Each year, communities across NSW experience a range of emergencies, including bushfires, home fires, floods, storms, heatwaves and power outages.
In recent years, we’ve seen an unparalleled number of events impacting large areas of NSW happen in quick succession, highlighting the importance of being prepared for all hazards.
Our emergency service organisations do an incredible job keeping us safe, but they can only do so much.
Being aware and prepared is everyone’s responsibility.
This year, we want every home on the MidCoast to have a bushfire survival plan. Here's how...
It's important that you sit down with everyone who lives at your place, to make the plan - so everyone knows what you will do and when you will do it - before bushfires start.
Follow the five simple steps below and complete your Bushfire Survival Plan, which you can download at the top of this page. You'll then have a bushfire survival plan for your family and home, plus you'll know what you need to do to Get Ready this bushfire season.
If you need a more detailed plan, or are planning to stay and defend in some circumstances, visit the NSW RFS online tool at myfireplan.com.au. You can complete the steps there and print a PDF version to keep at home.