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1960cjjSat, 03/06/2017 - 6:11pm

Winter fire safety checklist

Is your home winter fire safe?

We recommend this simple safety checklist to help keep your home fire safe this winter. Make sure you and everyone in your household follows the following safety advice:

dougkTue, 23/05/2017 - 10:32am

Ian Cook writes:

Dear Community Members

It is that time of the year again that the NSW Rural Fire Service and agencies have began to implement hazard reduction activities across the state to reduce available forest fuels.

With reference to North Arm Cove, a hazard reduction plan targeting strategic locations was developed through the Community Protection Plan. This plan identified specific areas to conduct hazard reduction activities with the purpose to provide strategic areas of fire protection advantage which will reduce the speed and intensity of bush fires, and reduce the potential for spot and crown fire development. The objective is that in the event of a bush fire, this will assist the local brigade to conduct suppression through indirect attack (back burning).

During the first week of May I made a visit to the Cove ...

9155 ha burnt
dougkSun, 06/11/2016 - 2:17pm

Some Cove residents were well prepared for evacuation if Sunday's fire, which had threatened Karuah, closed the highway and then jumped the Karuah River, had moved further east towards Carrington and North Arm Cove pushed by those strong westerly winds.

The thick smoke scattered the light of the afternoon sun into an ominous red glow. Thankfully a late afternoon change of breeze has eased the situation for Sunday night - at least for Carrington and North Arm Cove which RFS considers are no longer under threat from this fire . However Monday and Tuesday temperatures in this area are...

MollerwWed, 14/09/2016 - 8:04pm



We wish to advise you that hazard reduction works are proposed in the vicinity of your property. This will consist of prescribed burning of vegetation to reduce the bush fuel and assist in reducing the intensity and adverse impact of bush fires in extreme weather conditions.

The burn will be undertaken by the Rural Fire Service and subject to weather conditions, is scheduled for

18th September - 16th October from 12:00 hrs onwards.

Baromee Hill - North Arm Cove

Bounded by Outlook...

dougkSat, 10/09/2016 - 11:11am

Did you miss Get Ready Weekend at the local Fire Brigade? Have you prepared your home? Have you updated your bushfire survival plan?

It is that time of the year when we should all be preparing our homes for the summer ahead. And summer seems to be starting earlier every year.


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