Bush Fire Danger Period
The official start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) for Singleton Local Government area will be Friday September 1 and the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging residents to prepare for the fire season now.
While 1 October is the official commencement of the 2017 bush fire season, some areas have already commenced their danger period due to continuing dry conditions. NSW RFS Inspector Mick Holland is urging residents to have a Bush Fire Survival Plan and ensure all members of the household know what to do on days of increased fire danger.
Residents should prepare their property by removing materials that can burn around your home and yards, mow your grass and have a cleared area around your home, trim overhanging branches, clear and remove leaves and debris from your gutters and around your home, prepare a study hose that reaches all around your home, and, where appropriate, conduct hazard reduction activities.