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RFSA Newsletter: Issue 35‏

  Issue 35 of the RFSA newsletter is now available.

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Blue Mountains Hazard Reduction burns rescheduled due to health warnings

 The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and other agencies have rescheduled a number of planned hazard reduction burns for this weekend, following advice from health authorities.

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New bushfire clearing laws in play‏

Blue Mountain GazetteBy Shane Desiatnik It was no coincidence the Blaxland home of Carolyn and Colin Sanders was chosen for a media conference last Thursday to announce the start of new laws giving homeowners more power to remove trees and vegetation that could be a bushfire hazard.

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HR advice for the weekend 2-3 August 2014

 Blue Mountains Hazard Reduction advisory for the 2nd and 3rd August 2014.

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Draft Blue Mountains Bush Fire Risk Management Plan

The Blue Mountains Bush Fire Management Committee (BMBFMC) is currently seeking comments on its Draft Bush Fire Risk Management Plan (BFRMP) which has recently been prepared.

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Seasonal Outlook - July to September 2014

A drier than normal season is likely for parts of central and eastern Australia and a warmer season likely for Australia.

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High-tech cameras for RFS brigades

Three high-tech thermal imaging cameras purchased by Masonicare were donated to the Rural Fire Service (RFS) Blue Mountains District last week, boosting their capability to monitor bushfire activity and carry out search and rescue work.

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A sense of purpose - Sydney Morning Herald

 Despite the speed and ferocity of the Blue Mountains fires, not a single life was lost.

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10/50 Vegetation Clearing Laws

As you may be aware, the Rural Fires Amendment (Vegetation Clearing) Bill (AKA - 10/50 Vegetation Clearing) passed through the Upper House of Parliament yesterday.

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