There is now a site that shows near real-time Fire Danger Indexes for the ACT (updates about every half hour, if the page is left open in your browser it will auto update as soon as new data is generated).
Check the blog Weather & Outlooks page.
For those who missed the ACT RFS pre-season briefing, the CRC information paper will be useful.
A standardised national rural addressing scheme has been in progress for some years. Most locations now use it, so it is good to understand how it works. Some information here to help.
Also an information video courtesy of the SA Government is available below.
Just a reminder that an extra fitness test has been scheduled for prior to the bush fire season – it will be on Saturday 30th September, 9am. Please let Martin Harris know if you are attending (check previous emails for details and forms to be filled out).
Forms are also available from here
As part of our ramp up before the season starts in October, each Operational Member is required to complete the Work Capacity Test (Fitness Test) to be eligible to retain their Operational status and attend incidents. Please note that the minimum requirement to participate on a fire ground (even as a scribe in a Command vehicle) is to have completed the Moderate test.
We will be starting our brigade testing in late August so please prepare yourself accordingly as we want everyone to pass and no one to get injured.
Once we arrange dates and times for testing we will publish them.
If you have any questions in the lead up to the testing please feel free to drop me a line.