Emergency Fine Fuel Collection

  • 07 Dec 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Fire Station

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Residents of Scotland Island

Due to the risk of bushfire and potential for ember attacks, Council is organising an emergency fine fuel collection.

What is a fine fuel?

This includes leaves, twigs and bark that can easily catch fire. Fine fuels are less than the diameter of your little finger.

What do you need to do?

  1. Volunteers will be delivering bags to houses on Saturday and Sunday, 7-8 December
  2. Clear your roof and rake up all the fine fuel around your house and place it in the bag supplied.
  3. You should place the bag in the road reserve outside your property. Please ensure a three-metre gap is left on the road to allow trucks to collect the large bags.

When is it happening?

Bag collection starts Wednesday, 11 December continuing for two days or until all the bags are collected. In the event of an ember attack prior to collection, the bags will be moved to Catherine Park to keep the fuel away from houses. 

Council is working on an extra green clean-up for larger items. You will be notified when this is in place. Do not put green clean-up materials in the bags.  

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The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade is supporting this initiative and is requesting the assistance of CFU members to help prepare the bags for delivery to residents.

If you are available to help out at the Fire Station from 10:30am Saturday morning 7th December could you please register.

We will also be looking for a few members to help out with the delivery to residents using the community vehicle and the small fire truck on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. We will confirm these arrangements at the Saturday morning session.

Views expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the NSW Rural Fire Service. During an emergency, do not rely on information placed on this site, please reference the NSW RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, or call 1800 NSW RFS for emergency information. This site is not monitored 24/7.

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