Bushfire Emergency Quicklinks

With communities at risk from the ongoing bushfires emergency, safety concerns are paramount. 

The Police Association of NSW is acutely aware that these are times which call upon police officers to perform difficult and complex duties, under extreme conditions and pressures, and has been offering regular advice and reminders on health and safety to members. 

The purpose of this page is to provide quicklinks to important information sources at the peak of activity. Suggestions for additions are welcome to media@pansw.org.au 

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Bushfire Report form - NSWPF
https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/bushfire_report 
As the impacts of the bushfires continue to be realised, the NSW Police Force is committed to supporting the community of NSW. An online form has been established for you to lodge official NSW Police Force reports to record the incidence of bushfire damage.

Bushfire customer care service - NSW 
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/bushfire-customer-care-service 
The NSW Government is delivering bushfire recovery assistance to help people and businesses impacted by bushfires. The Service NSW bushfire customer care service is a page with helpful guides.

National Bushfire Recovery Agency 
Website: https://www.bushfirerecovery.gov.au/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FireRecoveryAU/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FireRecoveryAU

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HELPFUL NEWS ARTICLES 

  • Fire anxiety: tips for managing your mental health during and after a crisis (The Guardian)
  • A bushfire survivor's guide to recovery (ABC)
  • Four years ago Yarloop was virtually wiped out by fire. Now the residents offer a message of hope (ABC)
  • A victim's advice on what to say to someone who's lost their home to bushfire (ABC)

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QUICKLINKS TO INFORMATION

Rural Fire Service links

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
https://www.facebook.com/nswrfs/
https://twitter.com/NSWRFS

Transport for NSW - Live Traffic updates
https://www.livetraffic.com/desktop.html  (also available as an App)

Bureau of Meteorology links
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/fire.shtml
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/bushfire.shtml

State government hub for links pointing to Community Support for bushfire affected communities
https://www.nsw.gov.au/services/services-by-topic/community-support/bush-fire-affected-communities/
Includes external links to: Financial support for NSW volunteer firefighters; Recovery funding for bush fire affected communities in Southern NSW;  Access to mental health support services; Available financial assistance programs; Filing an insurance claim; Access to social housing assistance and support; AND more.

Register Find Reunite
A reminder has been given for all persons residing within the areas affected by bushfires to register online with  https://register.redcross.org.au.   

Planning for domestic animals and wildlife in emergencies 
https://www,getreadyanimals.nsw.gov.au

Environmental health and the bushfires

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/air/pages/bushfire-smoke.aspx

A guide on how to put and take off disposable respirators
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-133/

A Police News resource on Working in Heat
https://pansw.org.au/downloads/Fact_Sheets/Working-in-heat-2019.pdf

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Other links:

NSW State Emergency Service

Media Centre

Read the latest headlines and news coverage of Policing issues in the media on the Headlines page.

See PANSW statements on a variety of policing issues issues on the Media Releases Page.

PANSW on Facebook 

PANSW on Twitter