Resource Library

The resources are arranged by hazard type, listing available resources for each hazard.

On this page:


    ​Bushfire

    NSW Rural Fire Service

    AIDER

    Assist Infirm Disabled and Elderly Residents (AIDER)

    AIDER is a one off free service supporting vulnerable residents to live more safely and confidently in their homes on bush fire prone land. AIDER services include clearing gutters, thinning vegetation, removing leaf and tree debris, trimming branches from around and overhanging the home, and mowing or slashing long grass.

    Bushfire Household Assessment Tool

    Bushfire Household Assessment Tool

    This online tool is designed to assist in making informed decisions regarding 'Leave Early or Stay and Defend'. The tool includes information on level of bushfire risk, householder capacity, and stay or go advice.

    Bushfire Survival Plan

    Bushfire Survival Plan

    The Bushfire Survival Plan helps residents make important decisions and a plan for preparing, acting and surviving a bushfire.

    Fire Safety Information RFS

    Fire Safety Information

    This page provides a range of information and fact sheets for bush fire safety.


    Fires Near Me

    Fires Near Me

    The Fires Near Me app provides fire informationof bush fire incidents.


    Multilingual Bush Fire Safety Information

    The Fires Near Me app provides fire information of bush fire incidents in NSW.


    Bushfire Survival Plan

    My Fire Plan

    The Fires Near Me app provides fire information of bush fire incidents in NSW.

    Step-by-Step (Gateway Family Services)

    Step by Step Blue Mountains Bushfire Support Service

    Step-by-Step was set up in the aftermath of the October 2013 bush fires in the Blue Mountains. It operated for 10 months providing support to 521 bush fire affected households. In this video two households that were supported by Step-by-Step talk about the impact of the disaster on them and the support that they received.

    ​ABC

    Get Ready and Survive - Plan for a Bushfire

    ABC website with information on a range of hazards and links to resources on what to do before, during and after an emergency.

    ​Chemical and radiation

    NSW Health

    Chemical and Radiation Emergencies

    Information on chemical and radiation emergencies including warnings to listen for and information about the impacts of these types of events.

    ​Coastal erosion and inundation

    NSW State Emergency Services

    Logo NSW SES Coastal Erosion and Inundation

    This site provides information on coastal erosion and inundation, how to prepare and respond.

    ​Cyclone

    ABC

    Get Ready and Survive - Plan for a Cyclone

    ABC website with information on a range of hazards and links to resources on what to do before, during and after an emergency.

    SES

    Logo NSW SES Plan for a Cyclone

    This site provides information on storms and how to prepare and respond.

    ​Earthquake

    ABC

    Get Ready and Survive - Plan for an Earthquake

    ABC website with information on a range of hazards and links to resources on what to do before, during and after an emergency.

    ​Flood

    NSW State Emergency Service

    Community language resources

    The SES Community Language Resources webpage provides translated brochures, translated fact sheets, pictorial guides for flood, storm, and tsunami information. Use the language selector menu in the top right corner of the website.

    FloodSafe

    The FloodSafe program provides a number of resources on preparing for, responding to, and recovering from floods.

    Home Emergency Plan

    This is an interactive tool households can use to plan for floods, storms or tsunami. The plan asks simple questions about where you live and who you may be responsible for. Based on your responses, action lists of what can be done now, just before, during and after disaster are created.

    ABC

    Get Ready and Survive - Plan for a Flood

    ABC website with information on a range of hazards and links to resources on what to do before, during and after an emergency.

    Australian Red Cross

    Cleaning up after an emergency

    The Red Cross Cleaning Up After An Emergency booklet contains useful tips and practical information to assist households start the clean up both inside and outside following a storm or flood disaster.

    ​Heatwave

    NSW Health

    Heat-Related Illness including Heat Stroke

    Heat-related illness can range from mild conditions such as rash or cramps to very serious conditions such as heat stroke. This page has helpful tips on how to reduce your risk of developing a heat related illness.

    Beat the Heat

    Heat waves or long periods of extreme heat can have serious impacts on people's health. Planning ahead and being prepared for extreme heat is important and this page will help you prepare for hot weather. It provides you with information on how hot weather influences your health, how you can prepare for and stay healthy in the heat, how you can recognise and treat heat-related illness, and how you can care for people who are at risk of heat-related illness.

