Rural Fire Brigade
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Please note that siren tests are conducted at 9 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month.
This page has been designed to keep you up to date with your local brigade's activities and also provide links to important tools and information to help you prepare your property from the threat of fire. Dangar Island has its own volunteer Brigade, with a truck and boat to attend on island and on river hazard reduction activities and fire calls.
We always welcome new members, be they active fire fighting members or members who want to assist in the support of the Brigade in other important ways. Brigade meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month at 9am followed by on-island training activities.
Bush Fire Safety
It is your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family and your home for the threat of bush fire. You need to make the decision to either leave early or stay and defend a well prepared property.
Regardless of your decision you must prepare your property to give yourself and your home the best chance of survival. By understanding your own level of risk you will be better able to make the right decision for you and your family.
We recommend downloading the Bush Fire Survival Plan. This comprehensive document will provide you with the information you need to
PREPARE | ACT | SURVIVE
The Bush Fire Survival Plan is around 4MB so please be patient if you have a slow internet connection.
The one page templates for your 'Leave Early' and 'Stay and Defend' plans can also be accessed here.
Other community resources provided by the Rural Fire Service can be accessed via the NSW Rural Fire Service website here.
Burning off vegetation requires a permit from Hornsby Shire Council ALL YEAR ROUND.
In addition, during the Bushfire Danger Period, an additional inspection and permit from the Brigade is required. Contact Hornsby Shire Council on 02 9847 6666 or go online here to begin the permit application process. If you require a Brigade permit, the Council office will give you the contact details once your Council permit is approved.