Bushfire Services

In an Emergency call Triple 000.

The Fire Requirement Notice link is below for your convenience.

Please be aware that it is your responsibility as a property owner to meet the requirements under the notice by the due dates and if for any reason you are unable to meet these obligations please contact the Shire.

Fire Management Requirement Notice 2019-2020

Fire Management Requirements 2020 - 2021

If you require clarification please contact your local Fire Control Officer or the Community Emergency Services Manager Cindy Pearce on 9821 9999.

Bush Fire Ready

ARE YOU BUSH FIRE READY?

Department of Fire & Emergency Services have updated their website to include new bushfire planning and preparation tools, consisting of 5 minute Fire Chat, and Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, which are two simple steps aimed at helping residents to be better prepared for bushfire.

The 5 minute Fire Chat asks people living in a high bushfire risk area to have a fire chat to discuss three key questions with family and friends or to discuss with their neighbours if they live alone:


• When will you know to leave?
• Where will you go?
• Which way will you go?


If this is all people do, they will be more prepared than doing nothing. This approach is easy for all people to achieve.

After the questions are answered above, the website will direct you to take the next step, which is to seek out their Bushfire Preparation Toolkit. The Toolkit can be downloaded at
www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat

For further information please contact communitypreparedness@dfes.wa.gov.au or 9395 9816.

Local Fire Control Officers

Local Fire Control Officers are listed on the last page in the Fire Management Requirements.

Katanning Volunteer Bushfire Brigades

Australia is a country that relies heavily on volunteers for much of its community service. Local men and women who come together to provide a better and safer community for all who live there.

Being one of the driest places on the planet, Australia is prone to regular bushfires and the damage they cause. Many more lives, homes and businesses would have been lost if it wasn’t for the community members who volunteer for both town and bushfire brigades.

Katanning is no different.

Today, the town is well served by both a Volunteer Fire & Rescue Brigade, supported by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, as well as four strategically placed Volunteer Bushfire Brigades throughout the Shire which covers over 1500 km2.

Contacts

FIRE AND RESCUE

Captain

Chris Brooks

0409 873 797

1st Lieutenant

Steve Brooks

0408 760 486

SHIRE OF KATANNING

Harvest Ban Hotline

 

 

(08) 9821 9990

Community Emergency Services Manager

Cindy Pearce

0417 071 567

Shire Ranger

 Kel Vann

0409 891 645

Chief Bushfire Control Officer

Matthew Kerin

0429 736 593

Deputy Chief Bushfire Control Officer

Norm Flugge

0427 984 446

 

Geoff Stade

0428 211 551 

Chief Fire Weather Officer

Richard Marshall

0429 904 130

Deputy Fire Weather Officer

Barry Kowald

0407 384 097

 

Tim Harris

0428 580 678

Bushfire Brigades

CARROLUP

FCO

Steve Conning

0428 141 565

 

Matthew Kitchen

0427 976 960

DFCO

Ian Coleman

0429 955 778

 

Alan Wilson

0427 772 142

 

Chris Quartermaine

0427 214 553

 

Barry Kowald

0407 384 097

Ben Kowald

0424 528 520

CENTRAL

FCO

Kim Kowald

0438 337 708

DFCO

Alistair Dusting

0417 185 147

BADGEBUP

FCO

Tim Harris

0428 580 678

DFCO

Peter Caldwell

0428 235 006

 

Norman Flugge

0427 984 446

 

Tim Clegg

0427 771 938

 

Richard Marshall

0429 904 130

MERREBIN

FCO

Greg Garlick

0428 211 851

 

Ian Knapp

0427 904 130

DFCO

Mark Sullivan

0427 227 094

 

Matthew Kerin

0429 736 593

 

Jeff Baxter

0428 528 840

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