During December 2008 twenty three residents from sixteen properties in The Ironbarks, The Grange, The Vines and The Briars participated in some basic training in the use of our firefighting equipment. This involved rolling out hose, connecting it to & using the portable pumps by drafting water from a dam near the BBQ area. It is intended to use the equipment to protect our homes by drafting water from residents swimming pools and water tanks should the situation arise when homes are threatened by fire. A map has been compiled indicating where dams, swimming pools and water tanks are located in the estate. Each of the trained residents has been given a copy of the map, a list of all trained members with contact details and location of the four pumps and six cabinets.
Should any other resident wish to become involved they should call John Davis on 4677-0659 .
The NSW Rural Fire Service Bush FireWise Action plan involves taking preventative measures well in advance to protect your property, and ensuring everyone in the family understands their roles should a bushfire approach. For more information visit our Planning and Survival page.
What happened in Nangarin in September 2006 is summarized in the following slide-show, and hence a good reason why should you follow the NSW Rural Fire Service guidelines in order to prevent such an occurrence happening again at Nangarin.
The Wollondilly Local Government Area, by the very nature of the environment poses fire risks to all residents. Unfortunately during 2006, our Community felt the full force of a local bushfire which came from the Lakesland area fuelled by a strong westerly wind. One house was totally destroyed, but in the true community spirit that is Nangarin, residents rallied and prevented any further loss.Whilst there are a number of ongoing projects to prevent a re-occurrence, it is important that residents are aware of the risks and strategies available to protect our community. This is an ongoing concern and the committee is focused on ensuring this estate provides the best possible protection with a structured fire management plan and the acquisition of local appliances.
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