Summer Holiday Fire Safety


Summer is here - and for many of us, that means holidays, travelling and time with the family.

Travelling in a bush fire areaUnfortunately, summer also brings an increased danger of fires so you need to take extra precautions to keep you and your family safe.

However you're planning on spending your summer holidays, and whether you're break is just for a day or for longer, we want it to be safe and incident free.

To help you, we've put together our top tips for staying safe this summer.

Share this information with your family and friends so that everyone gets home safely.



Know the Bush Fire Danger Rating
If you're hitting the road and travelling this summer, know the Bush Fire Danger Rating for the area you're travelling through or staying in. You should also check for any total fire bans in the area.
Keep an eye out for the roadside signs or check our Fire Danger Ratings page.


Stay up to date if there's a fire where you are
Fires can move quickly and catch people off-guard. If you're travelling, you may not be familiar with the area or with roads.
Check our Fires Near Me page for information on current fires, or get the Fires Near Me smartphone app.


Caravan and camping safety
If you're planning to enjoy the great outdoors while caravanning or camping, you need to take extra precautions, especially if you're using fire or cooking equipment.
Check our handy guide on caravan and camping safety.


Bushwalking safety
It's the perfect time of year to enjoy the Australian bush but it can be dangerous. Be aware of heat and the risk of fire.
Check our guide for bushwalkers.


Enjoy a barbie - but stay safe
If you're having a BBQ with your family or friends, play it safe. Before you light up, check the hoses and connections on gas BBQs for any leaks.
Our friends at FRNSW have tips on having a safe BBQ.

Remember - across the summer holidays it can also be a dangerous time on the roads. Slow down, take regular breaks, and don't drink and drive.

We want our volunteers to enjoy summer with their families, not yours at a road accident.