Dural Rural Fire Brigade Beginning of The Bush Fire Danger Period

The Bush Fire Danger Period began on the 1st of October which means that now is a good time for everyone to create or review their Bush Fire Survival Plan. Despite the recent and forecast wet weather, conditions can change very quickly, and it is important to know exactly what you will do if a fire starts in your area. You can go to or to create your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Pile burns during the Bush Fire Danger Period RFS Fire Permits are also now required for all pile burns for the duration of the Bush Fire Danger Period. This means that to do a pile burn you will need:
• an Environmental Approval issued by Local Council and
• a RFS Fire Permit to conduct a pile burn.

You will also need to ensure that you notify your local RFS Fire Control Centre and your neighbours 24 hours before you plan to burn.

For more information on the rules that need to be followed visit

New Australian Fire Danger Rating System
The new Australian Fire Danger Rating System is now in effect across the country. The new system has rationalised the previous danger rating system from six levels to four levels of fire danger – Moderate, High, Extreme, and Catastrophic. It is important to check the daily fire danger ratings and understand the risk that comes with each level of fire danger.

Dural’s Fire Danger sign is located on the corner of Quarry Road and Old Northern Road.

For more information on the new Fire Danger System visit

Get Ready Weekend Dural participated in the RFS Get Ready Weekend on the 17th and 18th of September. Some of you may have seen us down at Dural Bunnings selling sausage sandwiches, showing people around one of our trucks, and talking to people about how to prepare for bush fires. Dural Brigade also undertook a number of individual property assessments in and around the Quarry Road and Carters Road for residents in bush fire risk locations to provide specific advice to residents on how they can prepare their property for a bush fire. Both the Bunnings BBQ and the inspections we greatly received.

New Dural brigade members
Dural had three new members pass their Bush Fire assessment last month and become full operational members and another aiming to complete the course later this month.

Joining the RFS is a great way give back to the community and meet like-minded people. If you want to know more you can visit