Fire Safety

Li’l Larikkins

Knowledge and understanding of bush fire preparedness and safety is important to know for those Australians living in bush fire risk areas and the Li’l Larikkins bush fire safety program assist teachers to deliver this content to primary school students.

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NSW Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on current bushfire warnings and bushfire safety resources visit

Bushfire survival plan

You need to make a Bushfire Survival Plan and prepare your property to give yourself, your family and your home the best chance of survival from a bushfire.
Prepare a bushfire survival plan

Bush Fire Survival Plan (PDF)

Prepare Your Property Checklist

There is a wide range of planning and preparation activities that you can undertake which will dramatically increase the chances of you, your family and your home surviving in the event of a bushfire.
Prepare Your Property Checklist


It is your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family and your home for the threat of bushfire. Your survival depends on your preparations, and the decisions you make.
Learn more about Prepare.Act.Survive.

Total Fire Bans

To reduce the risk of fires damaging or destroying life, property and the environment, the NSW RFS Commissioner may declare a Total Fire Ban for days of increased fire danger.
Learn more about Total Fire Bans and its rules.

Fire Danger Ratings

The Fire Danger Rating (FDR) is an assessment of the potential fire behaviour, the difficulty of suppressing a fire, and the potential impact on the community should a bushfire occur on a given day. The FDR is an early indicator of potential danger and should act as a trigger for action.
Learn more about the new Fire danger ratings, their recommended action and potential fire behaviour.

Bushfire Alerts

Bushfire Alerts are about getting messages to the community when there is a fire, using a wide range of mediums such as radio and television. They are contingent on the understanding that bushfires can threaten suddenly and without warning, and that the community must be prepared to take action regardless of whether they receive an official emergency warning.
Learn more about the new bushfire alerts.
Bushfire Alerts Factsheet (PDF)

Static Water Supply (SWS)

The Static Water Supply (SWS) program is aimed at identifying properties with a water supply such as dams, creeks or swimming pools that can be used for firefighting purposes.
Do you have a Static Water Supply and live in a bushfire-prone area? Find out more here.

Community Fire Units (CFUs)

If you live in an urban area close to bush land in NSW, there is a chance that your home could be impacted by a bushfire. You and your neighbours could benefit from becoming volunteer Community Fire Unit Members.
Community Fire Units (CFUs)

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