Fire Brigade

thegeesMon, 12/10/2015 - 9:01am

Hazard Reduction Burn commencing Monday 12 October.
Could be any day this week dependant on the weather.
Please read the attached Notification.

Steve Gee
NAC RFS Secretary.

thegeesFri, 09/10/2015 - 7:16pm

Please see the attached document from the Council regarding open burning.

Also, the Bush Fire Preparation Map and the Bush Fire Survival Map has been updated and is on display outside the Community Hall in the display case near the pizza oven.


Steve Gee

NAC Rural Fire Service Secretary.

Open Burning.pdf.pdf

Ian Cook's Corner
dougkThu, 08/10/2015 - 11:35am

Ian Cook writes:

Dear Community
As we move toward the beginning of the summer months and into the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period now is a good time to start preparing our home and surrounds in preparation for the fire season. In July of this year we had already seen a number of fires cause concern in the Blue Mountains for fire fighters as well as in a number of other communities across NSW. As I write this Victoria and South Australia are responding to bush fires and in the north of NSW a number of bush fires are creating headaches for fire fighters.

thegeesMon, 28/09/2015 - 8:22pm

Please see the attached documents on lighting fires in the Cove.


Steve Gee

NAC Rural Fire Brigade Secretary

Ian Cook's Corner!dougkThu, 18/06/2015 - 11:31pm

Ian Cook writes ..

Dear North Arm Cove community.
At long last we have forward movement on implementing strategies identified in the Community Protection Plan. Monday we had contractors move into the Cove to commence work on the Asset Protection Zone (APZ) for the community hall. I am sure that many of you have either seen or heard the machinery and contractors in action. Once the APZ is in place we can then proceed to have the community hall listed as an Neighbourhood Safer Place.

Ian prepares his presentationdougkSat, 18/04/2015 - 4:53pm
Ian Cook RFS at the Cove Hall

Work is expected to begin in the next few weeks on the first stages of the proposed mitigation plan Ian Cook told the 45 residents who attended this morning's meeting (Saturday 18 April) at the Community Hall. Ian stressed that while the Community Plan is important, we all need to have our own Survival Plans completed and our houses well prepared.

dougkWed, 01/04/2015 - 6:25pm

A meeting for crucial importance for all Cove Residents is scheduled for 10am on 18 April next. At this meeting, Ian Cook, our RFS Community Protection Planning Officer, will present the draft Community Protection Plan for the village.

Describing the agenda for this special meeting, Ian said:

It is my intention to do a brief introduction on the risk planning process and the introduction of Community Protection Plans stemming from the Royal Commission findings and recommendations into the tragic 2009 Victorian Fires.

This will lead into the process used for developing the plans, the community

Know the risksdougkWed, 25/02/2015 - 12:38pm
Fire Effects: (CSIRO)

Ian Cook, our intrepid Community Protection Planning Officer, draws our attention to a pertinent CSIRO article . Ian will be back in the Cove on the weekend of 7th and 8th of March walking around the community. He is more than happy to meet with any resident who would like some advice or simply to talk about the Community Protection Plan. If you'd like to arrange a visit from Ian, give him a call beforehand on 02 66 91 0400.

Nearly 60% of deaths in Australian fires (since 1901) have occurred in the open and almost...
Ian Cook's Corner!dougkFri, 20/02/2015 - 4:19pm

Despite locating a massive bull-ants nest in the least preferable way and stumbling upon a colony of the Cove's largest snakes, Ian Cook has made significant progress over the past three months in the development of a village protection plan for the Cove.

Check out Ian's report below to see the proposals for: a Neighbourhood Safer Place at the the Community Hall; protection of the telephone hub; rejuvenation of the fire trails and the possible linking of the two ends of The Esplanade.

We are reminded that we all need our own up-to-date Bush Fire Protection Plans and...

Ian Cook's Corner!dougkTue, 02/12/2014 - 8:51pm

Ian Cook writes to the Cove community ...
On Thursday 20th November I met with representatives from Great Lakes Council along with the Manager, NSW Rural Fire Service Customer Service Centre (North) at North Arm Cove Community Hall. I imagine that the majority of the community knew we were there as we managed to activate the alarm, many thanks to Doug for his quick response ...



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