Planning and Prevention means being aware of the fire risks that exist in your community and taking active steps to ensure that you, your family and your home are “bushfire ready“.
Prepare, Act & Survive
Before each summer you need to decide what you will do if a bushfire threatens.
Prepare your home, family or business and have a Plan so you can Act to make sure you survive.
Download the information sheet from DFES here (2MB).
Fire Danger Rating
A new Fire Danger Rating scheme applies in Western Australia. You need to know what the Fire Danger Rating is and understand what it means.
Check today’s Fire Danger Rating for the Lower West (Inland) land division at the Bureau of Meteorology website.
When the Fire Danger Rating is extreme or catastrophic it means that even a well prepared, well constructed and actively defended home may not survive.
The previous State Alert system was changed over to Emergency Alert in November 2012.
Under the Emergency Alert system, messages advising of imminent threats are sent to landline telephones based on the location of the handset, and to mobile phones, based on the service address or current location.
In the case of an emergency, you may receive a voice message on your landline or a text message on your mobile phone. If you receive an Emergency Alert and want more information, follow the instructions in the message or visit the DFES website.
Prepare your property and home for bushfires by reducing the available fuel that can add to a fire. This includes providing a 20m “circle of safety” around your home.
The Stoneville Brigade can assist by conducting prescribed hazard reduction burns on your property during the open or restricted burning season.
Hazard Reduction burns are conducted on behalf of the Shire of Mundaring at the request of the landowner.
Fees are payable to the Shire, who then reimburse the Brigade for work completed.
Contact the Brigade Captain to discuss your needs and arrange for a quotation
Preparing your property and home for bushfires may include purchasing and operating a private fire appliance.
Private appliances can be a valuable asset when operated correctly. Please refer to the guidelines here.
If you have a private appliance, please register it with the Stoneville Brigade by contacting the Captain or Secretary.