Deputy Mayor Barry Calvert was up in arms this week with the decision by he new State Government to stop funding the NSW Emergency Services Levy.
Bells Line of Road was closed again for the second time in 6 weeks by fallen branches taking down power lines at the corner of Queen Street.
A new App replaces Fires Near Me and may have already done so at the last phone update. Look out for the light blue symbol of NSW State with an ! in the triangle.
The trailer of a truck carrying dog food caught fire at the bottom of Bells Line of Road. We were one of a number of brigades to respond.
A shiiny new Cat 1 tanker was picked up by the brigade on Friday 20th January and we had a working bee on the Saturday to change over all the kit from our old tanker.
Karen Hodges ASFM launches the Brigade's book on its 70 year history and the history of fire in the district at a well attended gathering of the Kurrajong Heights community at the Xmas party at the Ridge.
Bellbird Hill claimed another couple of vehicles after this head-on smash on 27th November. It was one of a number of callouts completed by your Brigade in recent months.
Four brigades assembled at Bilpin on Saturday 12th November for a joint training exercise – Operation Phoenix - and a dinner at the Bilpin Fire Shed afterwards. The day was designed to help brigade members get to know each other in the neighbouring areas and to work together in a mixed crew environment. From every point of view the day was a great success, being not only enjoyable but also very instructional.
The new national Fire Danger Rating System was introduced on September 1st. Please read our full explanation of the new system.
The last couple of months were mainly busy with downed trees and of course our usual MVA on Bellbird Hill. We also did some flag waving at the Bowlo