Bush Fire Safety

Bushfire Warning System

Is Your Property Bushfire Ready?

As a measure to assist in the control of bushfires and pursuant to the powers contained in Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954 (as amended), all owners and occupiers of land within the City of Kalamunda are hereby required on or before 1 November in each year, or within 14 days of becoming an owner or occupier of land if after that date, to comply with the requirements set out in this notice.

NOTE: Lighting of fires on your property can be extremely dangerous. To help reduce the risk, prohibited and restricted burning times are set according to seasonal conditions and may be adjusted.

Emergency Management SMS System:

Have You Registered?

The City of Kalamunda has established an important new Emergency Management SMS System to help notify residents of the latest bushfire safety and emergency management information. REGISTER & VIEW MORE INFORMATION HERE

FREE 1-hour Information Sessions

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The City of Kalamunda hosts FREE 1-hour Information Sessions
on the Changing Bushfire Landscape in our City throughout the year for community groups, street meets and functions. HOT TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Important fire notices and regulations
  • Asset Protection Zones (APZs)
  • Preparting your property now for the coming season
  • New Emergency WA website for latest information on bushfire incidents

For more information or to make a booking please contact the Senior Community Bushfire Safety Officer on 9257 9625 or email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

Bushfire Warning System

Download Bushfire Warning System Flyer (PDF, 760KB)
If you live in a bushfire risk area you need to understand the Fire Danger Ratings and Bushfire Warning Systems, stay informed, monitor local conditions and make your own decisions.

DON’T WAIT FOR A TEXT MESSAGE OR A KNOCK ON THE DOOR from the emergency services.

During a bushfire, emergency services will provide you as much information as possible through a number of different methods. Bushfire has four levels of warning.The alert level reflects the risk to life and property.
ADVICE: A fire has started but there is no immediate danger. Stay alert and watch for signs of a fire.
WATCH AND ACT:A fire is approaching and is out of control. Put your plan into action. If your plan is to leave, make sure you leave early. Only stay if you are mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to defend your property and you have all the right equipment.
EMERGENCY WARNING: An out of control fire is approaching very fast. You need to act immediately to survive. If you haven’t prepared your home it is too late. You must leave now if it is safe to do so.
ALL CLEAR: the danger has passed and the fire is under control, but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes. It may still not be safe to return home.

Firechat

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With bushfire season, we are encourage you to have a 5 minute fire chat with your household. The DFES have released some important tools to help you and your family prepare.  The 5 minute Fire Chat asks people living in a high bushfire risk area to have a fire chat to discuss three key questions with family and friends or to discuss with their neighbours if they live alone:
• When will you know to leave?
• Where will you go?
• Which way will you go?

DO YOUR 5-MINUTE FIRECHAT HERE

Residents who are at risk of bushfire need to keep themselves up to date and stay informed throughout the bushfire season. Listen your local ABC radio station. Familiarise yourself with the DFES website www.dfes.wa.gov.au, DFES Information Line on 13DFES (13 3337), Emergency WA website www.emergency.wa.gov.au.

Your surroundings could be your best information source. Stay alert to what is happening around you. If you believe you may be in danger, act immediately to keep yourself safe.

You may get an Emergency Alert

Emergency Alert is one tool used to warn communities of an emergency and should not be relied on as your only source of information. It is an additional tool used to alert people in a specific location where there is immediate danger.

All home phones, including silent numbers, are automatically registered to receive Emergency Alerts. Mobile phones are automatically registered to the customer address which may be different to where you live. Check with your service provider where your phone is registered to.

It does not replace the need to look after your own safety by monitoring local conditions, keeping up to date by radio, television, internet and information lines, and taking preventative action where possible.

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Are You Bushfire Ready?

Website: http://areyouready.wa.gov.au/

The website includes a guide on the steps residents can take to prepare themselves and their homes for the bushfire season as well as easy to reference checklists on the recommended actions to be taken.

Emergency WA

Website: https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) have created a site which is map-based which provides information about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, tsuanmis, hazardous materila incidents and traffic crashes. Information displayed is sourced from:

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