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For The Community

This section of the website is dedicated to providing a wide range of bush fire related information for members of the community.

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.


Are you Prepared to Survive?

Being prepared this bush fire season is an important part of protecting your family and home from the impacts of bush fires. A key to being prepared is to understand the level of bush fire risk you and your property are exposed to and the ways you can reduce this risk.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has developed the following stepped process that ensures your Bush Fire Survival Plan is appropriate for your circumstances. By clicking on the applicable text box below you will access the relevant tools and documents for each step.

Step 1


Household Assessment Tool


Step 2


Bush Fire Survival Plan


Step 3


Prepare Your Property Checklist


Step 4


Recovery After a Fire


Other documents that you will find of use when preparing your family, home and property for bush fire include:

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