Rural Fire Service

Collaborating to protect the community from bush fires
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The ACT Rural Fire Service is responsible for protecting the ACT community from the threat of grass and bushfires.

RFS Supporting the community feature

Learn more about how you can keep yourself, your family, and your property safe.


The Bushfire Council has the function of advising the Minister about matters relating to bushfires.


See our most commonly asked questions.

Volunteer Spotlight – Brooke Turner

I’ve have been an RFS volunteer for 3 years. Last year I completed my advanced firefighting, This year I completed remote area firefighting qualifications—which involved learning how to winch in and out of a helicopter and entering a hovering helicopter.

CBR Be Bushfire Ready

To prepare for bushfire, it is important to know your level of bushfire risk.

Even if your home is not located in the designated bushfire prone area, you may work, travel or spend time in bushfire prone areas.