Peter’s beard going... going......
for the kids and face painting. There will be great prizes with raffles and a choc wheel on the day to make it a fun family event. For further details please Peter 0409 122 859 Fund raising sponsor link: http://nsw.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/personalPage. aspx?registrationID=135021
Tough new penalties for lighting fires
Peter Davies has lived in Wallacia since 2001 and has decided to shave his head and his beard to raise money for the Cancer Council, to help find a cure for cancer. The fund raising event is continuing his community work with the Rural Fire Service in Wallacia and previously in Mulgoa. Peter says “I have a very long beard, my bare chin has not seen the sun since 1993, (and that was for only 10 days).\and before that since the early 80’s. I have been growing my hair for more than 3 years. Better yet, if I can raised more than the magical sum of $5,000, my moustache that has been there since 1975 will come off too!” “I have set up the fund raising directly through the Cancer Council and there is website through which people can sponsor me (the link is below). The shave will be held on16th January 2010 in the beer garden at the Wallacia hotel. The event will start around 12.30 pm, The pub will be putting on a BBQwith a chef and all proceeds are going to the Cancer Council. A band will be on stage (yet to finalised but looking good) as will a jumping castle
Minister for Emergency Services Steve Whan has announced new increased penalties for for lighting a fire during a day of Total Fire Ban or leaving a fire burning unattended had doubled to $1,100. The penalty for failing to comply with a bush fire Hazard Reduction Notice has gone from $220 to $1,100. Mr Whan said “The misuse or inappropriate use of fire can place lives and even whole communities at risk. These tough new penalties will send a very strong message that the community will not tolerate this kind irresponsible behaviour. Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Notices are issued to ensure people effectively manage hazards on their land. “Failure to follow the conditions on a Hazard Reduction Notice can allow hazards to remain and, if a fire were to start, put lives and property at risk. “These new penalties are part of a raft of changes that also give increased fire investigation powers as well as the ability to remove people and vehicles from fire scenes,” Mr Whan said. “I urge everyone to familiarise themselves with these new penalties and use fire only appropriately and responsibly.” For more information or to download a Bush Fire Survival Plan to protect your property visit RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
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Online help for bush fire season NSW Minister for Emergency Services Steve Whan has urged residents living in bush fire prone areas around the state to try the RFS latest home fire danger assessment tool Mr Whan said the service is available online at the RFS website and is called the Bush Fire Household Risk Assessment Tool. “This is an important feature and will assist residents with assessing the level of bush fire risk to their property and help them prepare for bush fire season,” Mr Whan said. “The Bush Fire Household Risk Assessment Tool allows you to enter simple details about your property, such as the slope and vegetation. “It then calculates the level of risk to your property, whether it be from direct flame, radiant heat or ember attack, and provides valuable advice on how to reduce that risk,” he said. Mr Whan said the online tool also lets people assess their own ability to defend their home from bush fire. “By answering a few simple questions about your own preparation and your ability to defend your property, the tool can assist you in making the important decision of whether you will stay with your property and defend it during a fire. “The online tool gives people clear and simply advice, which can then be used to complete your Bush Fire Survival Plan. “It is vital that people do all they can to prepare for the coming hot summer days ahead of us, and I strongly urge all householders in fire prone areas to use this new tool to help them maketheir bush fire plans. The Household Risk Assessment Tool and Bush Fire Survival Plan is available at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
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