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RSS Feeds

RSS Feed IconRSS feeds allow you to receive updates from the NSW Rural Fire Service, including summaries and web content with links to the full article on the NSW Rural Fire Service website.

RSS feed information should be used in conjunction with primary communication sources, such as radio and tv reports, and common sense when evaluating your personal safety.

For current information about Fire Safety and Fire Update messages please visit the RFS website regularly at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au


Major Fire Updates Feed

This feed contains a summary update for major fires burning in New South Wales. Click through from the feed to the RFS website for full details of the update.
 
 RSS/XML  http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/feeds/Major-Fire-Updates.xml


Current Incidents Feed (GeoRSS)

This feed contains a list of current incidents from the NSW Rural Fire Service, and includes GeoRSS data and Major Fire Update summary information where available. Click through from the feed to the RFS website for full details of the update.
 
 RSS/XML  http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/feeds/majorIncidents.xml


Disclaimer

While care is taken to ensure accuracy, the NSW Rural Fire Service cannot guarantee that information contained in RSS feeds is correct and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use.

Although every care is taken to ensure that all information in the NSW Rural Fire Service web site is accurate and up to date, NSW Rural Fire Service cannot accept any responsibility for mistakes or omissions.  Incident spatial location (burnt area and fire origin) update times may differ from the update time of incident details.  The location of mapped incidents may be placed in the centre of the Local Government Area (LGA) until accurate spatial information is available. These incidents are titled Incident Name (Unmapped Incident).  The geographic coordinate system for the feed is World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84).  Incident information is updated every 30 minutes.

We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of NSW Rural Fire Service content.

 


What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is an easy way to receive updates and news from websites. RSS feeds provide web content or summaries of web content together with links to the full versions of the content.

RSS allows you to see when sites from all over the Internet have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and articles (or even audio files, photographs or video) in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day.

 

How to Use RSS Feeds 

NSW Rural Fire Service RSS feeds, are available from the addresses listed above and can be read in a program called a newsreader or aggregator.

There is a range of different newsreaders available and new versions are appearing all the time. Different newsreaders work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.

Once you have downloaded and installed a reader, follow its instructions for adding new channels.

 

RSS Newsreaders 

Try a quick search for "RSS newsreader" or visit the Google RSS directory.  

Using NSW Rural Fire Service RSS Feeds
 

Feed Updates

Please make sure that your reader is configured to look for updates according to your need.  If there are fires you need to monitor in your area, once an hour should be more than sufficient. Our Major Fire Updates feeds are updated as required, so refreshing your browser will obtain the latest feed. When you are not using the feed information, changing your settings to look for changes less frequently is suggested.

Using NSW Rural Fire Service RSS Feeds on your website
 

If you run your own website, you can use RSS feeds to display the latest information from other websites on your site. We encourage the use of NSW Rural Fire Service RSS feeds as part of a website for non-commercial purposes.

However, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when NSW Rural Fire Service content appears. The attribution text should read "NSW Rural Fire Service" or "NSW RFS" as appropriate, and link back to the NSW Rural Fire Service homepage (http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au).

You may not use the NSW Rural Fire Service logo.

We also require that you preserve feed item links back to the NSW Rural Fire Service website.

Please contact us if you would like to display NSW Rural Fire Service feeds on your commercial website.

 

Feedback 

This is a pilot service and we would be grateful for your feedback. Please provide suggestions for improving the quality of this service through our contact page.

You can also follow the RFS Online team for updates on twitter.

 


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