Fire Prevention & Emergency Management


Major emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life and can come in many forms or types of hazards, including bushfire, flood, severe storm events and major road transport crashes.

The Shire of Wagin faces the potential risk of a variety of emergencies both natural and man-made, due to our topographical features.

The way we prepare for these events can make the difference between the emergency managed without significant loss and disruption a disaster that can have major impact on life, property and the environment.

History shows that to minimise both the occurances and impact of emergencies we need to move the common element of disaster by acknowledging:

The inevitablility of severe events.

That emergency services may not be able to immediately meet all individuals and community needs.

That people with special needs will require additional support; and

That preparing communities are less likely to suffer consequences of severe disaster and are more able to recover from them.

For further information please click on the below links

Fire Prevention Details

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Fire Safety

  • If there is a fire nearby - do you have a plan?
  • Do you know how to create a plan?
  • How do you even find out if there is a fire nearby?
  • What do you need to do to protect your family - home - pets?

These and many more questions will be answered here - with factsheets from DFES.

Bushfire Warning

Bushfire Risks and Dangers

How Do I Keep Informed?

Sheltering in Your Home

Renting and Bushfires

Safer Places in a Bushfire

Horses and Bushfires

Travelling During a Bushfire

Total Fire Bans

Know The Bushfire Warnings

Have A Fire Chat

Evacuation and Road Closures

Stay Informed

Be Prepared To Act

Preparation Is Everything - Starve The Fire

Preparation Is Everything - Fill The Gaps

Preparation Is Everything - Fix The Fire Traps

Building Protection Zone

Total Fire Bans

Am I At Risk From Bushfire?

Fire Danger Ratings

Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating

Thinking Under Fire

'It Starts With A Spark'

'Is Your Best Friend Bushfire Ready?'