Fire Brigade

dougkThu, 12/03/2020 - 2:01pm

Ian Cook writes:

Dear Community Members

On Tuesday 26th February, Mid-Coast Council staff accompanied by a contractor and myself conducted an inspection of the Asset Protection Zone (APZ) surrounding the Community Hall, along with the lineal firebreak installed along the Ridgeway. The aim of the inspection was to ensure that the APZ for the Community Hall (NSP) was meeting the standards for Asset Protection Zones, and that the lineal firebreak was still providing optimal separation.

dougkMon, 16/12/2019 - 2:04pm

Ian Cook writes ...

I have been keeping a close eye on the Cove during the past couple of months. The hot dry conditions have provided the perfect environment for bush fire with many communities being affected.

With the festive season upon us bringing family, friends and holiday makers in to the community, it is important that we stay vigilant and aware of our surrounds.

1960cjjFri, 08/11/2019 - 1:43pm

Due to the installation of the new Electronic Fire Danger Rating Sign at the turn off of Gooreengi Rd the old FDR signs are to be removed. It is currently unknown when this is to take place. 

The Brigade has continued to update the old signs but it has become apparent that there is a timing issues when the old signs are updated compared to the electronic sign. Until the removal of the old signs it has been decided to remove the arrow indictors to eliminate any confusion.

dougkFri, 04/10/2019 - 12:10pm

Ian Cook writes :

What would you do if a fire was to threaten while on holidays?

As you would be aware we have experienced a very early fire season up and down the coast. Both Mid Coast, Northern Tablelands and the New England are experiencing prolonged fire activity. The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging those heading away for the holidays to check fire conditions and have a plan in the event they are threatened by fire.

1960cjjFri, 16/08/2019 - 10:10am

A hazard reduction will take place over the weekend and into Monday if weather condition permit. It will take place SW of the community hall. Details are attached.

dougkTue, 16/07/2019 - 4:33pm

Locals travelling into the Cove during the last couple of days will have noticed the new solar-powered sign as you make the turn off Gooreengi Road. The Mid Coast Bush Fire Management Committee (BFMC) received funding to buy and install six of these Electronic Fire Danger Rating Signs within the Mid Coast Area. North Arm Cove/Carrington/Tahlee are beneficiaries of this initiative.

Committee chairman Ian Sirett said the installation of the signs came about after a review of:

Leaving is safest!
dougkWed, 05/06/2019 - 1:17pm

How do you like yours? Personally I prefer mine uncooked. My body that is. Being char grilled by a raging bushfire is just not my thing. I don’t want to become smoked ham or stewed prune either. So if the experts say it is unsafe to stay, I’ll be out of here. Early - so I don’t become car-canned bbq ribs. What about you?

The Black Saturday fires of 2009 were horrific. So many poor souls burnt alive; 173 perished, hundreds hospitalised. In ten years what have we learnt?

Well the experts have learnt plenty – but will...

1960cjjMon, 05/11/2018 - 8:47am

Hazard Reduction works are planned for areas adjacent to North Arm Cove: location is just North West of the Community Hall. The work will occur on 10 November subject to weather conditions. Limeburners Creek Brigade will be assisting with the burn.

A copy of the official notice is attached.

1960cjjWed, 31/10/2018 - 9:15am

A great explaination of Fire Danger Ratings by Sky News Weather. Simple and to the point. Click on the link below. 

Get to know what these ratings mean and they will help with your Bush Fire Plan.


dougkWed, 24/10/2018 - 9:37am

Inspector Ian Cook writes ...
I would encourage residents to put some time aside and look at:
How Fireproof Is Your Plan .
This is an interactive tool that can provide you with important information. It must be remembered that the only way we can make an informed decision is by having the right information.

I like to use a simple analogy when talking about plans, the majority of us make a list of the groceries we need at the shop prior to leaving home, this allows us to make an informed...



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