Emergency Preparedness

You Can’t Get Back What You’ve Lost

 We want everyone to be prepared for an emergency: whether it’s a fire, flood or personal crisis.  Too many conversations after an emergency begin with “I wish I had…”. People wish they’d taken the kids’ baby photographs; kept their passports safe; upped their insurance; looked in on their neighbours. And it’s these conversations that drive us to empower everyone in our community to prepare.

Protect what matters most. Download your Red Cross RediPlan and prepare yourself for an emergency:   Rediplan

In a bushfire every five minutes counts.  Do you know the bushfire warning systems and how to use & respond to them?  Familiarise yourselves with these Simple Steps to Prepare for Bushfires.

 

Are You Ready? Be Prepared for Bushfire

  • Stay informed during an emergency (000 for fire or life threatening emergencies, 132 500 for SES emergency assistance, 13 DFES (13 3337) for emergency information, www.dfes.wa.gov.au , follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to ABC local radio (include the local frequency)
  • Develop and practice a bushfire survival plan (easy to print plan for leaving early or staying and defending your property)
  • Prepare an emergency kit for yourself and your pets (factsheet attached)
  • Information on what do with animals in an emergency (local procedures) further info http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/safetyinformation/animalwelfare/Pages/default.aspx

For further information on a range of measures you can take to prepare for bushfire this summer go to https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/safetyinformation/fire/bushfire/Pages/publications.aspx

Bushfire Factsheet Emergency Survival Kit

Bushfire Checklist – Preparing your property

Bushfire Survival Plan – Leaving for a safer place

Bushfire Survival Plan – Plan to actively defend

Bushfire – Homeowners Survival Manual

Bushfire – Prepare Act Survive Booklet

Bushfire – Bushfire Ready Groups

Bushfire Winter Burning