Bushfire Preparedness

Published: Friday, 28 September 2018 at 11:17:57 AM

Are You Bushfire Ready?

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) have made changes to their Bushfire Preparedness Material.


This bushfire season Fire Chat will be the new ‘branding umbrella’ for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) community engagement and communications around bushfire.  This will be supported by the Are You Ready Campaign. Fire Chat replaces DFES previous bushfire communications known as Prepare. Act. Survive.


A suite of new bushfire planning and preparation tools have been developed, consisting of 5 minute Fire Chat, and supported by 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 people have answered the three questions above, they are then directed to take the next step, which is to seek out their Bushfire Preparation Toolkit.  The Toolkit is available in hard copy but can also be downloaded at www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechatFact Sheets with further bushfire preparedness information can also be found on the website. 


For further information please contact communitypreparedness@dfes.wa.gov.au or 93959816.

Department of Fire & Emergency Services | 20 Stockton Bend Cockburn Central WA 6164


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