Warning: Winds up to 130km/h are forecast for Thursday 19th Jan and Sunday 22 Jan
Advice: Extinguish existing fires, do not light fires untill gales pass – check local forecast
Southern Rural Fire’s job is to manage rural fire across the Southern Rural fire District.
We work to reduce the risk of fires occurring by identifying high risk areas and working with communities to reduce the risks and the impact fire has.
We work to ensure we are ready to respond effectively and promptly by training fire fighter’s to a high level, ensuring we have the right equipment ready for the job and monitoring the fire danger throughout the year.
We respond to fires quickly and efficiently and keep impacts of fire suppression to a minimum. After fires we work with communities and organisations to recover from the effects of fire.