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It brings us great sorrow to hear about the passing of RFS Chaplin Keith King, who had recently retired and was a longtime resident of the mountains.

Keith devoted his entire life to helping so many - especially Blue Mountains RFS members - both on and off the fireground. His friendliness and calmness towards those in need will always be remembered.

Keith's family, brigade members, friends, and all those who had the pleasure of knowing him are in our thoughts and prayers.
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UPDATED: Due to current weather conditions the Narrow Neck Lookout HR has been postponed.

Please be advised that on behalf of the Blue Mountains Bush Fire Management Committee
(BMBFMC), crews from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW)
are intending to undertake a Hazard Reduction (HR) burn, weather permitting at the following
location this week:

Date - Wednesday 3 April 2024
Name of HR - Narrow Neck Lookout
Location - Cliff Drive, Katoomba

Local Traffic Control measures will also be in place during the conducting of the burn.

A map of the planned area to be hazard reduced is attached for information.

Further information regarding this activity can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/hr
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UPDATED: Due to current weather conditions the Narrow Neck Lookout HR has been postponed. 

Please be advised that on behalf of the Blue Mountains Bush Fire Management Committee
(BMBFMC), crews from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW)
are intending to undertake a Hazard Reduction (HR) burn, weather permitting at the following
location this week:

Date - Wednesday 3 April 2024
Name of HR - Narrow Neck Lookout
Location - Cliff Drive, Katoomba

Local Traffic Control measures will also be in place during the conducting of the burn.

A map of the planned area to be hazard reduced is attached for information.

Further information regarding this activity can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/hr

Members of Mt. Riverview and other brigades are teaming up for today's Red Hands Cave HR with their efforts aimed at reducing bushfire risks, prioritising community safety, and preserving our shared spaces.

Smoke may become visible throughout the day and may settle in the local area overnight.

Please only call Triple Zero (000) if you see an unattended fire.
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Thankyou for this information

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Please be advised that on behalf of the Blue Mountains Bush Fire Management Committee
(BMBFMC), crews from the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) and NSW Rural
Fire Service (RFS) are intending to undertake a Hazard Reduction (HR) burn, weather
permitting, at the following location next week:

Date - Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 March 2024
Name of HR - Red Hands Cave
Location - South of Glenbrook, Blue Mountains National Park
Size - 835 Hectares
Lead Agency - NPWS

Further information regarding this activity can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/hr
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Please be advised that on behalf of the Blue Mountains Bush Fire Management Committee
(BMBFMC), crews from the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) and NSW Rural
Fire Service (RFS) are intending to undertake a Hazard Reduction (HR) burn, weather
permitting, at the following location next week:

Date - Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 March 2024
Name of HR - Red Hands Cave
Location - South of Glenbrook, Blue Mountains National Park
Size - 835 Hectares
Lead Agency - NPWS

Further information regarding this activity can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/hr

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Has this finished yet? I can smell smoke tonight?

RFS HR map says till Sun 31 March? Or all wrapped up as per your post here?

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Neverfail Hazard Reduction ...

Today some of our brigade members assisted with the 6 foot track marathon.We cheered on the runners with support ,fluids and first aid.It was a great day and very hot , so proud of the crew as it was a long hot day of great support.🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️ ...

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Some good memories there

Gee, that spot looks familiar

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Mt Riverview Rural Fire Brigade now has a new online weather station. Thanks to generous donations from our community, we’ve recently been able to replace the previous weather station, which expired after 10 years’ service.
You can check current Mt Riv weather on your phone or mobile device by downloading the Weather Underground app, then searching for ISYDNE3465 to find our station.
Once you’ve found it, tap the 3 bars at top left, then tap the star which appears next to the name. That will make it a favourite so that it automatically appears whenever you open the app.
On your web browser you’ll find the weather station at www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISYDNE3465 You can also see the weather station’s readings by clicking the weather icon on the bottom of the home page of the brigade website mtrivrfb.org.au/.
Click the cogged wheel next to the Search Locations box at the top right of the screen to change from Fahrenheit to Celsius in the settings.
The weather station read-outs refresh approximately every 5 to 6 minutes.
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Mt Riverview Rural Fire Brigade now has a new online weather station. Thanks to generous donations from our community, we’ve recently been able to replace the previous weather station, which expired after 10 years’ service.
You can check current Mt Riv weather on your phone or mobile device by downloading the Weather Underground app, then searching for ISYDNE3465 to find our station.
Once you’ve found it, tap the 3 bars at top left, then tap the star which appears next to the name. That will make it a favourite so that it automatically appears whenever you open the app.
On your web browser you’ll find the weather station at https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISYDNE3465 You can also see the weather station’s readings by clicking the weather icon on the bottom of the home page of the brigade website https://mtrivrfb.org.au/.
Click the cogged wheel next to the Search Locations box at the top right of the screen to change from Fahrenheit to Celsius in the settings.
The weather station read-outs refresh approximately every 5 to 6 minutes.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Steven how cool.

