Getting ready for bushfire season is everyone's responsibility. Our volunteers in the Bushfire Brigades, Fire & Rescue service and State Emergency Service as well as the Shire's own staff, Department of Fire & Emergency Services and Department of Parks & Wildlife all do a remarkable job to keep us safe. Getting your own property ready will assist them in the event of an emergency.
So what should I do?
First and foremost, comply with the Firebreak and Fuel Hazard Reduction Notice
Download and read the calendar for preparing your property.
Do not rely on scheme water during a bushfire, download Water Corporation bushfire information.
Download The Bushfire Preparation Toolkit from DFES.
Check out the fact sheets on the DFES website.
For further DFES resources on how to be prepared, including developing a bushfire action plan, putting together a bushfire survival kit and understanding emergency alerts and warnings, click here.
After reading these DFES publications, if you have any questions about being prepared, contact the Shire's Ranger and Emergency Services on 9771 7777.