Bush Fire Control

Bush Fire Control FESA - Bush Fire Information

EACH year thousands of fires impact on man-made structures, bushland and rural properties in Western Australia. Career and volunteer firefighters are responsible for responding to most of those fires. In WA during 2005-2006 financial year, 1,350 structural fires and 6,566 bushfires were suppressed by firefighters. FESA supports: The FESA Fire and Rescue Service – comprising more than 800 career firefighters and nearly 2,000 volunteer firefighters – combats fires in urban areas impacting on man-made structures, bushland, trees, rubbish and the like. Volunteer bush fire brigades established by Western Australia’s local governments – which are responsible for suppressing fires in rural areas in bushland and on agricultural properties. FESA provides the bush fire brigades with training and advisory services.

To review the current Bush Fire Notice, please click here.

Bush Fire Control Fire Officers Contacts

A full list of Fire Officers and Brigades within the Shire of Wandering is listed on the back of the 2017/18 Bush Fire Notice.

SMS Servicing Request Form

If you wish to be included in any Shire SMS notifications, please click here and submit the form to the Shire office.  You can email your completed form to reception@wandering.wa.gov.au or fax to us on 9884 1510.

How prepared is your property?

Don’t wait until summer to start preparing your home and family for the bushfire season. There are things you can start doing now.

 To help prepare your property for bushfire take these simple steps:

Through Autumn and Winter:

  • Prune trees to remove lower branches 
  • Clear long grass, rake leaves and twigs, and prune flammable shrubs
  • Spray grass and weeds with herbicide
  • Ensure petrol and other flammable materials are stored away from your home
  • Make sure your personal and home protection equipment is in good working order
  • Overhaul your emergency pump, if you have one
  • Develop or review, your bushfire survival plan. Make sure everyone in the family knows what to do in a fire
  • Move woodpiles and stacked timber away from the house
  • Keep the grass short. On farms, keep grazing levels high

During Spring:

  • Clean out gutters and remove debris from your roof
  • Prepare your emergency kit, including your bushfire survival plan

In Early Summer:

  • Water lawns, trees and shrubs near buildings to keep them green
  • Recheck personal and home protection gear, screens, water supplies and gutters

For more information:

•    Visit the DFES website at www.dfes.wa.gov.au;
•    Contact DFES Community Engagement on 9395 9816;
•    Access the range of Bushfire Preparedness information here.