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Bush fire information

The NSW Rural Fire Service website has information on:

The NSW Rural Fire Service also has the following tools to help you prepare for bush fire and to keep you alert to fire in your area:

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Get ready NSW

It's easy and only takes five simple steps to make sure you and your family are ready!

At some stage, all of us will be impacted by disasters such as Fire, Flood or Storm. Disasters are unpredictable and can cause devastating loss and damage.

NSW Emergency Services agencies do a tremendous job in keeping us safe - but we all need to play our part.

Preparing for disasters helps you and your family cope and make better decisions when an emergency affects you. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Don't wait till it's too late - get ready now. 

More information on Get ready NSW
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Changes to the 10/50 vegetation clearing

The 10/50 scheme was introduced on 1 August 2014 to allow people whose homes are situated on bush fire prone land to clear vegetation with a minimum amount of red tape. On 30 September 2014, a number of changes to the 10/50 scheme came into effect. These changes will improve the operation of the scheme. From that date, people living within 350 metres of Category 1 and within 150 metres of Category 2 Bush Fire Prone Land will able to clear trees within 10 metres of their home, and any vegetation except for trees within 50 metres of their homes, provided they comply with the NSW Rural Fire Service Code of Practice.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has updated its Guide for Bush Fire Prone Land Mapping to reflect the change in classification. The updated Guide can be downloaded from www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

The NSW RFS has announced the planned review of the 10/50 vegetation clearing rule will now commence on 1 October 2014. You are invited to make a submission to the review. Submissions can be emailed to 10.50@rfs.nsw.gov.au.

Further advice is available on the NSW Rural Fire Service website and Frequently Asked Questions on 10/50

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National Counter Terrorism Alert Level moves to High

The Prime Minister has announced that the National Terrorism Public Alert Level has increased to HIGH, meaning that a terrorist attack is 'likely'. This assessment is based on an increased threat.

There is no specific threat and therefore there is no cause for panic or fear, however people are urged to remain vigilant in reporting suspicious behaviour to authorities so Australians and visitors to Australia can continue the right to enjoy normal everyday freedoms.

More information on www.secure.nsw.gov.au (NSW Government's Counter Terrorism website)

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SES Home Emergency Plan - Flood, Storm or Tsunami

Households that plan for emergencies significantly reduce losses associated with disasters.

Planning now so that you know your risks and what to do if there is a flood, storm or tsunami, can save your life, the life of your family members and the lives of others including your pets. It can also minimise damage to your property and possessions.

NSW State Emergency Service - Home Emergency Plan

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