Community Protection Plans
Community Protection Plans are another tool which can help you better understand the bush fire risk in your community, and how to prepare for it.
Community Protection Plans cover things such as:
- the level of bush fire threat to a community, such as a town or village
- options available to the community prior to and during the impact of bush fire
- access to the area, as well as ways people can leave in the event of a bush fire
- the current and proposed works, such as community engagement and hazard reduction, to help deal with the bush fire risk
- identifying important or 'at-risk' facilities such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes and child care centres.
The people in a community play an important role in developing a Community Protection Plan. Community meetings and workshops help explain the process, and give local community members a say in prioritising work.
The NSW RFS is establishing Community Protection Plans in many communities across the State. Not all areas will have a Community Protection Plan, nor will every area require one. Download the Community Protection Plan guideline.
If you would like to know more about Community Protection Plans, or enquire about the potential for a plan to be made in your area, email CommunityProtectionPlans@rfs.nsw.gov.au