Western Australia (WA) is vulnerable to a range of natural hazards such as bushfire, storms, floods and cyclones purely because of the climate and environment.
Other hazards we face as a community are caused by people and these may include oil or chemical spills, mining or industrial explosions. All hazards are dangerous and pose a threat of causing injury, loss of life, and creating damage to property, agriculture and the environment.
As WA’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES’s) mission is to create a safer community, reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage.
Preparation is critical to help people get ready for the unexpected. DFES provides a range of hazard prevention campaigns and programs to raise safety awareness in the community.
How we work together with the community is important and part of this process also involves you. The more we can do to prepare ourselves the more effectively emergency services can direct their resources and respond timely to incidents.
It is important to plan ahead for emergency situations especially if you live in areas prone to natural disasters, it could save you and your family’s life.
This website provides you with clear advice, resources and practical actions to prepare for and cope during a range of emergencies.