Lots of burning took place over the Shoalhaven over the long weekend as residents made the most of the conditions.
Acting Shoalhaven Rural Fire Service District Manager, Michael Gray, was happy to report that there were no major bushfire incidents.
However, it was a busy start to the burn-off season.
"We had a lot of people ringing in and they were doing the right thing," Mr Gray said.
He added the many Triple O calls were received over the weekend.
Mr Gray explains that calls, once again, came from people wanting to do the right thing after seeing or smelling smoke in their vicinity.
However, sometimes the call is not warranted.
"If people see unattended fire then we ask them to phone it in," Mr Gray.
Often the RFS can use its database and contact the person in the area where smoke has been sighted or smelt to see if everything is under control.
While they are happy to take calls when people want to notify them of their intent to burn, the Shoalhaven RFS wants to remind people that can also go online to put in an intent to burn here.
The RFS is planning to do some hazard reduction burns and working with other agencies on this program.
Community members will receive notification of when the hazard reduction burns will take place.
RFS mitigation teams are also getting out and maintaining fire trails and the like.
Meanwhile, Mr Gray, previously, said preparation and being aware of the weather conditions were other important guidelines.
"You do not light a fire when it's blowing a gale for example," Mr Gray said.
"If people are not sure about what to do they can ask us or someone from their local station."
He knows in general that people want to do the right thing.
A responsible adult, access to water, burning small piles and making sure you are not burning below a hazard are some of the simple but important steps.
Mr Gray said the RFS encourages people to clean up around their properties but added "people must think before they burn".
He added fires, even when it's not in the bushfire danger period, can still get out of hand.
The RFS has loads of information available to residents - click here for a safe burning guideline.
Meanwhile, people living in urban areas, like Ulladulla or Nowra, need to contact Fire and Rescue NSW as fire permits are required all year round in built-up areas.