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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 leave bush fire risk areas

  • These are the most dangerous conditions for a fire.
  • Your life may depend on the decisions you make, even before there is a fire.
  • Stay safe by going to a safer location early in the morning or the night before.
  • Homes cannot withstand fires in these conditions.
  • You may not be able to leave, and help may not be available.
Extreme

Take action now to protect your life and property

  • These are dangerous fire conditions.
  • Check your bush fire plan and ensure that your property is fire ready.
  • If a fire starts, take immediate action. If you and your property are not prepared to the highest level, go to a safer location well before the fire impacts.
  • Reconsider travel through bush fire risk areas.
High

Be ready to act

  • 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.
Moderate

Plan and prepare

  • Stay up to date and be ready to act if there is a fire.

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 Permits

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