Fire and Rescue NSW is urging Albury and district residents to sign up to the Static Water Supply program ahead of summer.
The scheme targets residents with a pool, water tank or dam that could be called upon by firefighters during a bushfire.
After registering with their local fire station, residents will receive a SWS sticker to place on their letter box where clearly visible.
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Superintendent Stewart Alexander said pools would be used only as a last resort.
"During a bushfire, the backyard pool can provide an ideal emergency water supply for firefighters to protect your home and possessions," he said.
"By signing up to the Static Water Supply program, you're helping firefighters locate these vital firefighting resources when they need it most- during a bushfire."
The superintendent added with bushfire season fast approaching, it's another way to start getting prepared.
"Don't forget to download and complete a Bushfire survival plan, which will help you and your family make important decisions before the fire season starts."
Inspector Frank Finlay said after the most recent devastating bushfires, it's a timely reminder to get residents prepared for the warmer months ahead.
"It's a last resort that we take the water, but it's good to know it's there if it's required," he said.
Bushfire survival plans can be found on the NSW Government website.