    Australian Red Cross

    Coping with Hot Weather

    The Red Cross Coping with Hot Weather fact sheet provides information for preparing and responding to extreme heat.

    Coping with Heatstroke

    Heatwaves and hot weather can kill. Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatment of heatstroke and heat exhaustion so you can help yourself and others when the temperature soars.

    ABC

    Get Ready and Survive - Plan for a Heatwave

    ABC website with information on a range of hazards and links to resources on what to do before, during and after an emergency.

    Council On the Aging (COTA) NSW

    Care in Extreme Hot Weather

    Care in extreme hot weather. Helpful tips on how older people can keep cool and stay healthy during hot weather.

    ​House fire

    Fire & Rescue NSW

    Better Safe Than Sorry Video (DVD & YouTube)

    Nine videos on important home fire safety tips for seniors.


    Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Program

    The overall aim of the CALD program is to reduce both the frequency and severity of fires in culturally diverse community members homes. Representatives from your local fire station can provide fire safety education to your group and other information and referrals.

    Home Fire Factsheets

    Visit this page to access all of Fire & Rescue NSW's fact sheets. This includes fact sheets on home sprinklers, microwave oven fire safety and fire safety for the over 55's.

    Home Fire Safety

    This page provides links to a range of home fire safety resources including special needs, seniors and children's fire safety.

    Home Fire Safety Audit

    This online tool improves your understanding of the fire risks in your home and provides a personalized checklist of things you can do to reduce risk. It is available in several languages. 

    Home Fire Safety Checklist

    This resource is a check list to make your home safe and help avoid house fires.


    Senior Ed

    Senior Ed is a collection of resources for older people. It includes the Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement program (SABRE), Fire Safety for Seniors and Better Safe than Sorry.

    Seniors Winter Fire Safety Checklist

    A simple safety check list of things you need to know to reduce the risk of house fires, particularly during winter.

    Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement Program (SABRE)

    Through its network of 341 fire stations, Fire & Rescue NSW delivers the SABRE program to seniors and people with a disability. Firefighters can visit a residence at an arranged time to install a battery-operated smoke alarm or replace existing smoke alarm batteries at no cost. The resident must supply the battery-operated smoke alarm or batteries. Firefighters can provide safety advice while visiting premises.

    Smoke Alarms for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

    Home fire safety information for people who are deaf or hearing impaired including information on smoke alarms and emergency numbers.

    Translated Fact Sheets

    This page provides access to translated Fire & Rescue NSW factsheets in 28 different languages including Arabic, Dari, Somali, Chinese and French.

    Council On the Aging (COTA) NSW

    Safety in the Kitchen

    Kitchen safety tips for seniors to help avoid house fires and keep people in their homes longer.

    ​Pandemic

    NSW Health

    Pandemic Influenza Preparedness

    This page provides information on what an influenza pandemic is and the impact that it could have on many groups within society.

    ​Storm

    NSW State Emergency Service

    StormSafe

    The StormSafe program provides a number of resources to help manage storm risks.

    Home Emergency Plan

    This is an interactive tool households can use to plan for floods, storms or tsunami. The plan asks simple questions about where you live and who you may be responsible for. Based on your responses, action lists of what can be done now, just before, during and after disaster are created.

    NSW Health

    Maintaining Health During and After Floods and Storms

    Floodwater can be extremely polluted. It is important to understand how to reduce your risk of injury, sickness or infection during floods.

    ABC

    Get Ready and Survive - Plan for a Storm

    ABC website with information on a range of hazards and links to resources on what to do before, during and after an emergency.

    Australian Red Cross

    Cleaning up after an emergency

    The Red Cross Cleaning Up After An Emergency booklet contains useful tips and practical information to assist households start the clean up both inside and outside following a storm or flood disaster.

    ​Tsunami

    NSW State Emergency Service

    Home Emergency Plan

    This is an interactive tool households can use to plan for floods, storms or tsunami. The plan asks simple questions about where you live and who you may be responsible for. Based on your responses, action lists of what can be done now, just before, during and after disaster are created.

    TsunamiSafe

    A detailed website about staying safe from Tsunami.