Mar 21 2017

By Georgia Holland


The NSW Rural Fire Service has declared an end to the Bush Fire Danger Period in the Monaro Team area effective from the 31st of March.

From Saturday 1st April, fire permits will no longer be required for the Area.

Residents must still notify their neighbours and the local fire control center a minimum 24 hours before burning.

Residents should also check whether they need a Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificate, and have sufficient equipment to control and contain the fire to their property.

The Rural Fire Service says the local community should not become complacent to the danger of bush fire once the danger period is officially over.

Mar 20 2017

By Georgia Holland


A new revolutionary snow making system will be installed at Selwyn Snow Resort for this years winter season.

The system enables snow to be made at Selwyn Snow Resort to an ambient temperature of 25 degrees.

The fully automated system will be the first of its type to be installed at any resort in New South Wales and will operate on the New Chum chairlift bowl.

General manager of Selwyn Snowy Resort Angela Murdoch says The Samson Industries Snowflake system produces 25 metric tons of snow every 24 hours.

Mar 20 2017

By Georgia Holland


On Saturday The Snowy Monaro Local Recue Committee decided to conduct a full Marine Search & Rescue Exercise on Lake Jindabyne.

In light of recent water related drownings in NSW the aim of the exercise was to test the control and coordination of emergency services.

The scenario they tested was a significant accident between two boats leading to multiple casualties, in the boats, in the water and missing.

In the scenario they also added the identification of Hazardous materials which required the intervention of Fire & Rescue NSW to render safe and perform decontamination of victims involved in the collision.

The exercise brought together Monaro LAC Police from Jindabyne and Cooma, a search coordinator from Police Marine Area Command, Ambulance, SES, Marine Rescue, Rural Fire Service and Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

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