Stay up to date on bush fires in NSW with the official NSW Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me application, providing warnings and incident information.
This app provides information on incidents across NSW attended by the NSW RFS and other agencies.
Staying up to date is a key step in your bush fire survival plan – so ask yourself. How fireproof is your plan? Find out at www.myfireplan.com.au
The NSW RFS recommends users of the app do not rely solely on the information provided in the app, and utilise other communications channels such as the public website (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au), the Bush Fire Information Line (1800 679 737) and local radio.
We are constantly working on improvements to the Fires Near Me NSW app. We’ll be adding more functionality on push notifications soon.
Fixed update timestamps displaying in the wrong timezone.
Ratings and Reviews
Current version disappointing
Since the new version of the app it is no longer necessary to input your location BUT you can’t input any location.
Since becoming aware of the app I estimate equal usage putting in other locations and having a list of fires based on that distance from there. This has been helpful if I am considering traveling as I could access details of fires where I am traveling to or areas I am traveling through. It was also helpful to assist friends who may not have access to the app themselves.
In future versions would you also include the notification date and time for each fire to assist with activation of Get Ready plans.
Love the app but would love to have the ability back to look up a location other than where I am. I’ve found this very helpful in the past when traveling & deciding which way to go & also talking to friends & relatives who are driving & needing to make a decision but can’t look it up themselves because they’re driving.
I would also love in this app or another to be able to look up the fire bans & fire danger levels for different areas.
Could be better
Not updated regularly enough. The Tabulam fire is headed towards me and I can’t see over the ridge to see how close it’s getting and I’m finding that the map is often hours old
I am extremely grateful for everything the RFS does but this is something that everyone is pointed to when a bush fire situation is upon them and because of that I feel that more attention should be shown to this app.
We’re Australians in a drought, we all know how important fire safety is, please help us to stay safe
- NSW Rural Fire Service
- 56.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © State of New South Wales through the NSW Rural Fire Service 2017
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.