Prepare Your Household and Animals

Credit: Peter Hickey Photography Photo: Cedar Rock

Don’t leave it to the last minute to decide where you should take your family and animals if a bush fire threatens your property. Decide early if you are going to leave or stay.

Write a checklist that includes places you can take your family and animals to in the event of a fire, along with personal effects, important documentation and sentimental items.

Completing a fire plan early will give you peace of mind.

Get Ready in Four Simple Steps

Use the NSW Rural Fire Service’s Four Simple Steps to guide the way your household will get ready for a bush fire.

1. discuss

Discuss what to do if a bush fire threatens your home.

2. prepare

Prepare your home and get it ready for bush fire season.

3. know

Know the bush fire alert levels.

4. keep

Keep all the bush fire information numbers, websites and smartphone app.


On this page, you will find trusted and credible resources to help you prepare for the bush fire season by:

  • Clicking on the buttons below
  • Browsing the ‘Local Resources Directory’ and search by category or keyword
  • Scrolling through the selection of resource directory listings displayed below

People & Planning

Emergency Survival Kits

Preparing Animals

Directory Search Results for ‘Household’

Animal Emergency Plan

Bushfire Factsheet for Wildlife

Emergency Survival Kit

Get Ready Animals

Local Land Services

Local Resources Directory

Visit the Local Resources Directory page to view links to local organisations, and search the directory of centralised resources and services available to help Blue Mountains residents prepare for, respond to or recover from a bush fire.