Be prepared for bushfires

Plan ahead to protect yourself, family, animals and property.

Parkes Shire Council recognises that bush fires are a major challenge for the community. It has been a natural part of our landscape for thousands of years and remains an ever-present threat.

Council encourages residents to take steps to prepare themselves and their homes prior to the bush fire season.

Residents can keep track of the alert level of a bush fire in the area on the radio and the NSW RFS website.

Bush Fire Risk Management Plan

A Parkes Bush Fire Risk Management Plan was developed by the Parkes Bush Fire Management Committee in accordance with the Rural Fires Act 1997, to protect the community and its values from the adverse affects of wildfire. The outcome sought is to achieve better integration of community preparedness and prevention strategies as key elements of bush fire management.

Bush Fire Survival Plan

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) initiated the "Prepare.Act.Survive" public awareness campaign to educate the community about the bush fire safety.

The RFS encourages residents in bush fire prone areas to complete a Bush Fire Survival Plan,to ensure your household is prepared prior to bush fire season.

Bush fire warnings and information are available through the NSW RFS website and the bush fire information line on 1800 679 737.