The ABC Emergency website offers a summary of alerts and warnings by state and territory. The site is updated frequently with information sourced from ABC Local Radio and ABC News.
ABC Emergency also features a guide to preparing a bushfire survival kit.
While the ABC broadcasts emergency videos with Auslan on ABC News 24, these are not made available on the ABC Emergency website. The New South Wales provides Auslan interpretation on its media briefings.
State and Territory fire services
- ACT Emergency Services Agency
- New South Wales Rural Fire Service
- Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service
- Queensland Fire and Rescue Service
- South Australian Country Fire Service
- Tasmania Fire Service
- Victorian Country Fire Authority
- Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Twitter users can use hashtags to follow tweets regarding fires in their local area. The easiest way to do this is to enter a hash (#) next to the name of a town where an emergency is taking place, for example #Springwood, into the search bar at the top of the screen.
It is also recommended that you follow local news sources, such as radio stations and newspapers, and your state/territory fire service.
Please note the information on social media is updated constantly, and details become out of date very quickly.
Fires Near Me
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has provided a website and smartphone app called Fires Near Me. Simply enter the postcode or suburb for anywhere in NSW or the ACT and a list of fire alerts with the distance from that location will be generated.
The Victorian Country Fire Authority's FireReady app provides up-to-date information on fire incidents in Victoria and is available for Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices.
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