Do you have Bushfire Survival Plan?
You don’t have to live in the country to be at risk of fire. If you live near areas that have significant bush, forest, long grass, or coastal scrub, then you need to plan ahead for the fire season.
It’s a fact. If you and your home are well prepared, you stand a better chance of surviving a bushfire. Join with everyone else in ensuring that your home and family are protected by following the Four Simple Steps to getting ready for a bushfire.
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) have four simple steps to get ready for a bushfire.
There are the equivalent steps and advice for all Australian states and territories. If you're not in NSW, you can visit your local country / rural fire service website for more information by following the links at the bottom of this page.
DISCUSS WHAT TO DO IF A BUSHFIRE THREATENS YOUR HOME
Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focused.
PREPARE YOUR HOME AND GET IT READY FOR BUSHFIRE SEASON
There are simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for a bushfire, like keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around your home.
KNOW THE BUSHFIRE ALERT LEVELS
If you're in NSW and there is a fire in your area you will find its alert level on the NSW RFS website and in the ‘Fires Near Me’ app. You need to keep track of the alert level so you know what you should do.
KEEP ALL THE BUSHFIRE INFORMATION NUMBERS, WEBSITES AND THE SMARTPHONE APP
In a bushfire, it’s important that you stay up to date on conditions in your area.
It’s a fact. If you and your home are well prepared, you stand a better chance of surviving a bushfire.
"Getting ready for a bush fire is easier than you think. By taking 20 minutes with your family to discuss what you’ll do during a fire, you could save their lives, as well as your home."
- NSW Rural Fire Service
Visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au for more information and to download resources to make your bushfire survival plan today. For all other Australian states and territories, please see the links below.
REMEMBER! In an emergency, always dial triple zero (000)
NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
VIC Country Fire Authority (CFA) www.cfa.vic.gov.au
QLD Rural Fire Service (RFS) www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au
SA Country Fire Service (CFS) www.cfs.sa.gov.au
TAS Fire Service (TFS) www.fire.tas.gov.au
WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) www.dfes.wa.gov.au
NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) www.pfes.nt.gov.au
Please note: Bushfire safety information that is provided on our website has been sourced from various sources, including Australian state and federal government departments and emergency services, including state/territory country and rural fire service websites and publications.
Bushfire safety information provided on this website is to be used as a general guide only and we encourage you to refer to your local state/territory emergency and bushfire services for the most accurate, up to date and applicable advice for your local area.