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NSW RFS declares early start of Bush Fire Danger Period in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains Local Government Area will start the Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) a month early this year due to ongoing warm and dry conditions. The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging residents to prepare now for what could be a long and protracted fire season.

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Flashing lights 40 kilometre an hour speed limit from September 1st

From 1 September 2018 a new road rule applies when passing emergency vehicles stopped on the road.

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Blue Mountains Bush Fire Danger Period starts September 1st

Due to the dry conditions and predicted forecast for the coming months the Local Bush Fire Danger Period for the Blue Mountains has been brought forward to 01 September 2018 until 31 March 2019.

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Planning for Animals in Emergencies Seminar in Springwood

For assistance preparing for an emergency we are running a Planning for Animals in Emergencies Seminar in Springwood, on October 6, at the Springwood Sports Club.

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Bushfire Building Forum & Expo Saturday 8 September 2018

Saturday, 8 September 2018 – Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Springwood

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Animals In Emergencies - Public Seminar in Springwood 6 October

This is to give plenty of notice, and will repost a reminder as the date comes closer. This is an excellent seminar for members of the community to attend who have animals, or just wish to learn how to manage animals during emergencies.

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Think Before You Trek

This is a bush safety initiative between the NSW Police Force and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It aims to provide bushwalkers and adventurers in the Blue Mountains with a free loaned Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).

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Katoomba Catchment South Hazard reduction Friday 25th May 2018

There will be a hazard reduction burn, weather permitting on Friday 25th May 2018 at Katoomba Catchment South, adjacent to the Railway corridor and west of Belmore Road.

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Lawson, Warrimoo, Winmalee and Mt Riverview Hazard Reduction burns 26th and 27th May 2018

There will be hazard reduction burns, weather permitting at Lawson, Warrimoo, Winmalee and Mt Riverview on Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May 2018.

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Magdala Springwood Hazard reduction Saturday 19th to Monday 21 May 2018

There will be a Hazard Reduction Burn, weather permitting for Bee Farm Ave & Burns Rd Springwood, extending South to Glenbrook Creek from Saturday 19th May to Monday 21 May 2018.

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