Bush Fire Plan

The aim of the State Bush Fire plan is to set out the arrangements for preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response to and recovery from bush fire events by combat, participating and support agencies in NSW.

This plan describes the arrangements for the control and coordination of the response to Class 2 and 3 bush and grass fires, including those managed under the provisions of section 44 of the Rural Fires Act 1997 (RF Act), and the provisions for emergency warnings at all classes of fires.

These arrangements ensure that the two combat agencies, New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), are able to manage bush and grass fires, utilising assistance from the other fire fighting authorities being the National Park & Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Forestry Corporation NSW (FCNSW).

Prepared by the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Endorsed by the State Emergency Management Committee December 2017.

Full plan

NSW State Bush Fire Plan (pdf)