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Get Ready Weekend

This year, Get Ready Weekend is on September 11 and 12.

Your local NSW RFS Brigade is here to help you get ready. NSW RFS brigades will be reaching out to their local communities via social media and other online means.

There are three ways you can get involved this Get Ready Weekend:

  1. Check for activities in your area. Many of our brigades are holding events online or follow the NSW RFS on Facebook.
  2. Find out the bush fire risk in your area, and do the top five actions to make your home safer
  3. Make your bush fire survival plan for the coming fire season, and discuss it with your family

Your local RFS brigade will help you be prepared for fire season via:

  • Online Meetings
  • Social Media campaigns
  • Other contactless activities


KNOW YOUR RISK

Understanding the risk of bush fire in your area is the first step. There is a heightened danger of grass fires this season.

Contact your local NSW RFS Brigade to find out more about the bush fire risk in your area.

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS

There are four simple steps to get ready for a bush fire:

Step 1 Discuss

DISCUSS

STEP 1
DISCUSS WHAT TO DO IF A BUSH FIRE THREATENS YOUR HOME

Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focussed.

Step 2 Prepare

PREPARE

STEP 2
PREPARE YOUR HOME AND GET IT READY FOR BUSH FIRE SEASON

There are simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for a bush fire, like keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around your home.

Download the Step 2 checklist (PDF, 595.5 KB).

Step 3 Know

KNOW

STEP 3
KNOW THE BUSH FIRE ALERT LEVELS

If there is a fire in your area you will find its alert level on the NSW RFS website and in the ‘Fires Near Me’ app. You need to keep track of the alert level so you know what you should do.

Download Step 3 (PDF, 166.1 KB).

Step 4 Keep

KEEP

STEP 4
KEEP ALL THE BUSH FIRE INFORMATION NUMBERS, WEBSITES AND THE SMARTPHONE APP

In a bush fire, it’s important that you stay up to date on conditions in your area.

Download Step 4 (PDF, 219.1 KB).

Get Ready now

It takes 5 minutes to improve or make a plan that will give your property, your family and yourself the best chance of survival should you be threatened by a bush fire.

Take the first step in preparing for bush fire, visit myfireplan.com.au