Register for 2022

It’s time to get ready for the Fire Season!

The 2022 Six Week Challenge has started, but it’s never too late to join. Register in the form on this page.

Catch up on the 2022 Challenge emails here:

Week One: Discover your area and plan your escape

Week Two: Will stay or will I go? Plan for both

Week Three: Your Emergency Kit

Week Four: Yard Blitz: Beat the embers!

Week Five: Home Evaluation

Week Six: What’s your Plan B?

What is the Challenge?

It’s the original inbox challenge. Each week for six weeks we’ll send you an email that includes fun but important tasks to help you prepare for the bush fire season. We’ll cover topics such as what to do on the day of a bush fire, how to prepare your property, what should be in your Emergency Box, tips for renters, and how to make a Plan B. The Challenge complements the NSW RFS Bushfire Survival Plan.

But is it too challenging?! Not really. We won’t ask you to open your home to show off your preparations, or raise any money, or run 50km like some other challenges do, but if you want to do any of those we’re happy to help!

Is it free? Yes!

But I’m not from the Blue Mountains. Not a problem!. The Challenge is relevant no matter where you live. If you want to know more about your area get in contact with your local Rural Fire Service District or Brigade.

How do I participate?
  1. Register using the form on this page. Be sure to check your email after to confirm your registration.
  2. Tell your neighbours! A safer street means a safer you. Use the sharing buttons at the top of this page.
  3. Check your email every Friday afternoon for the next email. You can always catch up on previous weeks at the top of this page!
  4. Now you have all weekend, or even the whole week, to complete the easy weekly tasks. By the end you’ll be a pro so if you find yourself leaning over your fence pointing out faults to your neighbours preparations, blame us!

During the challenge you can ask us questions via our Facebook page or our contact form.

How it started

The Six Week Challenge first ran during July and August 2015. Take a look back at the 202120202019201820172016 and 2015 Challenges.



of 2015 participants
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This is a marvellous initiative. If all six emails are as good as this one I can see Katoomba Leura RFB getting an award for community preparedness. Hugh via Facebook

But wait there’s more

Follow our Facebook page for live events and more tips and hacks for a safer fire season.