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|September 24, 2009
of Pittwater, Australia
SIRFS Continues Hazard
Sept. 25 from 6pm
The Scotland Island Rural Fire Service is planning to burn the south-east corner of Elizabeth
Park this Friday (25 September, 2009) starting at about 6pm.
The burn should last
until about midnight.
We had planned to conduct the burn on Sunday, but the forecast
is for strong winds during the weekend.
The Elizabeth Park HR burn is an important part of the Rural Fire
Service's Bushfire Management Plan for the Island and both the Brigade
and Warringah-Pittwater Rural Fire Service Fire Control are concerned
that the window to burn this area will soon be closed for the summer
and could therefore pose a potential threat to life and property in
that vicinity, in the event of a fire.
The Brigade, with the assistance of Fire Control, will be continuing to
undertake smaller pile burns in coming weeks, including finishing off
the Thompson Street walking track burn, piles on the upper section of
Elsie Street and piles in Pathilda Reserve.
I'd like to take this opportunity to remind residents that the Bush Fire Danger Period
officially starts on 1 October.
You can continue to undertake your own hazard reduction programs on
your blocks. As well as having a Hazard Reduction Certificate issued by
WPFCC, you will also need to obtain
a Fire Permit, which will be issued by either myself or
Senior Deputy Captain Ian White.
an offense to burn without a permit.
Get involved with your Precinct coordinator and be prepared for the
summer. Check the build-up of leaf litter and other combustible
materials around your homes, clean the roof and gutter and make a
Visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au for more information about HR burning during
the Bush Fire Danger Period and the FireWise program which will help
you prepare for the coming summer.
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade