Fire and emergency services

Find out about preparation and response to fires and emergencies. Information on smoke alarms, alerts and warnings, preparing your home, and volunteer emergency services is provided here.

Alerts and warnings

For all alerts and warnings, including bushfires, visit Emergency WA.

For weather warnings, visit the Bureau of Meteorology or call National Weather Warnings on 1300 659 210.

Preparing for an emergency

When an emergency occurs, it's vital that you and your family are prepared to evacuate immediately, or have preparations in place to stay.

Make sure you're aware of all of the potential emergencies that may occur in the City of Kwinana. Take the time to sit with your family to decide what to do and prepare a plan.

Visit the Department of Fire and Emergency’s Fire Chat website to prepare your bushfire plan.

Download the Natural disaster information sheet for advice of preparing for:

  • Severe storms
  • Earthquakes and tsunamis
  • Hazardous material emergencies.

It’s also important to prepare for the safety of your animals and pets. Visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ website for animal welfare advice.

Installing and maintaining smoke alarms

From 1 July 1997, the installation of mains powered smoke alarms became mandatory for all new residential buildings in WA.

Since 1 October 2009, mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted in all existing residential buildings, prior to the transfer of ownership, rent or hire.

For information about residential smoke alarms, visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website.

For City of Kwinana building requirements, refer to our Building compliance and certification page. 

Kwinana local emergency management arrangements

The aim of the Kwinana local emergency management arrangements is to:

  • Detail the emergency management arrangements within the City; and
  • Ensure an understanding between agencies and stakeholders involved in managing emergencies and recovery is maintained.

Download the Kwinana local emergency management arrangements.  

Volunteer emergency services

Kwinana Bush Fire Service (BFS)

The City of Kwinana administers two bushfire brigades: Kwinana South and Mandogalup Volunteer Bushfire Brigades.

The bushfire brigades are responsible for:

  • Attending to all fires in areas within the City boundaries, east of the Kwinana Freeway
  • Supporting the Fire and Rescue Service with fires in their region of responsibility
  • Assisting the City of Kwinana in fire preparedness, prevention and recovery
  • Performing regular training on their equipment and to maintain skills.

Brigade members work closely with the City of Kwinana Emergency Services and City Assist Officers. They may also be called upon to assist the SES in emergency incidents, and adjoining local governments if required.

Kwinana Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service

The Kwinana Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service:

  • Provide fire and rescue response to support the Hope Valley Career Fire and Rescue station
  • Provide support to the City’s Volunteer Bushfire Brigades
  • Are actively involved in prevention works within the City of Kwinana.

Rockingham Kwinana State Emergency Service Unit (SES)

The Rockingham Kwinana State Emergency Services (SES) unit services the areas of Rockingham and Kwinana.

The SES unit:

  • Is responsible to DFES to respond to natural disasters
  • Provides support services to the WA Police Service by carrying out search and rescue operations when requested
  • Support other emergency services such as fire brigades.

Becoming a volunteer

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer in emergency services? If so, call the DFES Recruitment Hotline (free call) on 1800 628 141.

More information and contacts

For more information please contact the City Assist team on 9439 0200.

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