Street Ulladulla Ph: 4455 1020

To carry out a Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Burn, you may need:

  • a Fire Permit and/or
  • an Environmental Approval (Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificate (BFHRC).
  • If you need a BFHRC you must gain this before applying for a separate Fire Permit, to burn.

Fire Bans: 1800 679 737
Fire Brigade:
000
Fire Station: 46 Narrawallee Street Ulladulla 4455 1020 (business calls only)
For emergency 000
NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Control:
1800 679 737
Rural Fire Service Cunjurong/Manyana
State Emergency Service: 132500
(SES)

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