Changes to Fire Danger Rating System & Fire Weather Districts

Published on Monday, 5 September 2022 at 4:06:42 PM

The Australian Fire Danger Rating System has been in effect from September 1, and replaces the previous Fire Danger Index System. The AFDRS simplifies the danger ratings to four levels;

  • Moderate (Green): Plan and Prepare
  • High (Yellow): Be Ready to Act
  • Extreme (Orange): Take Action Now to Protect Life and Property
  • Catastrophic (Red): For your Survival, Leave Bushfire Risk Areas

Along with the changes to the danger rating system, the Western Australian Fire Weather Districts have been reviewed.

The Shire of Bruce Rock has previously been in the Jilbadgie district, which after the review no longer exists. Going forward, the Shire of Bruce Rock is in the Lockwood district, along with the Shires of Kellerberrin, Merredin, Narembeen, Nungarin and Trayning.

For more information about the new Fire Danger Rating System and Fire Weather Districts, please visit the DFES website.

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