Prepare Plan Survive
For current fire ban information and understanding the NEW Fire Danger Rating Index please visit the CFS website: www.cfs.org.au
in Mount Barker and the Adelaide Hills
On behalf of Mount Barker District Council I thank you for taking the initiative to seek further information in relation to Fire Prevention.
Fire prevention is an important topic throughout Mount Barker and the Adelaide Hills area and we would like to provide you with the knowledge to implement safety measures to protect your family, animals, property and others that surround you.
Mount Barker District Council has both a moral and legal obligation to encourage all ratepayers and residents to undertake necessary and timely fire prevention measures before and during each Fire Danger Season and preferably without any need for enforcement action by Council.
If you are interested in joining the CFS, local brigades are always looking for new members or helpers to assist the community in times of need.
For more information on Bushfire Prevention download the brochure below or collect a hard copy from Council.
A lot of the information on Council’s Website was sourced from the South Australian Country Fire Service. The CFS Website contains multitudes of information and advice that may be of further assistance, check it out at www.cfs.sa.gov.au
I hope that you find this section of Council’s Website interesting and informative and if you have any questions or require further information please feel free to contact me on 8391 7200 and remember to Prepare.Act.Survive.
Fire Prevention Officer
Fire Danger Season Dates & Total Fire Bans
The entirety of the Mount Barker District Council area falls into the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Ban District.
The Fire Danger Season in the AdelaideMount Lofty Ranges commences on 1 December and concludes on 30 April (inclusive). These dates are declared after consideration of recommendations from the Region One Bushfire Prevention Committee and are subject to change.
Fire restrictions under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 apply during the dates of the Fire Danger Season.
The only exception to the above Fire Danger Season dates for Mount Barker District Council is the Township of Callington (only) which falls under SACFS Region 3 (Murraylands and Riverland District) which commences on 15 November and conclude on 15 April (inclusive) These dates are declared after consideration of recommendations from the Region Three Bushfire Management Committee and are subject to change.
These restrictions apply to everyone, not just those living in high bushfire risk areas.
To find out if a Total Fire Ban has been declared for today, click on the link below where a map of the affected fire ban districts will be displayed: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings.jsp
You can also contact the CFS Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.
Fire Restrictions: What can I do?
Once the Fire Danger Season has begun there are strict controls on the lighting of fires and the use of certain tools in the open. The restrictions remain in place until the end of the Fire Danger Season.
To find out what you can do and what you can’t do during the Fire Danger Season and on a Total Fire Ban day, click on the link below:
Mount Barker District Council has totally prohibited the use of incinerators and open fires for waste disposal on domestic premises that are in township areas throughout the District.