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Bush Fire Information Line

1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)

The Bush Fire Information Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is one method which is used by the NSW Rural Fire Service to provide information to members of the public.

The number goes through an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system which gives callers options for recorded information on:

  • Major Fires,
  • Total Fire Bans,
  • Protecting Your Property,
  • Development Control, and
  • Volunteering.

There is an ability for people to escalate to an Operator if they require further assistance.

The Bush Fire Information Line is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Call Takers in the State Operations Centre and additional Call Takers can be sourced within the NSW RFS State Headquarters to assist in Call Taking during Major Incidents.

Incident information contained on the IVR and delivered by Call Takers comes from vetted information sourced through local Incident Control Centres, other agencies and members of the public and is updated regularly.

Should the level of incoming calls exceed the capacity of the Bush Fire Information Line additional assistance is provided by the NSW Police through the Public Information and Inquiry Centre (PIIC).

If members of the public would like additional information on the Bush Fire Information Line or would like to report an issue or concern please use our feedback form or email rfs@rfs.nsw.gov.au.

 

Bush fire Information for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Impaired

  • If you National Relay Serviceare deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service 
  • TTY users phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 679 737
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 679 737
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 1800 679 737
  • To report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106.

 


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