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Extreme fire danger for Thursday 10-10-2013

Fires Test RFS on extreme October temperature day.

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Fire season starts with preparation warning

The official start of the 2013 bush fire season has seen the fire services urge the public to make preparations now.

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PREPARATION VITAL FOR BUSHFIRE DANGER PERIOD

Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher and Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons have urged residents in bush fire prone areas across the state to prepare now, with the official start to the bush fire season.

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Winmalee Bush Fire Emergency

Below is some of the media coverage of the Winmalee Bush Fire Emergency.

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NSW Fire Outlook

NSW has experienced its hotest period from January to the end of August on record, which may create bad fire conditions for the tablelands and western slopes.

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Wind storm fire

The windy weather in early August has brought the threat of bush fires back into the minds of Blue Mountains residents, with a small blaze occuring during the weather event.

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Winter fire risk

Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire Service have launched a winter fire safety campaign to reduce deaths and injury from house fires.

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Advanced Fire Fighters Course

Advanced Fire Fighter trainees learning the details of hydraulics for pumps at Wentworth Falls Rural Fire Brigade on Saturday May 25th.

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Blue Mountains bushfire survivor breaks his silence after 50 years

Blue Mountains GazetteIVAN Thelander was only 16-years-old when he saw four of his mates perish in a bushfire in the Blue Gum Forest.

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Woodford RFS brigade celebrates 90 years on May 18th 2013

Blue Mountains GazetteIn the wake of a severe bushfire season in 1923, local residents at meeting at Woodford established a bushfire brigade in the village on January 13.

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