The Bush Fire Danger Period endeded on the 30th of April 2019, you no longer require a permit to light a fire in the open. 
But before you light that fire
  • You must still give all your neighbours and Fire Control (6663 0000 Mon - Fri 09:00 to 16:00) 24 hrs notice.
  • If you need advice please contact Larnook Brigade.
  • Make sure you have a plan of what you want to do
  • Have tools and water at hand
  • Have someone to help you

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The Bushfire Danger Period
Larnook Brigade forms part of the Northern Rivers Zone which incorporates the Local Government Areas of Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley. Fires in these three areas are managed and controlled by the Fire Control Center located at Casino.
During the Fire Danger Period a person lighting a fire in the open must have a permit authorising the burn; this permit will be issued by a Permit Issuing Officer from your local Fire Brigade.

Fire Permits
Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans
Bush fire danger ratings are issued during the bush fire danger period.

Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the consequences of a fire, if one was to start. The higher the fire danger, the more dangerous the conditions. You should use the Fire Danger Ratings as a trigger to take action.

Bush fires are more likely to spread and cause damage on days when the weather is very hot, dry and windy. These are usually on Very High to Extreme fire days.
To reduce the risk of fires damaging or destroying life, property and the environment the NSW RFS Commissioner may declare a Total Fire Ban (TOBAN). In a Total Fire Ban no fire may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended. This includes incinerators and barbecues (BBQ) which burn solid fuel, e.g. wood, charcoal or heat beads. No general purpose welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting can be done in the open.

Are you living in Bushfire prone land?
Bush fire is a major challenge for the community. It has been a natural part of our landscape for thousands of years and remains an ever-present threat. All developments on land that is designated as bush fire prone have a legal obligation to consider bush fire and meet the requirements of Planning for Bush Fire Protection 2006 and AS3959 – 2009.
Where can I find out more?
If you are a resident looking to build or renovate, a business with some questions or looking to make some changes, or an industry professional who just wants a bit of guidance, check out our useful guide which will point you in the right direction.

Kiln fully assembled

Biochar Kiln
This is the Biochar TLUD kiln shown at the Open Day.
If you would like to learn how to make one follow the link.
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Fire danger rating

The Bushfire Danger Period has started

A Fire Permit to burn is now required

Learn more about Fire Permits
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If you require a permit to burn in the Larnook/Rock Valley area, please contact one of our Permit Issuing Officers. 

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Understanding the Fire Danger Rating

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Total Fire Ban Rules
What you can and can not do when a TOBAN has been declared
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Check the fire danger rating for your area.

    Our Web page

Welcome to Larnook Brigade's web page.
We are hoping it will assist in finding relevant information.

We can not take responsibility for the information presented as it is generated from outside sources. but it is presented in the hope you may find it useful.

If you have ideas on how to improve this web page or information that could be added please contact us through the
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Plan and prepare

Do you feel your property could be at risk of fires?
Do fires concern you?
Would you like to know where and how to start?
Talk to us, we can help.

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The AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program is a free, one-off service which supports some of our most at-risk community members.

The program helps people live more safely and confidently in their home in areas where bush fires may occur.
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Rock Valley Hall

Neighbourhood Safe Place

The Rock Valley Hall has been nominated as a Safe Place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.

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glen_peter_ginoWould you like to join Larnook Brigade?

Why don't you come to one of our monthly meetings, have a cuppa and meet the members? Being part of the Brigade does not mean you have to be in the fire line, there are many roles in the RFS.

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