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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
November 20, 2009
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Extreme Fire Weather
The forecast into and during the weekend is for extremely hot conditions which will present the possibility of extreme fire weather.

There are no major fire incidences in the near vicinity at present, however, Rural Fire Service members will be on alert in the event of an incident starting.

Residents need to make sure they have put in place their FireWise strategy. If you have not yet prepared a FireWise plan, now is the time to do it. The FireWise kits are available from the Fire Station on Scotland Island and brigade members will be able to assist in preparing this plan, if needed.

Residents who own fire fighting pumps should make sure the pumps, fittings and hoses are in operational order. But do not restrict equipment to just one pump.

Make sure you have other tools, like a metal rake and buckets; prepare your house making sure the gutters and surrounding areas are clear.
Also ensure you have the appropriate clothing in the event of a fire.

Useful information about being prepared for a fire incident is available at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or you could also visit www.sirfb.org.au for information.
Be prepared and have a plan in place, and let precinct coordinators know what your plans are.

If you think you see a fire, call 000 straight away.
And most importantly, stay cool and have a good weekend.
Tim Byrne
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