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The NSW Rural Fire Service have created factsheets to help you prepare for bush fire season.
Below are some of the factsheets with information on bush fire safety, land management, home fire safety and farm fire safety.
Get Ready for a Bush Fire.(PDF, 2MB)
Prepare Your Home.(PDF, 697KB)
Emergency Bush Fire Information.(PDF, 607KB)
Four Simple Steps to Prepare for a Bush Fire.(PDF, 623KB)
Prepare Your Property.(PDF, 1MB)
For more information and other useful factsheets go to NSW Rural Fire Service website.
Bush Fire Survival Plan
Bring prepared and having a plan is important in bush fire season.
The NSW Rural Fire Service have a four-step process on their website to help create a bush fire safety plan.
Click here to go to the NSW Rural Fire Service website.
Neighbourhood Safer Places
Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) are places of last resort for people during a bush fire. It can be part of your contingency plan, for a time when your Bush Fire Survival Plan cannot be implemented or has failed. If there is a suitable NSP nearby, you should note it in your plan. An NSP is an identified building or space within the community that can provide a higher level of protection from the immediate life threatening effects of a bush fire. NSP’s still entail some risk, both in moving to them and while sheltering in them and cannot be considered completely safe. A NSP is a place of last resort in a bush fire emergency.
||Wymah Recreation Ground, Wymah Road, Bowna
||Community Hall, Howlong Road, Brocklesby
||Hall and Tennis Courts, Corner Bungowannah and Fergusons Road, Bungowannah
||Fire Station, 35 Urana Road, Burrumbuttock
||Culcairn Hall, Balfour Street, Culcairn
||Fire Station, Main Street, Gerogery
||Bicentennial Park, Olympic Highway, Henty
||Sporting Complex, Bowler Street, Holbrook
||Recreation Ground, Dight Street, Jindera
||Jingellic Oval, River Road, Jingellic
||Fire Station, Browngrigg Street, Morven
||Sportsground, Billabong Street, Walbundrie
||Sportsground, William Street, Walla Walla
||Hall and Tennis Courts, Murray Street, Woomargama
Kids Activity Books
While you prepare your Bush Fire Survival Plan, get the kids thinking about fire safety by completing the NSW Rural Fire Service Kids Activity Books. There are two books to choose from, the NSW Rural Fire Service Activity Book for Kids(PDF, 2MB) and the NSW Rural Fire Service Activity Book for 5 - 8 year olds(PDF, 2MB).
Notification of your Planned Burn
If you are planning to burn on your property, you need to let the Rural Fire Service know before you light up. Notifying them of your planned burn can help reduce unnecessary emergency calls.
You also need to let your neighbours know at least one day ahead.
You can find the form to notify the Rural Fire Service about your burn on their website.
NSW Rural Fire Service New Icons for Bush Fires in NSW - Media Release
Click here to read the NSW Rural Fire Service New Icons for Bush Fires in NSW(PDF, 287KB) media release.
NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Permits to return to the NSW Southern Border from 1 November 2021 - Media Release
Click here to read the NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Permits to return to the NSW Southern Border from 1 November(PDF, 326KB) media release.
For more information on preparing for bush fire season, protecting your property, current total fire bans or general bush fire related information call the Bush Fire Information Line T: 1800 679 737 or visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website.