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 23rd February 2017 to 3rd March 2017
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|
|01/03/2017 to 01/03/2017||Blacktown||East of Symonds Road, Dean Park||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|01/03/2017 to 01/03/2017||Maitland||Moore Road, Bolwarra Heights||Private||Fire & Rescue NSW|
|01/03/2017 to 01/03/2017||Penrith||Carrington Road, Londonderry||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|01/03/2017 to 01/03/2017||Willoughby||Minimbah Road, Northbridge||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority|
|01/03/2017 to 01/03/2017||Wollongong||Amaral Avenue, Dapto||Local Government Authority||Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority|
|02/03/2017 to 02/03/2017||Central Coast||Eastern Commission Trail, west of Greengrove, Dharug National Park||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service|
|03/03/2017 to 10/03/2017||Tamworth Regional||Dungowan Dam Road, Ogunbil||Local Government Authority||Forest Corporation of NSW, Local Government Authority, Rural Fire Service|
|26/02/2017 to 04/03/2017||Singleton||Wollemi National Park, south of Redmanvale Road, Jerrys Plains||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service|
|24/02/2017 to 25/02/2017||Kyogle||Grassy Spur, Main Creek Road, Grady's Creek, Border Ranges National Park||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service|