Welcome to the
Waimea Rural Fire Authority
Current Regional Fire Danger : Moderate
Low risk permits are being issued through to Friday 5th February for lower risk sites.
At this stage we will not be issuing fire permits over Waitangi weekend 6th-8th Feb.
We still have a considerable amount of dry / dead grass (tag) in paddocks and on the hills that will carry a fire after a days sunshine. Be careful as in these conditions several days after rain can be our most dangerous if people let their guard down!
The Nelson Tasman region consists of a land area that
is over 1 Million Hectares.
Land use ranges from conservation National Parks,
vast commercial forestry areas, horticulture
including tree & pip fruit
industry, sheep beef & dairy farming to lifestyle properties.
environment consists of varying degrees of fire risk & hazard, which as proven
need focused fire management. The fire management needs of
this diverse environment are as
diverse as the environment itself ranging from
the forestry harvesting operations undertaken in
the steep back country to the
lifestyle farmer. Fire management within this environment is divided
the following areas: Reduction, Readiness, Response & Recovery.
To contact RFN: phone 5442441, FAX 5442651 or Email email@example.com