Hazard reduction is just one way of preparing for bush fires – it doesn't remove the threat of fire, and it doesn't remove the need for you and your family to be prepared.
There are different types of hazard reduction including controlled burning, mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand.
You can see a list of planned hazard reduction burns below. This list may change at short notice depending on the weather at the time.
If there is a hazard reduction burn planned for your area, take the following steps:
- 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
- Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up, turn headlights on
- Sightseers must keep away from burns for their own safety
- 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
Hazard Reduction Advisory for 21st July 2016 to 29th July 2016
The following hazard reduction burns are planned by NSW land managers (such as National Parks and Wildlife Service, Forestry Corporation NSW, Crown Lands and Local Government Authorities) and fire agencies (NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW) over coming days, weather permitting.
|Due datesort||LGA||Location||Tenure||HR by|
|21/07/2016 to 24/07/2016||Kempsey||Airport Road, Aldavilla||Local Government Authority||Rural Fire Service|
|21/07/2016 to 26/07/2016||Nambucca||PTC Road, Yarriabini National Park, Eungai Creek||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service|
|21/07/2016 to 29/07/2016||Eurobodalla||Box Cutting Road, North West of Narooma||Forests NSW||Forest Corporation of NSW|
|22/07/2016 to 22/07/2016||Lismore||Johnston Road, Clunes||Private||Private|
|23/07/2016 to 23/07/2016||Lismore||Cawongla Road, Larnook||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|23/07/2016 to 24/07/2016||Singleton||River Oaks Vineyard Milbrodale Road, Broke||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|24/07/2016 to 24/07/2016||Coffs Harbour||Darkum Road, Mullaway||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|25/07/2016 to 02/08/2016||Bega Valley||Stanley Creek Road, West of Princes Highway, Kiah||Forests NSW||Forest Corporation of NSW|
|25/07/2016 to 29/07/2016||Shoalhaven||South Of Middle Ridge Rd, Firebreak Road, Brooman||Forests NSW||Forest Corporation of NSW|
|25/07/2016 to 31/07/2016||Wingecarribee||Oldbury Street, Berrima||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority|
|26/07/2016 to 26/07/2016||Kempsey||Kawana Lane, Barraganyatti||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|26/07/2016 to 26/07/2016||Kyogle||Hootons Road, Bonalbo||Private||Private|