Wamboin Community Association

Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade

The Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade has been in operation since 1984 and has around 70 active members. The brigade is part of the Lake George Fire Zone and attends incidents & supports emergency operations locally, regionally, and interstate. The Wamboin Fire Station (AKA The Wamboin Fireshed), has been the home of the brigade since 1988. The Brigade is fortunate to have a number of fire fighting appliances (Two Cat 1 & two Cat 7 tankers, One Cat 9 tanker, a PC and Quickfill). The brigade plays a significant role in protecting the local community and participates in many community events and activities. (more...)


BUSH FIRE DANGER PERIOD

BUSHFIRE DANGER PERIOD
(1 October – 31 March)


The statutory bush fire danger period (NSW Rural Fires Act 1997) runs from 1st October to 31st March. This is the time when our area and elsewhere in the State are particularly prone to the threat of wildfire. It is also the time when you need to have your Bushfire Survival Plan prepared and be ready to implement, sometimes at very short notice.

To report fires or smoke sightings ALWAYS ring Triple Zero (000)

FIRE PERMITS
Burning off, if you must do it at all, should be reserved for the cooler months of the year. If, however, you are planning to light a fire in the open between 1st October and 31st March, you will need a Fire Permit (see below)

Total Fire Bans and Fire Permits

In order to limit the number of fires that escape and threaten life, property and the environment, especially on days when it is very hot, dry and windy, the NSW RFS can restrict the use of fire through Fire Permits and Total Fire Bans.


News & Events

Summer 2014-2015

Wamboin Weather Station Installed

Recently completed improvements to the Wamboin Community complex on Bingley Way, has enabled the Wamboin Hall to become an registered Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP). The NSP system included the installation of a 24x7 weather station, recording local weather conditions. Live weather station reports are now available via the "Weather Station" link under the WCA header (at the top of your screen).

Launch Weather Station

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Free Smartphone Applications

The RFS has notified of 2 freely available Phone applications that will heighten bushfire awareness, and provide details of the location and behaviour of any reported bushfires


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If you are interested in becoming a member of our brigade, whether as a front-line fire-fighter or in any other capacity; or if you want to know more about the RFS or fire protection, you can contact either the brigade Secretary, Captain, or President.

11-06-2014