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 22nd September 2016 to 30th September 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|
|23/09/2016 to 25/09/2016||Mid-Coast||Greys Road, Failford||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|24/09/2016 to 24/09/2016||Clarence Valley||Brooms Head Road, Brooms Head||Private||Rural Fire Service|
|24/09/2016 to 24/09/2016||Queanbeyan-Palerang||Wallaces Gap Road, Bendoura||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|27/09/2016 to 27/09/2016||Campbelltown||Nymboida Crescent, Ruse||Local Government Authority||Local Government Authority|
|27/09/2016 to 27/09/2016||Wingecarribee||Rocklilly Road, Wombeyan Caves||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|29/09/2016 to 29/09/2016||Kyogle||North of Woodenbong Road and High Street, Bonalbo||Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands)||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|29/09/2016 to 29/09/2016||Port Macquarie-Hastings||Quarry Rise, Port Macquarie||Local Government Authority||Fire & Rescue NSW, Local Government Authority|
|30/09/2016 to 02/10/2016||Bellingen||Wollumbin Drive, Urunga||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|30/09/2016 to 30/09/2016||Kyogle||West of North Yabbra Road, Toonumbar National Park, Boomi Creek||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service|
|30/09/2016 to 30/09/2016||Richmond Valley||North of Myall Creek Road, Bungawalbin State Conservation Area, Ellangowan||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service|
|30/09/2016 to 30/09/2016||Richmond Valley||Broadwater Evans Head Road, Broadwater National Park, Broadwater||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service||NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service|
|24/09/2016 to 24/09/2016||Tenterfield||Sommerlads Road and Mt Lindesay Road, Tenterfield||Private||Private, Rural Fire Service|
|27/09/2016 to 27/09/2016||Kempsey||80 Inches Road, Verges Creek||Private||Rural Fire Service|