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!Ever thought of volunteering with the NSW Rural Fire Service? We've recently launched our online membership application so you can easily find the role that is right for you at your nearest brigade.

To begin your application today, visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/join
#nswrfs #engaged #greatersydneyAC
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As you may have heard, storms are likely in the local area and across Greater Sydney today.

These storms may produce damaging winds and large hail.

Our friends at the State Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

Keep up to date with warnings at BOM www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/ & follow NSW Blue Mountains SES Unit here on Facebook

And be prepared to unplug the modem!

#winmaleerfs #winmalee #stormseason #nswses #nswsesbluemountains
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The ‘Marie Bashir’, our 737 Large Air Tanker, has received a warm welcome at San Bernardino Airport for a job well done in the USA.

For almost two months Bomber 210 ✈ has assisted US crews by working on 40 fires across the United States, dropping 1.8 million litres of fire retardant/water in 166 drops.

It’s been great to play our part and assist teams in the USA, and Bomber 210 will now undergo routine checks before making its way back to Australia in preparation for our fire season.
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Photos from Oakville Rural Fire Brigade's post ...

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You don’t have to live right near the bush to be at
risk. Even if your home is a few streets back, you
may be at risk. Can you guess the main reason
homes are lost to bush fires?
#getreadyweekend
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Burning embers can travel kilometres ahead
of a bush fire. An ‘ember attack’ is the main
cause of house loss in bush fires as they can
occur before, during and after the fire front
passes. Cleaning gutters and patching holes
or gaps in your roof is an effective way to
protect your home from ember attack. Learn
about the five simple steps to prepare your
home for bush fire at myfireplan.com.au
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Tomorrow ABC Radio NSW are featuring Get Ready Weekend.

Saturday 11 September - 9:30-11am - Sydney and statewide ABC Radio is featuring Get Ready Weekend, including interviews with NSW RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers and NSW RFS Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie. Plus, a number of enthusiastic volunteers will also share their stories.”

Share the news and get the message out!

#getreadyweekend
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Tomorrow ABC Radio NSW are featuring Get Ready Weekend. 
 
Saturday 11 September - 9:30-11am - Sydney and statewide ABC Radio is featuring Get Ready Weekend, including interviews with NSW RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers and NSW RFS Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie. Plus, a number of enthusiastic volunteers will also share their stories.”
 
Share the news and get the message out!

#getreadyweekend

Fact- An ember attack in a bush fire can
be intense, even if you live many kilometres from a
bush fire area. Burning embers may be blown from
the bush, landing on your property and starting spot
fires or setting fire to your home. Embers may land
for many hours even after the main fire front has
passed. 90% of homes lost in bush fires are due to
embers.
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Ask and ask regularly….
Are you OK?
How are you Traveling?
Haven’t heard from you in a while….

If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, please call triple zero (000) or the following organizations for support:

NSW Health Mental Health Hotline – 1800 011 511
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Beyond Blue – 1300 22 46 36
Men’s Help – 1300 78 99 78
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Mate, well said. How are you travelling?

All good thanks Andrew

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