Emergency Services Information
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY PHONE 000
BUSH FIRE BRIGADES
The latest contact information for FESA, Chief Bush Fire Control Officers, Senior Bush Fire Control Officers and Bush Fire Brigade contacts is attached HERE.
FIRE BREAK INFORMATION
The latest Shire of Esperance Firebreak Notice to all Owners and Occupiers of Land can be found HERE
*** All of the Fire Break dates are subject to variation. Alterations will be published on the Council Connection page of the Esperance Express.
Home, Property and Bush Fire Risk – Self Assessment Guide
The Self Assessment Guide can be found HERE
. Answer the questions on this page to assess your property’s fire risk. If you answer ‘no’ in shaded boxes, then your land may not comply with the Firebreak Notice requirements but more importantly, your property may be at increased risk of being damaged by fire.
A list of local businesses which may be able to assist you with complying with the Notice can be found HERE.
*** All of the Burning Restriction dates are subject to variation. Alterations will be published on the Council Connections page of the Esperance Express.
The fire season in the Shire of Esperance is now closed.
1 November 2012 to 31 January 2013 (inclusive)
Restricted Burning - Burning Permits Required :
19 September to 31 October (inclusive) 1 February to 15 March (inclusive)
A person must obtain a permit in writing from a Permit Issuing Officer of their Brigade area to set fire to the bush during the Restricted Burning Time. A current list of Permit Issuing Officers can be found HERE.
HARVEST AND VEHICLE MOVEMENT BANS & EXTREME WEATHER FORECASTS
Harvest Ban Information HotLine
Phone 9071 5367 for up-to-date Harvesting, Machinery and Vehicle Movement Bans operating in the Shire of Esperance.
Movement of vehicles is permitted on made gazetted roads, laneways and cleared yards during a ban.
Contact the Shire of Esperance on 9071 0666 for further information on permitted activities when a ban is in operation.
Free SMS Notification
After successful trials, the Shire of Esperance has implemented a SMS notification system to notify to the wider farming community when a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has been put in place; providing updates throughout the day, and advising when it has been lifted. The service also includes notification of Severe Weather Warnings as a service to place people on standby on potential bad fire days or prepare for a possible ban the following day.
As mobile phone blackspots remain within the Shire of Esperance it is envisaged that the SMS notification system will complement the existing Harvest Ban Information Hotline. The Harvest Ban Information Hotline will remain in place as this has proven to be a valuable tool in communicating Harvest Bans to the public
To receive the SMS notification, please complete the below form. Please refer to the map attached HERE when nominating your zone. It is important that you nominate your sub zone as 1 or 2 within the larger geographical zone to ensure that you receive the correct information in a timely manner, particularly as Harvest and Machinery Movement Bans can be lifted by Sub Zone.
If you own one or more property or your property straddles more than one zone or sub-zone please nominate all zones and sub zones effecting your operations.
If you require further clarification please contact the Community Emergency Services Coordinator on 9071 0625,
Downloadable forms are also available HERE and can be retuned marked attention: Community Emergency Services Coordinator, and posted to PO Box 507 Esperance WA 6450 or hand delivered to the Shire of Esperance Administration Building on Windich Street. Please note that telephone nominations cannot be accepted.
FIRE SAFETY (Under construction)
Bush Fire Safety
Stay or Go
Preparing your home for bush fire
"Fire Box” contents list
Emergency contact number listing to download
Home Fire Safety
Personal Evacuation Plan
LEMC/DMAC (CEO) (Under construction)
Emergency management Plan (CEO) (Under construction)