18 November 2011

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Hot Weather Advice and Fundraising Thanks

Hi Everyone,
Hot weather will return this weekend to the Blue Mountains and Greater Sydney Area, along with hot and gusty winds. Temps in the upper Mountains will be up towards +29c and as much as +37c in the lower Mountains. There is also a strong chance of thunderstorms on Sunday.
If you are going to be enjoying the outdoors, especially on Saturday, be sure to use plenty of sunblock and to keep yourself hydrated!
Also, we’d like to publically thank the students of our own Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School for organising and hosting a fundraising dinner for the RFS Blue Mountains last night (Thursday). Over $1,500 was raised for our Brigades on the night. Also thank-you to several of our email list subscribers who came up and said hello! It’s always great to meet our “customers” in person.
If you’d like to see some photos of the event, you can visit http://tinyurl.com/6n26ul8.
Regards to all, and have a safe weekend!
Inspector Eric Berry
Community Safety Officer
NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE                         
Blue Mountains District
Cnr Valley and Bathurst Roads
Katoomba NSW 2780
T: 02 4784 7444
M: 0414 195 615
F: 02 4784 7461

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Do you know this 000 caller?

NSW Police and Fire Investigators are appealing for the person who called Triple Zero about last month’s fire in Katoomba to come forward.
Detectives investigating the deliberately-lit bushfire in the Blue Mountains last month have released part of a call made to Triple Zero (000) in the hope of identifying a person who could have information important to the investigation.
We encourage the person to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
To listen to the call visit http://youtu.be/byLmjGQI4Qo
Inspector Eric Berry
Community Safety Officer
NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE                         
Blue Mountains District
Cnr Valley and Bathurst Roads
Katoomba NSW 2780
T: 02 4784 7444
M: 0414 195 615
F: 02 4784 7461

15 November 2011

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Fire Update: Wentworth Falls 18:30 15/11/11 - Contained

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.

[rfs-bluemountains-information] FW: Fire Update - Darwin's Walk Wentworth Falls


From: Helen Belshaw
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:12 PM
To: 'rfs-bluemountains-information@googlegroups.com'
Subject: Fire Update - Darwin’s Walk Wentworth Falls


Hi All,


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.



Kind Regards,


Helen Belshaw

Fire Mitigation Officer

NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE                                        

Blue Mountains


T: 02 4784 7444

M: 0448 879 675

F: 02 4784 7460




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14 November 2011

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Bushfire Advice - Lawson 13:30 14/11/11

Crews from NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire & Rescue NSW are currently attending a small bushfire in Lawson, near Wilson Street.
A Watch – And – Act advice is in effect for residents in Wilson Street, Lawson.
No further information is available at this time.
Inspector Eric Berry
Community Safety Officer
NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE                         
Blue Mountains District
Cnr Valley and Bathurst Roads
Katoomba NSW 2780
T: 02 4784 7444
M: 0414 195 615
F: 02 4784 7461

10 November 2011

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Bushfire Advice - Medlow Bath 14:33hrs 10/11/11

Units from NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire & Rescue NSW are attending a small bushfire near the old airfield at Medlow Bath.
The fire is approximately 1 hectare in size and is expected to be contained shortly.

08 November 2011

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Widespread Severe Thunderstorm Warning 08/11/11

The Weather Bureau has issued a warning for severe thunderstorms over a large area of New South Wales.

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!

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Hazard Reduction burn at Medlow Bath today

FRNSW and BMCC are undertaking a small hazard reduction burn in Medlow Park today.

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

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Fundraising Dinner for BM RFS 17 Nov 2011

Good Afternoon Everyone,

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
6:30 PM
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])