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Bushfire Publications


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Bushfire Manuals, Guides and Brochures

DFES-Bushfire-After-the-fire-bushfire.pdfAfter the Fire - A Guide to Bushfire Recovery1173 KB
DFES-Bushfire-Am_I_at_risk_from_bushfire.pdfAm I at Risk from a Bushfire?1438 KB
DFES_Bushfire-Bushfire_Ready_Groups.pdfBushfire Ready Groups554 KB
Examples of Critical Assets.pdfExamples of Critical Assets37 KB
FESA-Bushfire-GuidelinesforOperatingPrivateEquipment.pdfGuidelines for Operating Private Equipment2438 KB
DFES_Bushfire-Homeowners_Survival_Manual.pdfHomeowner's Bushfire Survival Manual5822 KB
Prepare_Act_Survive_Booklet-North_West.pdfPrepare Act Survive Booklet_-_North_West856 KB
DFES_Bushfire-Prepare_Act_Survive_Booklet.pdfPrepare Act Survive Guide2161 KB
FESA-Bushfire-Rural_Urban_Threat_Analysis.pdfRural Urban Threat Analysis702 KB
DFES-Bushfire-Winter_Burning.pdfWinter Burning Guide3194 KB

The Building Commission’s guide, Building for better protection in bushfire prone areas is also available for homeowners who wish to improve the design and construction of their home to minimise potential damage from bushfires.

The Policy and Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas are available on the Department of Planning website.


Fact Sheets​

DFES_Bushfire-Factsheet-How_bushfires_behave.pdfHow Bushfires Behave82 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Renting_and_Bushfires-Are_you_prepared.pdfRenting and Bushfires - Are you Prepared?744 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Renting_and_Bushfires-How_prepared_is_your_property.pdfRenting and Bushfires - How prepared is your property?813 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Total_Fire_Bans.pdfTotal Fire Bans656 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Bushfire-Survival-Plan.pdfFact Sheet 1 - Bushfire Survival Plan673 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Building_Protection_Zones.pdfFact Sheet 2 - Building Protection Zones672 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Bushfire_Risks_and_Dangers.pdfFact Sheet 3 - Bushfire Risks and Dangers1059 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Bushfire_Warning_System.pdfFact Sheet 4 - Bushfire Warning System800 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Staying_and_Defending.pdfFact Sheet 5 - Staying and Defending1144 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Calendar_for_Preparation.pdfFact Sheet 6 - Calendar for Preparing your Property1165 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Protective_Clothing.pdfFact Sheet 7 - Protective Clothing679 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Evaporative_airconditioners.pdfFact Sheet 8 - Evaporative Air Conditioners800 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Safer_Places_in_a_bushfire.pdfFact Sheet 9 - Safer Places in a Bushfire669 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Horses_and_Bushfires.pdfFact Sheet 10 - Horses and Bushfires631 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Emergency_Survival_Kit.pdfFact Sheet 11 - Emergency Survival Kit719 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Fire_Danger_Ratings.pdfFact Sheet 12 - Fire Danger Ratings616 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Renting_and_Bushfires.pdfFact Sheet 13 - Renting & Bushfires705 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Preparing_your_secondary_property.pdfFact Sheet 14 - Preparing Your Secondary Property652 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Travelling.pdfFact Sheet 15 - Travelling During a Bushfire607 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-Sheltering_in_Your_Home.pdfFact Sheet 16 - Sheltering In Your Home636 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Factsheet-How-To-Keep-Informed.PDFFact Sheet 17 - How do I keep Informed?194 KB
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Bushfire Forms

DFES-Application-form-FireBanExemptions.pdfTotal Fire Ban Exemption Application Form397 KB
DFES-Application-form-Info-Sheet-FireBanExemptions.docxTotal Fire Ban Exemption Application Form (Information Sheet - Editable)95 KB
DFES-Application-form-Info-Sheet-FireBanExemptions.pdfTotal Fire Ban Exemption Application Form (Information Sheet)208 KB
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Bushfire Checklists and Plans

FESA_Bushfire_Checklist-Safe_harvesting.pdfBushfire Checklist - Safe Harvesting163 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Checklist-Preparing_your_property.pdfBushfire Checklist - Preparing your property201 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Checklist-Preparing_your_survival_kit.pdfBushfire Checklist - Preparing your Survival Kit97 KB
DFES_Bushfire-Warning_Levels.pdfPlan - Bushfire Warning Levels255 KB
DFES_Bushfire-Fire_danger_ratings.pdfPlan - Fire Danger Ratings81 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Checklist-Leaving_for_a_safer_place.pdfBushfire Checklist - Leaving for a Safer Place69 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Checklist-Prepare_to_actively_defend.pdfBushfire Checklist - Prepare to Actively Defend84 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Survival_Plan-Leaving_for_a_safer_place.pdfBushfire Survival Plan - Leaving for a safer place49 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Survival_Plan-Plan_to_actively_defend.pdfBushfire Survival Plan - Plan to actively defend48 KB
DFES_Bushfire_Travellers_Checklist.pdfBushfire Checklist - Travellers1022 KB
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Research - Visual Fuel Guides

