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Bushfire Safer Places

Community Fire

The CFS uses the Fire Danger Rating as an indicator of how dangerous a bushfire could be if it did occur. It is not a predictor of how likely a bushfire is to occur. It should be used as an early indicator to trigger your plans. To find out more about Fire Danger Ratings visit the CFS website.

The CFS have also identified places that can offer relative safety from a bushfire. They are divided into two categories:

  1. Bushfire Safer Place - Use if you need to relocate early. Suitable for use during forecast bad fire weather or during bushfire. May be subject to sparks, embers and smoke.
  2. Bushfire Last Resort Refuge - Use if your plan has failed. Not suitable for extended use and provides only limited protection during bushfire.

To find out more about bushfire safer places including a map that shows all the locations in South Australia visit the CFS website.

PLEASE REMEMBER LAST RESORT REFUGES SHOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF YOUR OWN PLAN (AND EVERYTHING ELSE) HAS FAILED.THEY ARE NOT SITES THAT YOU SHOULD PLAN TO RELOCATE TO!

CFS Warnings and Incidents

Timely and accurate advice and warnings are important. The CFS use various types of alert messages, they are:

  • Bushfire Advice Message
  • Bushfire Watch ad Act Message
  • Bushfire Emergency Warning Message
  • Advice - Reduced Threat

Further information regarding CFS advice and warnings is available on the CFS website.