Prepare for an Emergency
"With so many houses across Australia exposed to the bushland, the reality is the closer to the bush you live, the higher the risk." Hazelbrook Fire Brigade.
For support and assistance to prepare for emergencies, please see the following:
'We thought we had a Plan - The family in this video experienced a bush fire in 2013. It's from their experience that they have discussed and tailored a plan that suits the needs of their family.
If you have pets, you need a Pet Emergency Plan - The RSPCA South Australia has developed this video to help you plan ahead and act early for the safety of yourself and your pets in emergencies.
More information is at the RSPCA South Ausralia website.
ABC Emergency Get ready and survive: Plan for an emergency - Learn what you and your family need to do to prepare for different hazards
Where to get information in an emergency:
In case of emergency call Triple Zero (000) for Police, Fire or Ambulance.
The Useful Information for Emergencies Info Kit below provides information and key contact details for local and state-wide services available to assist residents in an emergency including contacts for key emergency services, transport options, managing animals, local utilities, health services, safer places and evacuation centres, and where/how to get the latest emergency information.
Printing of this resource is funded by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Depending on the emergency, the following key emergency and transport services, which are listed in the Info Kit, may provide updates.
- NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) - for information on bushfires
- State Emergency Service (SES) - floods, storms & snow
- Fire and Rescue - for information on house and urban fires
- Police - for local police matters, call 000 in an emergency
- Emergency NSW - for general information about emergencies
- Live Traffic - for live updates and traveller information
- Public transport - for the latest public transport information