Published Date: 19 Mar 2020
The NSW Rural Fire Service, like many organisations, is making some adjustments to the way we operate due to COVID-19.
We want to assure you that there's no change to our core service - providing fire and emergency services to the community when needed.
However, some changes have been made to protect the health and wellbeing of our people, as well as the community.
Restrictions on visits to NSW RFS facilities
There are restrictions in place at NSW RFS facilities. This includes Fire Control Centres, office locations and brigade stations.
Only essential visitors can attend these facilities, unless it's an emergency. When an essential visitor (including our own members) visit a location, they must record their attendance.
If you’re feeling unwell, we ask that you do not attend.
Some services are limited
We are restricting non-essential events and activities in the community. This includes school visits and our AIDER (Assist Infirm Disabled and Elderly Residents) program.
We’re constantly reviewing and assessing all of our events and appreciate your understanding as we consider the safety of our members, and your safety.
Follow the advice of authorities
It’s important that you continue to monitor official advice, including from NSW Health.
Our members should follow the rules around social distancing wherever possible - and we encourage the community to do so as well.
We also encourage you download the COVID Safe Application on your phone.
In the meantime, please stay safe and look out for one another during this challenging time.
Updated 13 May 2020