22 March 2011
21 March 2011
Heavy rain, possible storms and heavy fog will continue to impact the Mountains and Greater Sydney Area this afternoon and overnight. Severe flooding has impacted the Illawarra area south of Sydney this afternoon.
Emergency Services are urging residents and motorists to exercise extreme caution, especially when driving.
For life-threatening emergencies call '000' immediately.
For assistance with rain or storm damage, contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
You can now follow us on Twitter:
This email is sent on behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service, Blue Mountains District.
19 March 2011
14 March 2011
We're delighted to announce the return of our HeatBeat Radio Podcasts. To add even more enjoyment, we've uploaded three new podcasts for your listening pleasure!
The podcasts are from our regular radio session with Mark and Sammi Horton on BLU-FM 89.1 every Wednesday from 8:30-9:00am. Listen in as Insp. Eric Berry chats with Mark about all kinds of bushfire and safety-related matters in plain, easy-to-understand language. Fresh, insightful and entertaining listening for everyone!
The shows are as follows:
HeatBeat Radio Podcast 01 - Wed 16 February 2011 - Why do we need to burn sometimes and not others
HeatBeat Radio Podcast 02 - Wed 02 March 2011 - New research findings about the bushfire history of Australia
HeatBeat Radio Podcast 03 - Wed 09 March 2011 - Bushfire Myths and Facts
Find our new podcast section by visiting http://www.bluemountains.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ and select "New Podcasts" from the menu at the left of your screen, or you can go direct via this short link: http://tinyurl.com/RFS-Podcasts.
This week (Wed 16 March 2011) we'll be discussing some new projects in the Mountains. One is bushfire risk, property protection, access and strategic bushfire containment options from Blackheath to Hawkesbury Heights along the northern fringes of the settlements. The other is assessing Essential and Important Fire Trails throughout the Blue Mountains with a view to ensuring that the fire trails are properly maintained to allow safe access and egress by trimming overhanging or overgrown vegetation, on existing trails only.
Tune in from 8:30am this Wednesday to BLU-FM 89.1 or look out for the next podcast, coming out by the end of this week.
I hope you enjoy listening to the podcasts and, as always, welcome your feedback or suggestions, along with requests or ideas about subjects you'd like to see covered in future episodes.
Also, you can now follow us on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/ruralfirebm (or @ruralfirebm) will notify you of all updates sent to this email list, along with a shortened URL to follow for the whole story.
07 March 2011
01 March 2011
Based on an treated weather forecast for hot and windy conditions, At 7am this morning a TOTAL FIRE BAN has been declared for the Greater Sydney Area, including the Blue Mountains.