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Community

Are you bushfire ready?

Property Incident Plan (PIP)

A PIP is a diagram of your property showing the entry point, your assets, water sources and hazards. This information is very helpful to the brigade. Please click here to download, then complete, print and return to the fire shed.

Fire Danger Ratings

The Bush Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the possible consequences of a fire, if one was to start.

Bush Fire Danger Ratings are based on predicted conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind and the dryness of the landscape.

The higher the fire danger rating, the more dangerous the conditions.

Fire Danger Ratings What you should do
Catastrophic

For your survival, leaving early is the only option.

Leave bush fire prone areas the night before or early in the day – do not just wait and see what happens.

Make a decision about when you will leave, where you will go, how you will get there and when you will return.

Homes are not designed to withstand fires in catastrophic conditions so you should leave early.

Extreme

Leaving early is the safest option for your survival.

If you are not prepared to the highest level, leave early in the day.

Only consider staying if you are prepared to the highest level – such as your home is specially designed, constructed or modified, and situated to withstand a fire, you are well prepared and can actively defend it if a fire starts.

Severe

Leaving early is the safest option for your survival.

Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety – but only stay if you are physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

If you’re not prepared, leave early in the day.

Very High Review your bush fire survival plan with your family. Keep yourself informed and monitor conditions. Be ready to act if necessary.
High
Low Moderate

TOBAN

A total fire ban means no fires out in the open. A total fire ban helps limit the potential of fires developing.

During a Total Fire Ban you cannot light, maintain or use a fire in the open, or to carry out any activity in the open that causes, or is likely to cause a fire.

General purpose hot works (such as welding, grinding, gas cutting or any activity that produces a spark or flame) are not to be done in the open.

The NSW RFS strongly recommends you reconsider activities such as using a tractor or slashing, to help reduce the chance of a fire starting on your property.

Fire permit

Fire permits help ensure that fire is used safely. A permit sets out the rules around how a fire is lit and maintained, and lets firefighters know when you are conducting burning activities on your property.

Colinton Brigades permit officers are:
Graham Povey
0419 406 908

Michael Burton
0407 003 392