Inappropriate use of fire can endanger lives, property and the environment. Every year, a significant number of fires have damaging impacts on peoples’ lives and the environment. You can help avoid this by following some basic guidelines and obtaining the correct approvals
These guidelines are intended for use by private landholders who have been issued with a Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificate by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS). They detail the key considerations and general principles for undertaking low intensity bush fire hazard reduction burning.
Bush Fires are more likely to spread and cause damage on days when the weather is very hot, dry and windy. These are very high to extreme Fire days. Total Fire Bans are declared on these days to reduce the risk of fires damaging or destroying life, property and the environment..
These standards explain how to safely conduct a pile burn and give due consideration to the effects of the pile burn on the environment.
Bush Fire Household Assessment
The Bush Fire Household Assessment Tool is provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service to help you to assess your household's level of risk from a bush fire and make informed decisions about the safety of your household.
Bush Fire Survival Plan
Every home must have a Bush Fire Survival Plan encompassing the decision to either "Leave Early" or to "Stay and Defend" to ensure that you are prepared and know what to do in the event of a bush fire. Everyone's Bush Fire Survival Plan will be different and needs to reflect individuals situations and circumstances. Remember once you have completed your plan you need to ensure your property is properly prepared regardless of your decision to "Leave Early" or to "Stay and Defend".