Bushfire Control

Bushfire Services

In an Emergency call Triple 000

The Fire Information and Firebreak Notice link is below for your convenience.

Please be aware that it is your responsibility as a property owner or occupier to meet the requirements under the notice by the due dates and if for any reason you are unable to meet these obligations please contact the Shire.

Fire Information and Firebreak Notice 17/18

If you require clarification please contact your local Fire Control Officer or the Shire Ranger on 0419972073.

SAFETY INFORMATION

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY DIAL 000

For current alerts and warnings visit  https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au.

SHIRE AND BRIGADE CONTACTS

POSITION

NAME

PHONE

MOBILE

Shire of Boyup Brook

 

9765 1200

 

Manager of Works

   

0409 640 482

Works Supervisor

   

0427 651 222

Chief Fire Control Officer

D Inglis (HOTEL X-RAY)

9765 1423

0418 651 088

1st Deputy

T Mead (X-RAY 1)

9767 1344

0497 671 340

2nd Deputy

R Bingham (X-RAY 2)

9767 1280

0429 900 058

ANNUAL FIREBREAK NOTICE

The Shire of Boyup Brook Annual Firebreak Notice  contains information on your responsibilities in regard to firebreak installation and fire prevention measures as well as Brigade contacts. Click here to download the 2017/2018 Annual Firebreak Notice.

TIP: You can also search "Fire" under "General" in the Document Centre on the website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Restricted burning times (PERMITS REQUIRED) 9 October to 20 November in each year, both dates inclusive and 1 March to 30 April in each year, both dates inclusive.

Prohibited burning time 21 November in each year to 28 February the following year, both dates inclusive.

Note - Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times may be varied due to seasonal changes. Any changes will be advertised in a local newspaper circulated within the Shire's district. It is YOUR responsibility to check with the Shire of Boyup Brook or the Chief Fire Control Officer.

HARVEST BAN SMS

The Shire of Boyup Brook will send a text message relating to Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans. To receive these text messages please contact the Shire Administration Office 9765 1200 to add your name and mobile phone number to the register. Please advise the Shire of any changes to your mobile phone details.

Bush Fire Ready

ARE YOU BUSH FIRE READY?

Department of Fire & Emergency Services have updated their website to include new bushfire planning and preparation tools, consisting of 5 minute Fire Chat, and Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, which are two simple steps aimed at helping residents to be better prepared for bushfire.

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?

If this is all people do, they will be more prepared than doing nothing. This approach is easy for all people to achieve.

After the questions are answered above, the website will direct you to take the next step, which is to seek out their Bushfire Preparation Toolkit. The Toolkit can be downloaded at

www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat

For further information please contact communitypreparedness@dfes.wa.gov.au or 9395 9816.

First and foremost, comply with the Annual Firebreak Notice. Visit the DFES website  and read through the facts sheets and publications.

To help you prepare for a power outage during bushfire season Western Power have developed a brochure and short checklist which can be accessed here.

Local Fire Control Officers

Local Fire Control Officers are listed on the last pages of the abovementioned 2017-2018 Fire Information and Firebreak Notice.

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