Prepare your home for Fire Season

Prepare for a bushfire

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has Fire Chat publications (published by DFES) opens in a new window that can help you prepare your property in the instance of a bushfire, including:
  • Bushfire ember protection
  • Total fire bans
  • Fire safety in your home
  • Fire safety caring for seniors
  • Guide on home fire safety
  • Picking up the pieces
  • Evaporative air conditioner
  • Am I at risk of bushfire?
  • Prepare, Act, Survive
  • Bushfire warnings and emergency
  • Are you bushfire ready information program.   

Prepare a survival kit

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has a Bushfire Preparation Toolkit opens in a new window which will help you to act quickly in an emergency.

Protect livestock

Your plan should include any pets and livestock. Please watch the Bushfire preparedness for small landholders video. It is about the Black Saturday experiences of a farmer and horse owner in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria.

Emergency contact and staying up to date

Please view the City’s information on emergency contacts for information on who to call during an emergency. If it is a life threatening emergency please call - 000. ABC Radio (720AM) broadcasts up-to-date information on bushfire and other emergencies.

How to prepare your home for fire season - video series

It is important to know the risks of a bushfire and how to be prepared in the event of a fire emergency. View our 'Preparing your home for Fire Season' video series on how to best prepare this Summer. 

Bushfire risk

Bushfires happen every summer and are a natural part of the Australian landscape. Learn what types of properties are most at risk and some simple precautions you can take to reduce that risk.

For accessibility purposes the transcript of this video is linked in the 'related documents' area below.

How to prepare your family for fire 

Do you and your family have a survival plan if a bushfire threatens your property? Here are some things to consider when designing your plan.

For accessibility purposes the transcript of this video is linked in the 'related documents' area below.

What to do if a bushfire threatens your property

If a bushfire threatens you, it's important to know your trigger for evacuating or staying to defending your property. See how you can best prepare.

For accessibility purposes the transcript of this video is linked in the 'related documents' area below.

What the City is doing to mitigate the risk of fire 

The City of Cockburn has developed a Bushfire Risk Management Plan to better understand the local area, values at risk and plan for bushfire mitigation. Find out what that plan includes.

For accessibility purposes the transcript of this video is linked in the 'related documents' area below.

How fires react in our bushland areas

A fire has three essential requirements: fuel, heat and oxygen. Deprive it of any one of these, and it will go out. Learn more about fire danger in our bushlands.

For accessibility purposes the transcript of this video is linked in the 'related documents' area below.

Jandakot Volunteer Bushfire Brigade 

Meet Gavin, your local volunteer bushfire brigade hero. Find out how Gavin got in to the industry and why he loves serving for Jandakot.

For accessibility purposes the transcript of this video is linked in the 'related documents' area below.

More information and contact

Please contact the City’s Fire and Emergency Management area for more information on Home Emergency Plans on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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