Mid Lachlan Valley RFS

Fire risk management and response.

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the lead combat agency for bush fires in NSW. The RFS is widely acknowledged as the largest volunteer fire service in the world. Members of the RFS are trained to very high levels of competence to ensure they know what to do in an emergency.

The RFS aims to reduce the likelihood and consequence of fires occurring. This involves comprehensive risk management programs to reduce bush fire hazards, reduce fire ignitions and the development of regulations for bush fire prone areas.

The Parkes Shire has 24 RFS brigades which form part of the Mid Lachlan Valley Team (MLVT),  with its headquarters based in Forbes.

The brigades are usually the first call for any reported incidents within a particular area due to the crew being readily available and capable of a quick response.

Parkes Rural Fire Brigades respond to approximately 70 incidents a year with these including house and grass fires, motor vehicle accidents and providing assistance to the State Emergency Service following severe storms.

Mid Lachlan Valley RFS
Ph:  02 6851 1541