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4 Simple Steps

Preparing for a bush fire is easier than you think. It’s your responsibility to prepare yourself, your home and your family.

There are four simple steps to get ready for a bush fire:


what to do if a bush fire threatens your home.

NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that everyone in your home has a conversation about exactly what they’ll do in a bush fire. It should take just 20 minutes. Use our discussion guide. Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focused.


your home and get it ready for bush fire season.

Trim overhanging trees and shrubs. This can stop the fire spreading to your home.

Mow grass and remove the cuttings. Have a cleared area around your home.

Remove material that can burn around your home (e.g. Door mats, wood piles, mulch, leaves, paint, outdoor furniture).

Clear and remove all the debris and leaves from the gutters surrounding your home. Burning embers can set your home on fire.

Prepare a sturdy hose or hoses that will reach all around your home. Make sure you’ve got a reliable source of water.


the bush fire alert levels.


A fire has started. There is no immediate danger. Stay up to date in case the situation changes


There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action to protect you and your family.


An Emergency Warning is the highest level of Bush Fire Alert. You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delay now puts your life at risk.


all the bush fire information numbers, websites, and the smart phone app.

In an emergency call Triple Zero (000). For information on bush fires, call the Bush Fire Information Line 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)

NSW Rural Fire Service Website: Fire Danger Ratings:

'Hazards Near Me’ Free smartphone app on Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS

Local radio, local ABC 92.5FM or 702AM, TV, newspapers

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