18 November 2011
15 November 2011
The fire at Darwin's Walk, Wentworth Falls, has been contained. It is currently burning an area of approximately 3 hectares (based on provisional estimates).
There are currently 18 fire trucks and support vehicles in attendance. Firefighters will shortly commence mopping up and blacking out the fire, and will be in attendance for some time.
Units from RFS and FRNSW are currently attending a fire at Darwin’s Walk (off Dalrymple Ave and Parke St) Wentworth Falls. At present there are no properties directly under threat. Residents in the area are advised to “Watch and Act” and be prepared to activate their Bush Fire Survival plan.
Fire Mitigation Officer
NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE
T: 02 4784 7444
M: 0448 879 675
F: 02 4784 7460
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14 November 2011
10 November 2011
08 November 2011
The warning is for people in the Metropolitan, Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the South Coast, North West Slopes and Plains, Riverina, Lower Western, Upper Western and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Batemans Bay, Orange, Canberra, Goulburn, Dubbo, Tibooburra and Bourke.
Thunder storms are currently affecting southern Sydney and the Illawarra areas, as well as the NSW South Coast. Another band of storms is currently stretching from Crookwell to Bourke.
The storms are spreading to the east and will impact the Blue Mountains area by around 6pm or 7pm, then moving toward the Greater Sydney area.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES [NSW and ACT] on 132
For all life-threatening emergencies call 000 immediately!
As the prescribed burn will generate smoke, hot embers and heat, it is important that you consider the following:
... • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
• Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
• Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
• Remove washing from clotheslines
• Ensure pets have a protected area
• If you are driving a vehicle, slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on
• If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities. If smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice
Avoid approaching this area for some time after the completion of the hazard reduction as there may be falling limbs and trees as well as hot ash.
07 November 2011
The students at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School are holding a fundraiser as part of their event management course and have selected the NSW Rural Fire Service's Blue Mountains District as the beneficiary for this year!
Please find following some information about the event.
TICKET PRICE : $55.00 pp
Chambers Restaurant, 1 Chambers Rd, Leura. (located at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)
Come and join us at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School for a fundraiser that is for a fantastic cause! Enjoy a 3 Course Dinner with Matching Wines to help raise money for the local Rural Fire Service. There will be entertainment and activities for you to participate in and a chance to give back to the community!!
How to get tickets: you can contact us anytime on 0411 792 913 (Hayley Lauren Smith [BMIHMS])