Bush Fire Safety information


The information on this page has been compilied for quick reference. Please don't consider it as the definitive source.

If you have a link to other information that you feel should be included in this page please email it to: askrozbluemountains@gmail.com

Mayor's Comment

Comment by Mayor Mark Greenwell

DONATE - Support for firefighter families

The NSW RFS has created a dedicated bank account to collect donations for the families of two volunteer firefighters who were tragically killed while on duty at the Green Wattle Creek fire. 

On the evening of Thursday 19 December 2019, two volunteer firefighters were tragically killed while on duty at the Green Wattle Creek fireground, near Buxton in south western Sydney. CLICK HERE for more information

Fire Updates

• NSW Fire Services Major Fire Updates
• NSW Fire Services Media Releases 
• RFS Incident Details
• NSW RFS - Twitter
• Blue Mountains RFS - Live Audio Feed Web Player 
• Hawkesbury RFS - Live Audio Feed Web Player
• Blue Mountans Firewatch and Recovery - Community FB Page

Bush Fire Information Line 1800 679 737


• NSW Fire Services
• NSW Fire Services - Fired Danger Ratings and Fire Bans


• ArcGIS NSW Fire Map - NSW Fire Map
• Blue Mountains Air Quality
• BMCC eMapping
• DEA hotspots
• Fires Near Me
• Lightning strike map
• Sentinel Hotspots
• Windy 

RFS Facebook Pages

 Blackheath/Mt Victoria Rural Fire Brigade
• Blaxland Rural Fire Brigade
• Glenbrook/Lapstone Rural Fire Brigade
• Hawkesbury District
• Hazelbrook RFS 
• Kanimbla RFS 
• Katoomba/Leura Rural Fire Brigade 
• Lawson Rural Fire Brigade 
 Linden Rural Fire Brigade
• Medlow Bath Rural Fire Brigade
• Rural Fire Service - Chifley/Lithgow Team 
• Fire and Rescue NSW Station 445 Springwood 
• Warrimoo Bushfire Brigade 
• Wentworth Falls Rural Fire Brigade
• Winmalee Rural Fire Service 
• Woodford Rural Fire Brigade 

• RFS Blue Mountains District

Community Facebook pages

Some pages require you to apply to join

• Blackheath Community Blue Mountains NSW
• Blue Mountains Alerts
• Blue Mountains Community Safety Watch
• Blue Mountans Firewatch and Recovery
• Faulconbridge neighbours 
• Hazelbrook Happenings 
• Lower Blue Mountains Discussion
• Woodford Whispers | Blue Mountains

Other Facebook Pages

 Australian Bushfire Building Conference & Community Day 
• Blue Mountains Police Area Command 
• Blue Mountains Community Safety Page 
• Blue Mountains Fire Watch 
• Blue Mountains Police Area Command 
• Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC 
• Bushfire Safety Awareness Facebook Page 
• Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons 
• Fire and Rescue NSW Bushfire Section 
• Fire & Rescue NSW Fire Tankers & 4X4's
• NSW RFS - Hawkesbury District 


• Animal Ready Community  
• Fire Evacuation Pet Assistance NSW


• Assistance for Afirmed, Disabled and Elderly 
• Bush Fire Myths 
• Fact sheets 
• Fire Danger Ratings 
• Leaving Early 
• Neighbourhood Safer Places
• Places of last resort 
• Prepare Your Home
• Prepare yourself and family
• Simple Steps for making your Bush Fire Survival Plan
• Staying and Defending  
• Total Fire Ban rules 


• 2LT radio
• ABC Sydney 
• Blue Mountains Gazette 
• Lithgow Mercury
• The Hawkesbury Gazette 
• The Village Voice 


• Blue Mountains Police Area Command
• Chifley Police District 

Additional Information

• Volunteering in the NSW RFS


• Susan Templeman MP 
• Trish Doyle 

Fires Near Me app

Fires Near Me NSW is the official application of the NSW Rural Fire Service, providing information about bush and grass fires across NSW. The app shows incidents from all agencies including the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire & Rescue NSW, National Parks & Wildlife Service, and Forestry Corporation.

Stay up to date on bush fires in NSW with the official NSW Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me application, providing warnings and incident information.

This app provides information on incidents across NSW attended by the NSW RFS and other agencies.

Staying up to date is a key step in your bush fire survival plan – so ask yourself. How fireproof is your plan? Find out at www.myfireplan.com.au

The NSW RFS recommends users of the app do not rely solely on the information provided in the app, and utilise other communications channels such as the public website (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au), the Bush Fire Information Line (1800 679 737) and local radio.