Workshop Helps Local Schools Prepare For Bush Fire Season

27 October 2020 3:30 PM

The City of Kalamunda has worked with local schools to help develop and refine their bush fire preparedness plans as the weather heats up.

The City of Kalamunda has worked with local schools to help develop and refine their bush fire preparedness plans as the weather heats up.

Local Schools Prepare For Bush Fire Season in 2020 Workshop

Mayor Margaret Thomas said 72 representatives from 53 schools, including 12 local schools1, attended the City’s Schools Bush Fire Preparedness Workshop at the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall last week.

The City partnered with the Fire and Emergency Service and Education departments, Catholic Education WA and the Association of Independent Schools of WA to develop and run the workshop following feedback from local schools highlighting their lack of confidence in their bush fire preparation.

“This workshop was created to help our local schools feel more confident heading into summer,” Cr Thomas said.

“By bringing principals and fire teams together in the one space they were able to meet, share experiences and collaborate which resulted in the participating schools feeling more comfortable, better prepared and empowered to deal with a bush fire incident.”

The workshop also ran through ways schools can work with their students and school community to develop their bush fire preparedness plans.

Initial feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive, with the Department of Education and DFES now looking at ways they can roll out more workshops across the State.

More Information

Find more details here on the City’s Bush Fire Preparedness initiative and fire prevention information or alternatively, call 9257 9999 to speak with a City Fire Officer.

1 The 12 City of Kalamunda schools that attended the workshop were: Carmel Adventist College, Carmel Adventist College Primary School, Falls Rd Primary School, Gooseberry Hill Primary School, Kalamunda Primary Education Support Centre, Kalamunda Primary School, Kalamunda Secondary Education Support Centre, Kalamunda Senior High School, Lesmurdie Primary School, Lesmurdie Senior High School, Maida Vale Primary School and Walliston Primary School.

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