Glenorie Ru­ral Fire Brigade News

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Nsw Rural Fire Service Reports - By James Wick­ing

Pile Burns

Be­ing out of Fire Sea­son res­i­dents are per­mit­ted to carry out Pile Burns on their prop­erty with­out a Fire Safety Per­mit in the Hills Dis­trict. If you are in the Hornsby Coun­cil dis­trict you will need an EPA Cer­tifi­cate. There are a num­ber of rules around car­ry­ing out a Pile Burn and the rules dif­fer be­tween The Hills Shire Coun­cil and Hornsby Coun­cil. You can find the rules on the re­spec­tive coun­cil web­site or by con­tact­ing Hornsby Coun­cil on 02 9847 6666 or the Hills Shire Coun­cil on 02 9843 0555. If you are plan­ning on car­ry­ing out a Pile Burn you must give im­me­di­ate neigh­bours and all other res­i­dents that could be af­fected by smoke or see the fire at least 24 hours no­tice. You must also give your lo­cal fire con­trol cen­tre (Hornsby - 02 9883 2000, Hills – 02 9654 1244) at least 24 hours no­tice also. If you are in the Glenorie area and would like as­sis­tance with burn­ing a pile you can con­tact us via the de­tails below.

School Lock­down

Dur­ing May we pro­vided on­go­ing as­sis­tance at Glenorie Pri­mary School with their reg­u­lar Emer­gency Pro­ce­dures Drills. Here is a photo of the team who helped out on the day.

Haz­ard Re­duc­tions

Prior to Win­ter, Glenorie Vol­un­teers were quite busy as­sist­ing with a num­ber of Haz­ard Re­duc­tions both lo­cally in the Hills and as far as Colo and the Hawkes­bury Dis­trict. These Haz­ard Re­duc­tion works pro­vide es­sen­tial pro­tec­tion for prop­erty as well as Environmental Re­gen­er­a­tion.

Fire Place Safety

Now that Win­ter has set­tled in we re­mind ev­ery­one that has a Fire Place to get it checked and cleaned. House Fires are of­ten started due to a blocked or dam­aged Chim­ney. Whilst check­ing the chim­ney, we en­cour­age you to make sure all smoke alarms are work­ing also.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or con­tact the Brigade: Sta­tion Phone: 9652 2017 (leave a mes­sage and some­one will get back to you) or talk to a real per­son, James: 0422 168 914. Visit the brigade stand at the Glenorie Grow­ers Mar­ket on the fourth Sun­day of the month in the grounds of Glenorie RSL. Face­book: Glenorie Ru­ral Fire Brigade. Email: glenori­erfs@out­look.com

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