A whole new system of assessing dangerous fire conditions for harvesting is being introduced by the NSW Rural Fire Service, giving farmers on-farm responsibility to decide on fire risks.
The spring 2017 and summer 2017‒18 bushfire season has been tipped as high risk over most of Australia, due to climatic conditions in the last six months. If your business operates near bushland or trees your premises and staff are at risk from a bushfire outbreak. The time to prepare is right now.
Tinderbox conditions across the country were top of the agenda at the Australian Fire Authorities Council emergency management conference held in Sydney 4‒6 September.
Updated 28 March, 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is due to hit the mainland of North Queensland at 2:00pm, remaining a category three system over land for the next eighteen hours.
14 March, 2017 The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds for residents and businesses across New South Wales.
You’re probably well prepared for the everyday mishaps that can interrupt work on the farm. A bit of rain, malfunctioning equipment, illness – you’re prepared for it all.
New South Wales faced unprecedented temperatures this past weekend, with 'catastrophic' fire conditions described as the worst in the state's history.
According to the NSW Rural Fire Service, communities in the Upper Hunter, Central Ranges and Upper Central West Plains have been particularly at risk. A number of properties have reportedly been destroyed by bush fires, and a large uncontained...
Summer is upon us and the bushfire risk is set to soar in several states across Australia.
An estimated 1.75 million blocks of land across Australia face bushfire risk, according to data released by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). Worse still there’s a danger that a high proportion of these properties may be underinsured – leaving landowners potentially facing dire financial consequences in the event of a loss.