To combat the threat of bushfires this summer SA Police, supported by Neighbourhood Watch SA, has bushfire prevention fact sheets covering topics which address those seemingly harmless activities that are frequently the cause of bushfires:
A selection of posters on these topics are also available for you to print out and share to raise awareness in your community.
Police Officers will also be delivering bushfire prevention presentations to local community groups, including Neighbourhood Watch SA. So if you would like SAPOL to present this topic to a group you know, please contact your local Community Engagement Section or Crime Prevention Section.
SA Police continues to work together with the SA Country Fire Service (CFS) to reduce and prevent deliberate, reckless, and negligent acts that cause bushfires this Fire Danger Season.
It is important that you continue to report suspicious, reckless or negligent behaviour by calling SAPOL on 131 444. If you see a fire or there is an imminent risk of a fire, call Triple Zero (000). If you have any information about someone deliberately lighting fires call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online. You can remain anonymous.
You can also help by familiarising yourself with the new AFAC | Australian Fire Danger Rating System released by the CFS, and always consider the weather conditions and check the restrictions around what you can and can’t do during the Fire Danger Season by visiting the CFS website.