Good lad

Michael McFadden

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🌟 Thankful for Giving Back 🌟

The generosity of our community during the recent Santa Run made it possible for us to make a donation to Gateway Family Services today, and we were thrilled to do so! 🥳

It's amazing to be able to support other local charities and help those in need. Every contribution, no matter the size, plays a vital role in making a difference.

We are grateful for the opportunity to give back and spread kindness, and let's continue to uplift and support one another! 💙 #Gratitude #CommunityImpact #SupportLocalCharities
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🌟 Thankful for Giving Back 🌟

The generosity of our community during the recent Santa Run made it possible for us to make a donation to Gateway Family Services today, and we were thrilled to do so! 🥳

Its amazing to be able to support other local charities and help those in need. Every contribution, no matter the size, plays a vital role in making a difference. 

We are grateful for the opportunity to give back and spread kindness, and lets continue to uplift and support one another! 💙 #Gratitude #CommunityImpact #SupportLocalCharities

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Thank you so much to all the crew and the Mt Riverview community for this incredible donation - it will help a lot of families ❤

A great course, well done Mt Riverview Rural Fire Brigade

Thank you so much what an awesome community we have so much to be thankful.

Wow fantastic guys and girls other brigades should take note of your community spirit. Xx

Wonderful community

That’s incredibly generous!

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Greater Sydney Region Fire Danger Rating for 📅 Today, Friday 26th of January 2024

🟡 HIGH: Be ready to act
⚠️ Fires can be dangerous.

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👉 There’s a heightened risk. Be alert for fires in your area.
👉 Decide what you will do if a fire starts.
👉 If a fire starts, your life and property may be at risk. The safest option is to avoid bush fire risk areas.

☎️ Report all fires to 000

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📍 Council Areas Affected:

The Hills; Blacktown; Blue Mountains; Burwood; Camden; Campbelltown; Canada Bay; Fairfield; Hawkesbury; Hornsby; Hunters Hill; Kogarah; Ku-ring-gai; Lane Cove; Liverpool; Mosman; North Sydney; Parramatta; Penrith; Randwick; Ryde; Strathfield; Sutherland; Sydney; Waverley; Willoughby; Woollahra; Bayside; Canterbury-Bankstown; Central Coast; Cumberland; Georges River; Inner West; Northern Beaches

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ℹ️ More Information and Resources

• Official RFS Page: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans
• Fires Near Me: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
• Total Fire Ban Rules: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans/total-fire-ban-rules
• Create Your Fire Plan: www.myfireplan.com.au
• Fire Danger Ratings Fact Sheet: u.hazelbrookrfs.com.au/fdr-factsheet
• Do I need a Fire Permit?: u.hazelbrookrfs.com.au/fire-permits
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This afternoon’s brigade training session morphed into an incident as Mt Riverview’s Cat 7 and new Cat 1 tankers wrapped up training scenarios and returned to the station.
RFS State Operations called on the Cat 1 tanker to join Glenbrook-Lapstone brigade and four Cumberland District tankers to respond to a grass fire off Old Castlereagh Rd opposite the Regatta Centre.
The blaze was quickly extinguished but shows the threat of fire is still very real despite recent heavy rains.
Thanks to the motorists who made way for our tanker through the roadworks on the old highway at Emu Plains.
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Was a great crew to work with,thanks guys awesome job ❤️

Even after a full afternoon of intense training in the days heat of 3 real world scenarios, the days crew did not blink an eye at responding to there 4th. Always humbling at the commitment, dedication and comradery our crews bring together. Thankyou. Our doors are always open to welcome new members in to our family if you would like to come up and say hello.

Surprised u guys and Glenbrook/Lapstone Rural Fire Brigade where called 2 a small grass fire in Penrith. Never the less I'm sure the extra help was much appreciated so well done

Good job everyone

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