Are You Fire Ready?
Come along to our Bushfire Ready Group Street Meets and Burn SMART Demonstrations to learn about keeping safe this bushfire season. It is imperative the community and individual households are bushfire aware and know what to do.
It takes a whole-community approach, to get a whole community prepared for bushfire season. We encourage and invite the community to come along to the one of our street meets or demonstrations.
Do you live near these areas? 🏡🙋♀
- Maida Vale: Bush Fire Ready Group 17 September 2022 @ 9.30am
- Gooseberry Hill: Bush Fire Ready Group 1 October 2022 @ 9.30am
- Burn SMART Live Demonstration: 8 October @ 10.30am (Gooseberry Hill)
- Lesmurdie: Bush Fire Ready Group 15 October 2022 @ 9.30am
The City of Kalamunda is uniquely placed in the Darling Ranges, with the region being renowned for its beautiful Jarrah and Marri forests, walking trails and native flora and fauna. The natural beauty of the region however, significantly increases the area’s risk to bushfire. Bushfires have the capacity to strike without warning and provided with the right environmental conditions, can quickly exceed firefighting resources, devastating community, properties, and infrastructure, while posing great risk to the loss of human life.
It is for this reason, that it is imperative that both the wider community and individual households are supported in engaged in bushfire preparedness, awareness and survival planning. If you’ve not yet joined your local Bushfire Ready Group we encourage you to do so! Bushfire Ready is a local community action program aimed at encouraging local residents to work together in preparing and protecting their families and properties against bushfires.
How can you get involved in your local Bushfire Ready group?
Come along to meet our Bushfire Ready Group to learn about keeping safe in this area. Bushfire Ready is a community driven program established by DFES in collaboration with local government to increase the resilience of the community to bushfire risk.
The benefits of forming a Bushfire Ready group include:
- 🔥 Increasing your understanding of bushfire risk around homes, streets and the immediate surrounding bush land in your area
- 🔥 Support for developing your own Bushfire Survival Plan
- 🔥 Opportunities for meeting neighbours to develop support networks that may be needed in a bushfire emergency
- 🔥 Learning about bushfire behaviour
- 🔥 Reducing the cost that bushfire has on life, property and the environment
- 🔥 Developing realistic expectations of the capabilities and limits of emergency services during a bushfire
- 🔥 Finding out where and how to access information during a bush fire
Bushfire Ready Groups are already operating in several areas. To find out if your area has a Bushfire Ready Group or to form a group in your local area contact the DFES Community Engagement Team on:
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.