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Fire Season & Control

Fire Ban Season begins on the 1st November each year and ends on the 15th April.

Total Fire Bans may be declared in the district or even across the whole State on days when fires may be caused or become uncontrollable due to extreme weather conditions (high wind and high temperature).

Total Fire ban days are broadcast on radio from 6.00pm and will apply for 24 hours from midnight to midnight the following day.

If you have any doubt about lighting any fire during the Fire Danger Season call the council office on (08) 8658 1260 or use the CFS Fire Bans Hotline 1300 362 361 to seek advice.

Bushfire%20Prevention%20Plan Bushfire Prevention Plan  (4284 kb)

 

Fire Restrictions

During Fire Ban Season fire restrictions apply.

Restrictions include:

When using an incinerator you must have:

  • A clearing of four metres around it
  • A responsible person must be present at all times with water or an extinguisher
  • All doors and openings on the incinerator should be closed and screens and guards should be in place

When having a Barbecue :

  • A four metre clearance around and above the barbecue is required
  • A responsible person must be present at all times with water or an extinguisher

When using a chainsaw, brushcutter, mower or slasher:

  • An exhaust pipe is fitted with an efficient spark arrester
  • You have a four metre cleared space around the area or the operator has a shovel or rake, and a portable water spray in good working order

More Fire Restrictions...

Land owners in rural areas require a permit to burn under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

 

Fire Permits

Fire permits can be obtained however conditions must be followed. Most importantly the permit holder must notify all of the people listed on the permit at least 2 hours before they intend to light the fire. In most cause the permit holder would have to notify:

  • All neighbours that join your property
  • An officer at the local council
  • the local CFS brigade.

 

Permit Officers

Permits can be obtained by contacting one of your local Permit Officers below:

Geoff Gibb                     Group Officer

Sixth Street

ORROROO 5431

Work: (08) 8658 1103

Home: (08) 8658 1013

Brian McNamara          Pekina CFS

PMB 19

ORROROO 5431

(08) 8658 1256

John Schmidt               Fire Prevention Officer

District Council of Orroroo Carrieton

PO Box 3

ORROROO 5431

Work: (08) 8658 1260

Home: (08) 8658 1185

Mob: 0427 581 185

Protecting your family, farm and animals

In case of fire in your home

  • 000
  • Is your house number clearly visible from the street so that emergency vehicles can find you?
  • Have you practiced a fire escape plan?
  • Do all members of your family know to STOP, COVER, DROP and ROLL if clothing catches fires?                                                                    
  • Do you keep keys to deadlocks ready for an emergency?
  • Do you have a smoke detector(s) installed in your home? Are they checked monthly?
  • Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home?
  • Does your garden hose reach all points of the house?

Fires are inevitable but if we are well prepared then your chances of saving yourself your home and your livelihood are considerably increased.

More useful information on Fire Protection can be found at www.cfs.org.au

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