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Welcome to Sutton Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade

Sutton Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade

PO Box 7423

SUTTON NSW 2620

Email: suttonruralfirebrigade@gmail.com

Ph: 6203 3232 or 0447 383 195

In an Emergency call '000'

For more information on how to call '000' click here

Fire Danger Ratings

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Fire Danger Ratings have changed

Fire danger ratings are now simpler and give you clear actions to take. Did you know This is the most significant change to fire danger ratings in 50 years - designed to make it clearer for you. During that time we've learned a lot more about how fire behaves, and have mapped all of the vegetation across NSW. The new fire danger ratings are used across Australia, meaning the same system is used whether you're at home or away. The new system has been developed using extensive community research from people living in bush fire risk areas. When there's minimal risk, like on days it's raining, you'll see 'No Rating' displayed on signs, apps and websites.

The new ratings and what you need to do

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Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans

Bush fire danger ratings are issued during the bush fire danger period. Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the consequences of a fire, if one was to start. The higher the fire danger, the more dangerous the conditions. You should use the Fire Danger Ratings as a trigger to take action.

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Bush fire is a part of life in New South Wales. So you need to live bush fire ready. That means knowing your risk and having a plan for what to do during a fire. You can make your plan online in as little as five minutes at www.myfireplan.com.au.

Or you can sit down with your family and discuss what you will do using our guide to making a bush fire survival plan.

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FOUR SIMPLE STEPS There are four simple steps to get ready for a bush fire:

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STEP 1 DISCUSS WHAT TO DO IF A BUSH FIRE THREATENS YOUR HOME Many households find that having a discussion over dinner works best as everybody is together and focussed. Download the Step 1 discussion guide (PDF, 985.3 KB).

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STEP 2 PREPARE YOUR HOME AND GET IT READY FOR BUSH FIRE SEASON There are simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for a bush fire, like keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around your home. Download the Step 2 checklist (PDF, 595.5 KB).

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STEP 3 KNOW THE BUSH FIRE ALERT LEVELS If there is a fire in your area you will find its alert level on the NSW RFS website and in the ‘Fires Near Me’ app. You need to keep track of the alert level so you know what you should do. Download Step 3 (PDF, 227.4 KB).

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STEP 4 KEEP ALL THE BUSH FIRE INFORMATION NUMBERS, WEBSITES AND THE SMARTPHONE APP In a bush fire, it’s important that you stay up to date on conditions in your area. Download Step 4 (PDF, 219.1 KB).

It’s a fact. If you and your home are well prepared, you stand a better chance of surviving a bush fire. Download the four simple steps today.