Where to obtain fire permits from Fire Rescue NSW

Fire Rescue NSW 202 Bourke Street
Fire Rescue NSW 202 Bourke Street

Fire permits can only be obtained in Glen Innes from the fire station in Bourke Street.

To conduct open burining in the town area, permits are required.

The NSW Fire and Rescue Station is currently not maned permanently, but appointments can be made by calling the business line on 6732 5379, where callers are transferred to the captain's mobile.

"Permits are required to burn any fire, tree cuttings, rubbish etc, under certain conditions as stated on the Permit," Glen Innes Fire Brigade Captain Earl Sharman said.

Before lighting residents must clear a two metre perimeter and have water on hand, and provide neighbours with 24 hours advance notice.

Persons who reside outside the town limits in country areas requiring permits are obliged to contact the Rural Fire Service at their new head quarters located at 100 Lambeth St.

"We would like to remind everyone to please limit the size of the pile to under two metres high.Toxic items such as car tyres, paint, plastics or treated timber cannot be burnt," Captain Sharman said.

Residents do not require a permit to operate small recreational camp fire or barbecue in the open when fuelled by gas or in a properly constructed barbecue.

"Permits must be kept on hand at the site and the person who sign's the permit to be in attendance at all time during the burn. Any Total Fire Ban that may exist will revoke any permit," Captain Sharman said.