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Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA)
When an emergency occurs, it's vital that you and your family are prepared to either evacuate immediately or have the resources available at home to be able to live comfortably for several days without power, water and access to shops.
Preparing for Bushfires
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) provide a range of information and brochures to help residents prepare for and respond to bushfires.
Have the 5 minute FireChat and ensure you’re informed and prepared in the event of a bushfire.
For live updates on active bushfires and alert levels throughout WA, visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au.
DFES Total Fire Ban Information Line: 1800 709 355.
Preparing for natural disasters
Read our information sheet on how to prepare and stay safe during natural disasters.
Learn more about the City's Volunteer Emergency Services.
Develop an Emergency Plan
Make sure you're aware of all of the potential emergencies that may occur in the City of Kwinana and make sure your plan will apply to all. Take the time now to sit down with all of your family members and make everyone aware of what to do and where to go, should an emergency occur.
Where to go
In the event of a major emergency, designated evacuation centres are set up for the community to seek refuge. The locations are dependent on where the emergency is taking place.
In some cases, it may be safer to stay where you are. Please follow the advice of the Emergency Services present.
Prepare your property for all emergencies
- find out how to turn off your power, water and gas supplies;
- cut lawns and keep them short (and green, ideally);
- remove dead grass;
- remove dead branches from trees and any that are overhanging your property;
- arrange for a qualified tree doctor to remove tree branches overhanging power lines;
- remove piles of rubbish and paper, particularly from near buildings;
- remove leaf litter from gutters and roofs;
- install smoke alarms and ensure existing ones are working;
- take advantage of the three greenwaste and one hardwaste pick-up every year;
- ensure loose items that could possibly damage your property in strong winds are secured; and
- maintain your firebreaks.
Prepare your emergency survival kit
The following list of items are an example of what could be in your kit, however the list is dependent on individuals needs and should be carefully thought out:
- battery-operated transistor radio on hand to listen to alerts;
- torch (with spare batteries), candles and waterproof matches;
- first aid kit and manual;
- water in containers - ten litres per person (for three days);
- medications, toiletries, sanitary supplies;
- change of clothes, strong shoes and gloves, goggles;
- three days' supply of canned foods, can opener, plate and utensils;
- combination pocket knife;
- food and items for your animal (see Animal Management);
- money including change for a phone; and
- portable stove with fuel.