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Be Aware Let's Prepare

Below are links and resources compiled as a result of the Vincentia  Community Meeting held on 14 September 2023 regarding preparation for the 2023/24 Bushfire season.

We have compiled a report summarising all the key information from the meeting. Click on the image to read and download the report.

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AIDER Program

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS)

The AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program is a free, one-off service which supports some of our most at-risk community members.

Bushfire Survival Plan Guide

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS)

Bush fire is a part of life in New South Wales. So you need to live bush fire ready. That means knowing your risk and having a plan for what to do during a fire. You can make your plan online in as little as five minutes at Myfireplan. Or you can sit down with your family and discuss what you will do using the RFS guide to making a bush fire survival plan.

Emergency Phone Contacts

Useful Numbers and Apps

Details of all emergency numbers and contacts, including for the Shoalhaven 

Evacuation Checklist

Be prepared

Things to include in an emergency kit, what to prepare and take with you in an emergency, and where to hear the latest emergency information.

Hazards Near Me App

Available for your device or on the web

You can find current information about local emergencies on Hazards Near Me. The app shows information provided from emergency services on bush fires, floods, tsunamis and advice on what to do to stay safe.It also provides other warnings and activities in your area  including fire danger ratings, total fire bans, hazard reduction activities. 

Red Cross Australia

Preparing for Emergencies

The Red Cross has lots of great practical help and resources available on their website to use before, during and after emergencies.

Shoalhaven City Council - We Know

Plan and prepare for the bush fire season

Council, supported by advice from emergency agencies such as the Rural Fire Brigade (RFS), provides the key information you need to stay up-to-date and to prepare for an emergency. 

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