The new fire danger rating system. Know the changes. (NSW RFS) | September 2, 2022 | ACM

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The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has released a video explaining the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System.

The system has been developed using the latest science to be more accurate and relevant to where you live. The new system will be used across the country, so whether you’re at home or traveling, you will see the same system being used.

The new Fire Danger Ratings have four levels instead of six – Moderate, High, Extreme and Catastrophic.

When there is minimal risk, such as when it's raining, 'No Rating' will be used. This is the white wedge sitting under Moderate.

There are actions for each level, so you’ll know what to do to protect your life, family and property.

You can check the daily fire danger rating on the RFS website, in the Fires Near Me NSW smartphone app, or look out for the roadside signs.