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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

October 21 2013
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

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October 2013

The dreadful fires this week are a timely reminder to all of us that the bushfire season is well and truly upon us.  So far, eight SIRFB volunteers have been part of the Warringah/Pittwater teams sent to the Blue Mountains to assist with firefighting and more will be required in the coming days.  Stay safe guys!!

Conditions are set to deteriorate over the next few days with higher temperatures, low humidity and Northwest winds.  The update from the NSW RFS this morning is:

56 bush or grass fires this morning, with 12 uncontained. The fire near the Bells Line of Road remains at Emergency Warning, with hot, dry and windy conditions expected to return in coming days.

Whilst there have not yet been any local threats, if you haven’t yet done so then this is the time to prepare your Bushfire Plan.  Go to http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=1001 to download your plan and talk it through with every member of your household. 

Follow the SIRFB on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandIslandRuralFireBrigade?ref=hl

To find out more information about bushfires and how to prepare for them, the following sites are very useful:


NSW Bushfire Information Line - 1800 679 737
NSW Public Information and Inquiry Centre - 1800 227 228
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
  • Tune into your local radio station
  • Always follow the direction of firefighters, police and other emergency services on the ground

Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
PO Box 30, CHURCH POINT  NSW  2105
Tel: 02 9999 4404        Fax: 02 9999 4324
Emergency: 000

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