The NSW Rural Fire Service has launched a new online tool for landholders to let them know when they're planning to burn off.
With burn offs used to help reduce hazards on properties, the tool is designed to reduce emergency call outs for planned fires.
"As we approach bush fire season, many landholders are taking the opportunity to burn off - but it's important they do it safely and let us and their neighbours know," RFS MIA District Superintendent Kevin Adams said.
"Landholders need to make sure they've obtained any required permits and permissions, as well as notifying neighbours and fire authorities 24 hours before lighting up.
"If fire services know about it, it can help prevent unnecessary emergency calls and firefighters from being responded."
Superintendent Adams said the tool meant the RFS could notified more easily.
Using the tool doesn't remove responsibilities from landholders, who still need to make sure they comply with total fire bans and prevent fire from escaping their property.
"Before lighting any fire you need to have adequately prepared fire breaks and have firefighting equipment on hand to ensure the fire does not escape," Superintendent Adams said.
"Every landholder has a responsibility to prevent fire spreading from their property and there can be serious consequences for people who light fires and leave them unattended."
The new notification tool can be used off a mobile phone or from a computer from www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/notify. Landholders can also contact the MIA District Fire Control Centre in Wakaden Street.