As the weather warms and rainfall remains low, the danger of wild fires increases, particularly after such lush growth earlier in the year.
Reduce excess grass growth around your houses and sheds, clean gutters, study the information available on the RFS Website on how to prepare for this bushfire season.
Prepare, Act, Survive the Fire Season
Planning to make a plan is not a plan
If you live, work or travel in bush fire areas, you need a Bush Fire Survival Plan. Don’t put it off.
Grass fires can start and spread quickly, destroying homes, crops and livelihoods. Take action now.
Concerned about a fire hazard?
If you’re concerned about a fire hazard near you, the NSW RFS can provide advice. Report a fire hazard.
Fire permits now required in some areas
Permits are now required in most areas across NSW. Check your area here.
Neighbourhood Safer Places
Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort which can be used during a bush fire. Check for a Neighbourhood Safer Place in your area.
You won’t find any listed in the Hartley Valley. Something to check with your local Rural Fire Service officers.
Rural Fire Service www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Public Enquiries freecall 1800 679 737
Fire Control – Silcock St (cnr Bent St), Lithgow phone 6353 1862
Hartley Bushfire Brigade
Captain – John Lovegrove. Phone 6355 2460. Meets on the first Sunday of each month at 10am, at their shed on Mid Hartley Road. Phone the secretary Lynda Lovegrove on 6355 2460.
Kanimbla Bushfire Brigade
Captain – Jim Conners. Phone 4787 1193. Meets at their shed, Coxs River Road on the last Friday in February and the first Saturday in July. Phone the secretary Nancy on 4787 1909.