Community Bush Fire Safety Meeting
Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 7:30 pm
The Burra Bush Fire Brigade will be holding a Community Fire Safety Meeting in the Burra Hall on Tuesday, 31 March 2009.
In the shadow of the recent bushfire emergency in Victoria, our brigade will be holding this meeting to discuss bushfire risk preparedness, threat levels to your property, personal safety and the wellbeing of your family.
Information will be provided to help you prepare an asset protection plan as well as options before, after and during extreme fire events such as the recent Black Saturday Victorian fires.
All residents of Burra and Urila are urged to attend this meeting. The exceedingly hot and dry summer and autumn we are enduring means that the countryside is still at risk of a major fire event.
Membership of the Brigade is open to all residents. The brigade welcomes new residents to Burra and can arrange to come to your property to advise you of specific risks and how to minimise them.
For more information about the meeting, please contact Brian Egloff on 6236 3214.
About the Burra Bush Fire Brigade
The Burra Bush Fire Brigade serves the Burra and Royalla areas.
As well as its fire-fighting duties, the Brigade holds regular training sessions, Open Days and working bees.
New members are always welcome. Please contact Syd McRoy (Brigade Captain) on 6236 3366 for more information.
For more information about the New South Wales Fire Service visit:
Bush Fire Hazards
If you are concerned about bush fire hazards on your property, or the property adjacent to you, the RFS can provide advice regarding preparing your property against bush fires and what to do in the event of a bush fire. This advice is free and can be arranged by contacting your local Fire Control Centre and speaking with one of their officers.
Fire Control Centres (FCC) are open during normal business hours unless an incident management team is using the centre to coordinate the response to an emergency.
The nearest Fire Control Centre for Burra and Urila residents is:
Street address: 10 Ellerton Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Telephone: 6297 1840
Fax: 6297 0068
How prepare for bush fires
Find out how to prepare and protect your property against bush fires. Visit this website:
Fire Danger Warnings and Total Fire Bans
During the fire season it pays to be prepared. Check the fire map daily for details about the fire danger in our area.