Being Prepared

A range of information on how to best prepare for a bushfire event. 

The Wollondilly Emergency Management Guide assists residents through key areas of preparedness, including where to source information and what to do in a crisis situation.

 

To keep up to date with current fire activity visit the NSW Rural Fire Service
Visit the 'Fire Near Me' page or download the app to stay up to date with current fires in your area. 

Download the Red Cross 'Get Prepared' App. 
The app helps you connect with your key support people, accomplish simple tasks to make you and your loved ones safer, and protect the things that matter most to you.



A list of Neighbourhood Safer Places in Wollondilly 
Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.
They are to be used when all other options in your bush fire survival plan can't be put into action safely.

Are you and your home in the best shape to face an extreme weather event? 

This website 'Get Ready Wollondilly', part of the Climate Wise Communities initiative, provides information on how to best prepare yourself and your home to face an extreme weather event and helps you build a plan for your home. 

Intramaps mapping link to provide you with information on Wollondilly Bushfire Prone Land

People should avoid areas where bushfires are occurring. Stay off the road, don’t travel unless you need to.
• Report unattended fires or suspicious activity immediately to Triple Zero (000) and follow the advice of authorities.
• Residents need to read all warnings in full to ensure they stay up-to-date with the latest information – this includes evacuation routes and evacuation centres.
• Areas closed off due to the bushfire emergency will reopen when it is safe to do so.
• Bushfires can topple trees and power lines and leave debris strewn across the landscape, posing a significant health and safety risk.
• People returning home need to be mindful of hazards even after a bushfire has been extinguished.

Coloured foam dropped from the air to suppress / slow fires may have landed on some properties.
This type of retardant is basically a fertiliser. Coloured foam will need to be flushed from roofs and water sources. To prevent any retardant or ash getting into water tanks, residents should disconnect their downpipe/s from water tank/s, so that the first flush (either rain or washing) does not wash anything from the roof into tanks.

Disaster Welfare Assistance Line: 1800 018 444

For the most up to date information regarding road closures visit Live Traffic