This section of the website is dedicated to providing a wide range of bush fire related information for members of the community in the Blue Mountains district.
This includes advice for residents in bushland suburbs, farmers, landholders and residents with holiday homes. It details how the RFS can help you to plan for and prepare your property from bush fire, and information on hazard reduction.
Residents building in bush fire prone land can also download forms and seek advice relating to this.
This section also contains useful resources for students and teachers, including publications relating to bush fire and the historical and environmental role of fire in Australia.
It is your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family and your home for the threat of bush fire. You need to act decisively in accordance with your Bush Fire Survival Plan when bush fires threaten. Your survival depends on your preparations, and the decisions you make.
FireWise communities experience fewer fires and fewer fire-related deaths, injuries and property losses. For those people living in bush fire prone areas, it is imperative to understand the risks of bush fire, make preparations accordingly, and be Bush FireWise. Deciding to Stay and Defend, or Leave Early is a critical decision as most people who die in bush fires die as a result of unplanned last-minute relocations or evacuations.
The Bush Fire Household Assessment Tool is provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service to help you to assess your household's level of risk from a bush fire and make informed decisions about the safety of your household.
Every home must have a Bush Fire Survival Plan encompassing the decision to either "Leave Early" or to "Stay and Defend" to ensure that you are prepared and know what to do in the event of a bush fire.
Everyone's Bush Fire Survival Plan will be different and needs to reflect individuals situations and circumstances.
Remember once you have completed your plan you need to ensure your property is properly prepared regardless of your decision to "Leave Early" or to "Stay and Defend".
The Fire Danger Rating warns of the level of bush fire threat on any given day, based on the forecast weather conditions. It is an early indicator of the potential danger, should a bush fire start.
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