FESA-Grass_Curing_Visual_Guide.pdfGrass Curing Visual Guide for WA2053 KB
FESA-Kimb_Visual_Fuel_Load_Guide_2007.pdfVisual Fuel Load Guide for the Kimberley Region2112 KB
FESA-Pilbara_Visual_Fuel_Load_Guide_Pilbara_09.pdfVisual Fuel Load Guide for the Pilbara Region7646 KB
FESA-VFLG_Denmark.pdfVisual Fuel Load Guide Denmark3420 KB
FESA-VFLG_EspPlains.pdfVisual Fuel Load Guide Esperance Plains2674 KB
FESA-VFLG_Goldfields_Part1_0-9_6T_ha.pdfVisual Fuel Load Guide Goldfields (Part 1)2962 KB
FESA-VFLG_Goldfields_Part2_10-30+T_ha.pdfVisual Fuel Load Guide Goldfields (Part 2)1912 KB
Visual Fuel Load Guide Swan Coastal.pdfVisual Fuel Load Guide Swan Coastal Plain and Darling Scarp8833 KB
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Research - Bushfire Protection Planning

FESA Firebreak Guidelines_std.pdfFirebreak Location, Construction and Maintenance Guidelines1928 KB
FESA_Guidelines_for_RIC_Fire_Management_Plans.pdfGuidelines for RIC Fire Management Plans1308 KB
FESA_Model_Bush_Fire_Management_Plan.pdfModel_Bushfire_Management_Plan1521 KB
FESA-Building_Protection_Zone_Standards.pdfBuilding Protection Zone Standards538 KB
FESA-Examples_of_Critical_Assets.pdfExamples of Critical Assets (Building Protection Zones)37 KB
FESA-Government_building_survivability_assessment-8-12-V3.pdfGovernment Building Bushfire Survivability Assessment291 KB
FESA-Guidelines_for_Pastoral_Station_Fire_Management_Plans.pdfGuidelines for Pastoral Station Fire Management Plans751 KB
Guidelines_for_Plantation_Fire_Protection_2011_final.pdfGuidelines for Plantation Fire Protection3054 KB
Kimberley_Bush_Fire_Burning_and_Firebreak_Booklet_2007.pdfKimberley Bush Fire Burning Guidelines and Firebreak Location Construction and Maintenance3711 KB
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Research - InfoNotes

DFES-InfoNote-BuildingProtectionZone.pdfWhat is a Building Protection Zone? (Withdrawn)818 KB
DFES-InfoNote-BushfireEmberProtectionScreens.pdfBushfire Ember Protection Screens for Evaporative Air Conditioning Units1003 KB
DFES-InfoNote-GreenWaste.pdfBulk Green Waste Storage Fires720 KB
DFES-InfoNote-MulchandCigaretteFires.pdfMulch and Cigarette Fires915 KB
DFES-InfoNote-ProtectiveClothing.pdfWhat protective clothing should I wear when I burn the bush?346 KB
DFES-InfoNote-RemoteCommunities.pdfHow do we protect remote communities from bushfires?706 KB
DFES-InfoNote-ShedsinBuildingProtectionZones.pdfSheds in a Building Protection Zone (Withdrawn)684 KB
DFES-InfoNote-ForestFuelLoadsinUrbanInterface.pdfWhy we need to manage forest fuel loads in the urban interface zone681 KB
DFES-InfoNote-WhatisKBDI.pdfWhat is the Keetch-Byram Drought Index?675 KB
Fuel Loads in Banksia Woodlands.pdfFuel Loads in Banksia Woodlands709 KB
The Effects of Pyrocumulonimbus on Fire Behaviour Management Info Note.pdfThe Effects of Pyrocumulonimbus on Fire Behaviour Management1100 KB
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Please also refer to the Reports page for Major Incident reviews.

FESA-Investigation-of-house-losses-Toodyay-Fire-2009.pdfInvestigation of the House Losses in the Toodyay Bushfire 29 Dec 20092123 KB
FESA-Investigation-of-house-losses-Roleystone-Kelmscott-Fire-2011.pdfInvestigation of the House Losses in the Roleystone/Kelmscott Bushfire 6 Feb 20113384 KB
Margaret River Fire 23 November 2011 - House Loss Survey Final Report.pdfMargaret River Fire 23 November 2011 - House Loss Survey Report8165 KB
DFES-Report-on-Bushfire-Behaviour-House-Damage-Parkerville-Mt-Helena-Stoneville-12-Jan-2014.pdfReport on Bushfire Behaviour and House Damage and Destruction during the Parkerville, Mt Helena and Stoneville Bushfire on 12th January 20146526 KB
DFES-Bushfire-Experiences-Parkerville-Bushfire-Jan12-2014.pdfCapturing Community Members' Bushfire Experiences - Interviews with Residents Following 12 January 2014 Parkerville Fire2002 KB
DFES-Bushfire-Experiences-Parkerville-Bushfire-Jan12-2014-Supplementary-Report.pdfCapturing Community Members' Bushfire Experiences - Interviews with Residents Following 12 January 2014 Parkerville Fire - Supplementary Report6439 KB

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