Fire Danger Ratings give you an indication of the consequences of a fire, if one was to start. The higher the fire danger, the more dangerous the conditions. You should use the Fire Danger Ratings as a trigger to take action.
To reduce the risk of fires damaging or destroying life, property and the environment the NSW RFS Commissioner may declare a Total Fire Ban (TOBAN). In a Total Fire Ban no fire may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
A total fire ban means no fires out in the open. A total fire ban helps limit the potential of fires developing.
The Bush Fire Household Assessment Tool is provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service to help you to assess your household’s level of risk from a bush fire and make informed decisions about the safety of your household.