In life-threatening or urgent situations phone 000 and ask for fire
Phone the CFS BUSHFIRE INFORMATION HOTLINE on 1300 362 361 for information about:
- active fires in a particular area
- camp fires
- fire bans
- fire ban districts and restrictions
- bushfire safety
- burning off.
Bushfire information for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service:
- TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 362 361
- Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 362 361
- internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 1300 362 361
- to report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106.
TTY 106 is a dedicated text-based emergency relay service with direct access to fire, police and ambulance services. It can only be contacted through a TTY machine, not from a mobile phone or ordinary phone.
Staying informed in an emergency
It is up to you to make sure you keep informed. The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) provides a range of fire and emergency services across South Australia.
Fires can threaten suddenly and without warning. The CFS cannot guarantee a fire truck will be there to protect your property, or that you will receive notification of a bushfire.
For information, advice and updates about bushfire emergencies: View current incidents and warningsStay informed Follow the CFS on Twitter - @CFSAlertsFind CFS updates on Facebook Listen to your local ABC radio stationVisit the ABC website
Fire bans and fire danger ratings
The CFS website provides information on:
Bushfire Safer Places
CFS has developed a hierarchy of places that can offer relative safety from bushfire. They are broken into three categories:
- Bushfire Safer Settlements
- Bushfire Safer Precincts
- Last Resort Refuges.
It is important that you know what each of these are, where they are, and what risk you may be exposed to if you use one of these options during a bushfire.Find your nearest Bushfire Safer Place on the CFS website
Bushfire preparationDo a bushfire household assessmentKnow the fire ban district you live in or will be visitingWhat you can and can't do on a total fire ban dayCreate a bushfire survival planPrepare with your community
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