The app for bush fire warnings and incident information using data from participating fire agencies in Australia.

This app has been developed by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS). The NSW RFS recommends users of the app do not rely solely on the information provided in the app. In an emergency always rely on other communication channels such as websites, information lines and local radio. Check your state or territory’s fire agency website for more details.

What’s New

Version 3.0.0

Bug fixes and a new, clear design for a better user experience.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

mearty gdheh ,

Not as great as othere apos

I noticed a lot of fires dont get removed. Also on the vic fires app warning areas are higlited to tell you if its advice watch and act or emergency. But on this one it doesnt. Also on the vic fire app it has more info like rain rader wind rader and more. As it also tell you the size of the fire and how many vechiles are there. Overall this isnt the best fire app out there


Confused - exactly how accurate are the updates??

I really am not sure what happened to reliability of this app ☹️. Initially when first told about it I was there and downloaded the app which was like having an extra arm, something that gave me accurate 100% info that left me feeling relatively well informed, BUT HOWEVER I no longer get notifications or important info - for eg: at around near 10pm my mother received on her phone a notification from the app “fires near me” which I also have but failed me about a bush fire only 5km away 😡

These mathematical equations aren’t too settling !!!!!!!

What has happened to this app “Fires Near Me” which not so long ago and may have been in “L” plate status or even “P” plate level was something I had no hesitation in looking at and deciding for myself to being a truly unreliable app????

So what is the most accurate and reliable information regarding the bush fire in the Sherwood area ?????? Thanks

EmberJaded94 ,

Can’t delete the app

Had the app for a few weeks and then tried to delete it. It appears as deleted from the home screen but in settings it’s still listed but unable to open or edit. Same in the App Store. List as download and gives me the option to open. If I click the open button screen goes black and and back to home screen. Ever time my phone is restarted it appears on the home screen again. Super annoying that I can’t delete it. Creeps me out.

App Privacy

The developer, NSW Rural Fire Service, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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