Western Australian fire fighters responded to more than 3,400 fires last bushfire season. To improve the sharing of information, to better prepare all Western Australians and save lives, the new Emergency WA website was launched by the State Government in October 2016.
Emergency WA is a one-stop-shop for emergency information providing:
- critical community warnings and real-time data about a range of emergencies; bushfires, storms, cyclones and more
- easy access to combined content from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), the Department of Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia
- vital planning, preparation and recovery information.
The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) encourages local governments and members of the WA community to use the Emergency WA website and save lives this bushfire season. View the Emergency WA video.
Are You Bushfire Ready?
The successful Are You Bushfire Ready? campaign promotes the shared responsibility of all Western Australians to prepare for bushfire season; government, agencies and the community. The campaign encourages all Western Australians to:
- prepare properties for bushfires
- make a bushfire survival plan
- make a bushfire survival kit
- be aware of surroundings and keep in touch with neighbours
- take action immediately in an emergency
- be familiar with Emergency WA at emergency.wa.gov.au/prepare
- seek emergency information from a range of sources (Emergency WA, local radio, DFES’ emergency line 13 3337 and social media accounts, RSS feeds and mobile apps carrying DFES warnings).
Are You Bushfire Ready? is a joint effort across Government, with Western Power as a major supporter. DLGC has been promoting the campaign since 2014.