Fire Management

Bush Fires

In the event of a fire emergency, Fire & Emergency Services should be contacted by dialing 000 (Triple zero)

Bush Fires happen every summer, they can start suddenly and without warning. Typically Western Australia’s (WA) bush fire season in the south west starts in November and continues through to April.  As climate and seasonal conditions change, bush fires in WA are becoming more common and the risks are increasing. The devastating impact a bush fire has on a community has a lasting affect and can take years to recover from. You need to understand the bushfire risk to your family and home so you can make decisions now about what you will do if a bush fire starts.

Fire management-1You will find essential information and advice to assist you to Prepare.  Act.  Survive at the DFES Website

Bush Fire Survival Checklist

It is possible that in spite of your best efforts to clean up around your house to reduce the risk of fire, circumstances may arise where you need to evacuate your home.

Have you considered what you will need and what you should have ready?

Bushfire Checklist-Preparing your survival kit  The Checklist – Preparing Your Survival Kit, prepared by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, gives a quick snapshot of the things you should consider.

Remember that planning in advance of an emergency is very important as the stress of any emergency incident could cloud your judgement on the day.

Further information is contained within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services booklet Prepare Act Survive which can be obtained from the Shire offices or by phoning 97270222, or by viewing the Department of Fire & Emergency Services website

Total Fire Ban Information Line

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DFES has launched a new information line to answer any questions about Total Fire Bans (TFBs).

Members of the public can call the information line on 1800 709 355.

This number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

During a TFB it is prohibited to light any fires in the open air, or to perform any activity that may start a fire.

Local Governments are encouraged to direct TFB enquiries to this number, or to the information available on the DFES website