NSW Rural Fire Service

About the RFS

The RFS is the lead agency for coordinated bush fire fighting and is also responsible for fires and related emergency incidents within Rural Fire Districts which cover more than 95% of the State. Fires and related emergency incidents include bush and grass fires, structure fires, transport fires and incidents, automatic fire alarms, etc.  

The RFS also supports other agencies in emergency situations such as floods, storms and search and rescue situations.

Visit the NSW Rural Fire Service - www.rfs.nsw.gov.au  website for important information including:

  • Current incidents in NSW
  • Bushfire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans
  • Bushfire Survival Planning and
  • All our publications
  • Volunteering with the RFS

AIDER Program
Assistance for Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents

What is AIDER?

AIDER is a once off free service, supporting residents to live safely and confidently in areas where bush fires may start. The property must be bush fire prone, meaning an area of land that can support a bush fire or is likely to be subject to bush fire attack.

Who is eligible?

Aged residents and residents with disabling conditions who have limited domestic support from family relatives, friends or other services.

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Reporting bush fire hazards

If you are concerned about bush fire hazards on your property, or the property adjacent to you, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) can provide advice regarding preparing your property against bush fires and what you have to do in the event of a bush fire.

This advice is free and can be arranged by contacting your local RFS Fire Control Centre and speaking with one of their officers.  

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