RURAL FIRE BRIGADE
BURRAWANG RURAL FIRE BRIGADE
FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 000
|Captain||Colin Munro 0421 568 754|
|Senior Deputy Captain||Mark Compton 0413 446 055|
|Deputy Captain||Elizabeth Ellis 0411 032 712|
|President||Phillipa Drewett 0419 426 874|
|Community Engagement Officer||Elizabeth Ellis 0411 032 712|
|2 Hoddle Street||Burrawang|
The brigade is regularly called to attend house, grass & forest fires, motor vehicle accidents and pile burns. The brigade also participates in Strike Teams for larger fires and hazard reductions around the state.
Depending on the zone you live in, you will either require a permit all year round (if you live in an area managed by Fire and Rescue NSW) or require a permit during the Bushfire Danger Period or where a fire is likely to be dangerous to a building if in an RFS zone.
To access the online interactive Backyard Burning Map App to see which zone you live in and view the full list of conditions, fact sheets and learn how to apply for a Fire Permit, visit the Wingecarribee Shire Councils online map.
The fire season usually commences on 1st October each year through to 31st March (although that may change due to weather and hazard conditions). In 2018 the fire season commenced on 1st September.
You may contact the Captain, Senior Deputy Captain or Deputy Captain to discuss your pile burn. Click here for more information
It’s everyone’s responsibility to be prepared for an emergency. Take a look at the following resources to prepare for a fire
Remember a fire can threaten suddenly. If you are in an area that is being threatened by a bush fire you may receive an Emergency Alert to your landline or mobile telephone. You do not need to register for this. Other information is available:
- www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)
- Burrawang Brigade Facebook page
- The RFS app for iPhones or Android phones, or Fires Near Me
- The BOM site MetEye for a map based interactive weather viewer
- For road closures call 131 700 or RMS
New volunteers are always welcome. Contact the Captain or President for more information. There are many roles to suit all skillsets.
The brigade meets at 7:30 pm on Wednesday nights at the Burrawang Fire Station for training and maintenance. Visitors welcome.
The brigade has 2 annual fund raising activities
- A raffle at the Burrawang Easter Markets held on Easter Saturday in the main street
- Supporter contributions from the public usually collected at the Get Ready Weekend in September
Contributions are gratefully accepted at any time to:
Account Burrawang Rural Fire Service
BSB 802 101
Reference should be your last name (optional).