Fire season ends

MONDAY March 31 marked the end of one of the largest fire seasons in modern history across NSW and the NSW Rural Fire Service Association

(RFSA) issued a statement to thank the volunteers and staff of the NSW Rural Fire Service on behalf of the people of NSW.

The fire season commenced in early spring in the state’s north, had some respite over Christmas and then widespread activity in

in January coupled with deployments to assist in fire-fighting efforts in South Australia and Victoria.

Fire-fighting efforts of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) are set to continue across the state over coming months with hazard reduction work increasing.

The RFS said it is important for people to take this time to seek advice from the RFS as to how to prepare for the next fire season,

including undertaking hazard reduction around their own homes and properties.

The Autumn/Winter months are the time to undertake this work and not when a bush fire is encroaching on your home advised an RFS spokesperson.