Rural Fire Brigade

10/10/2014: Daphne Elsley

After many years of waiting the Mt Nebo Fire Station has finally gained a home and building. Much work still to be done to fit-out and finalize the grounds. The Brigade is compiling a list of items still required to complete the build – mainly office equipment, floor coverings, kitchen items, concrete apron (out front), stairs inside, solar panels. If you are able to donate (goods, time, expertise, money) please contact the brigade via email mtneborfb@gmail.com.

The Mt Nebo Brigade Area covers both Mountains with the service being provided by volunteers (Community members of the Mountains). If you are interested in joining the brigade we are always looking for members. For further information contact First Officer Terry Bradford 3289 8181 or Secretary Daphne Elsley 3289 8319 or email mtneborfb@gmail.com

Bushfire Hazard Reduction Burn – Barbara Kelly Reserve and Forestry Roadside - 10/08/2017

Moreton Bay Regional Council have advised that, weather conditions permitting, they plan to conduct this Hazard Reduction Burn on Thursday 10th August.  Activities are likely to start about 0930 and be completed by 1500 with a watch kept on the area thereafter.  In addition to the MRBC personnel, a unit from the Mount Nebo RFB will be in attendance.

Preparation work has been undertaken prior to the burn to clear around significant logs and habitat trees and a careful watch will be taken during the burn to assure their survival.

The planned burn is required to reduce the volume of forest litter fuel, thereby reducing potential bush fire hazards.  Equally important, burns at this time of the year being “cool burns” have proven to be most effective in providing the conditions essential for native plant species regeneration, as demonstrated to great effect by Aboriginal fire management teams in northern Queensland.

The burn site will cover approximately two hectares and a map of the proposed burn area can be found at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/plannedburns.

MBRC advise that if further information is required, residents are encouraged to contact the council’s Fire Management Officer, Bruce Bunkum, on 07 3205 0555.