Bush Fire Information

IN AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 000

2016/2017 FIRE BREAK INFORMATION

Click the following link for the 2016/2017 Bushfire Season with all the relevant dates and contact details.

2016/17 Firebreak Order

 

ARE YOU BUSHFIRE READY?

The Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) provides a number of excellent resources to make sure that you have a Bushfire Plan and known what to do in the event of a wildfire. If you do not have a Bushfire Plan already, the Shire of Kojonup highly recommends that you develop one using the following resources:

DFES – Bushfire Factsheet – Bushfire Survival Plan

DFES – Bushfire Survival Plan – Leaving for a Safer Place

DFES – Bushfire Survival Plan – Plan to Actively Defend

DFES – Bushfire Warnings – What Should You Do?

For further information and resources to assist you, please visit the DFES website – www.dfes.wa.gov.au

Or stop by the ‘Are You Bushfire Ready?’ website, newly launched in October 2016 – www.emergency.wa.gov.au/prepare

 

LOCAL VOLUNTEER BRIGADES – STRUCTURE

Ever wondered how the local brigades in Kojonup work? Click the following link for a 2 page report which explains how it all comes together.

Bushfire Structure in the Shire of Kojonup

 

FIRE BANS

Did you know that there are two different types of Fire Bans? One is imposed by the Shire of Kojonup with the advice of the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (CBFCO) and local volunteer brigades. It is known as a ‘Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban’ (HVMB). The other ban is known is a ‘Total Fire Ban’ (TFB) and is imposed by DFES. Either one or both can be active at any time during the bushfire season. You can receive an SMS from the Shire letting you know when a HVMB is active (see below for how to sign up to receive the SMS). For a full explanation in relation to the differences between the bans and what each one means for you when they are active, please read the following fact sheet:

Fire Bans Fact Sheet

 

GENERAL BUSHFIRE MESSAGES

A message from the Water Corporation for the upcoming 2016/17 Bushfire Season – don’t rely on Scheme Water!:

Scheme Water & Bushfires

A message from Western Power for the 2016 /17 Bushfire Season:

Bushfire Season Fact Sheet

 

JOIN YOUR LOCAL BRIGADE

Are you interested in volunteering your time by joining a brigade in the Shire of Kojonup? If so, please fill in the Membership Form and return to Rob Cowie, Administration/Regulatory Officer at the Shire of Kojonup by emailing admin@kojonup.wa.gov.au or fax 9831 1566.

 

SMS NOTIFICATION DURING BUSH FIRE SEASON

If you wish to receive notification via your mobile. Please ring the Shire on 9831 2400 and provide your name, mobile number and brigade area. If you are a business wishing to receive notifications please give your business name.

Please do not rely on this system as the only way of receiving notifications, please call the bush fire ban line on 9831 0145 or alternatively,  – click here to check the Shire’s Facebook Page.