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for updated bushfire information in Queensland see

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) facebook site at

http://www.facebook.com/QldFireandRescueService

Current Bushfire incidents in Queensland

http://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.html

 

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) is the volunteer arm of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) and is part of the larger Department of Community Safety, during times of heightened bushfire activity their site provides information on current fires and community safety messages, as volunteers they always needs support.

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service facebook page https://www.facebook.com/QldFireandRescueService

also has information and conversations about significant fire activity.

stay safe and be prepared

 

FIRE-Recording Available: The Thomas Wolfe Memorial 15 Years Later

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In July 1998, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville, NC, suffered a devastating fire at the hands of an arsonist. Nearly 15 years later, the organization serves as a fantastic case study in a cultural institution’s recovery after disaster. Martha Battle Jackson, chief curator for North Carolina’s Division of State Historic Sites and Properties, discussed the lessons that can be learned from this disaster and the organization’s six-year road to recovery.

 http://www.connectingtocollections.org/thomaswolfefire/

and further advice at

http://www.heritagepreservation.org/emergency/resource/fire.html

NSW BUSHFIRES

OCTOBER 2013

This week’s tragic fires in NSW Blue Mountains and Lithgow region threatened the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Lithgow Mine Museum.

more information at

visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/visual-arts/cultural-assets-under-threat-of-fires-197054

Suspicious fire in Mt Isa's former Frank Aston Underground Museum

A ROCK mechanic engineer from Glencore Xstrata had to be called to help fire crews extinguish a suspicious fire in the city's former Frank Aston Underground Museum on Saturday afternoon November 9, 2013.

to read more see

http://www.northweststar.com.au/story/1899083/fire-fight/?cs=12

the bushfire season is well upon us....


QLD Fire Weather Warning

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast forecast districts

Issued Sunday 26 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends along the Queensland coast. A surface trough is expected to move into the west of the state tomorrow and move east, reaching the southeastern interior by the late afternoon and evening. Severe Fire Dangers in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district are expected to continue for the remainder of today. Hot temperatures combined with dry, fresh and gusty winds are expected to cause Extreme Fire Dangers in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district tomorrow and Severe Fire Dangers in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast districts tomorrow.

For the rest of Sunday 26 October:

Severe Fire Danger in the following forecast district:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt

For Monday 27 October:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district:
Darling Downs and Granite Belt

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable, uncontrollable and fast-moving.

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that fires may be unpredictable, uncontrollable and fast-moving.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises you to:

Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
Monitor the fire and weather situation in any way you can through www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au, television or radio.
Call Triple Zero if you see a fire.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that if you are in an area of Extreme Fire Danger:

Leaving is the only option for your survival.
If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day.
A well prepared and well constructed home may not be safe.

The Rural Fire Service Queensland advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger:

Leaving is the safest option for your survival.
If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day.
Only stay if your home is well prepared and well constructed and you can actively defend it.
Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your property - if in doubt, leave early.

For information on Fire Bans and how to Prepare. Act. Survive. Visit the Rural Fire Service web page at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or call the hotline on 1800 020 440.




 

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To: RIM Professionals Australasia_listserv
Subject: [rimp_list] RIMPA: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

 

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