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The current fire danger rating is important to know because on days of an ‘Extreme’ or ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger you may be required to do something for your own safety.
It is important to remember that although your home may not be mapped as being in a bushfire prone area, you may be required to travel through fire prone areas. On hot, dry and windy days, please make a point of checking the fire danger rating, especially if you are travelling through a fire prone area.
Have you made a Bushfire Survival Plan?
A Bush Fire Survival Plan can help you make important decisions about what to do during a fire - like when to leave, what to take and what to do with animals.
Fact is, many people have died during bush fires because they've left their decisions to the last moment.
Be sure to fill out the Bushfire Survival Plan and ensure everyone in your household knows what to do in a bushfire emergency.
For more information and to download a Bushfire Survival Plan, see:
If a fire event was to occur in your area, do you expect to be told when to leave?
Be aware of current bushfire alert levels and leave early.
It is recommended that you keep aware of what is happening in your area via local radio, social media, apps, and emergency service websites. A comprehensive list of ways to stay up to date can be found at the following link:
Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) are places of last resort for people in bushfire emergencies only.
A list of Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) for the entire state can be found on the RFS website. The sites within the Wingecarribee Shire can be found here:
A NSP is an identified building or space within the community that can provide a higher level of protection from the immediate life threatening effects of a bushfire. NSP still entail some risk, both in moving to them and while sheltering in them and cannot be considered completely safe. They should be considered as a place of last resort.
The following limitations apply to NSPs: