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DFES - Department of Fire and Emergency Services

An intense bushfire

Fire has a plan. Do you?

In WA, bushfires can happen anywhere, at any time. You can't outrun or outlast it, so take 5 minutes to outsmart it.

Make a plan today
Thick clouds forming around a cyclone

No two cyclones are alike

If you are not prepared for the worst in a cyclone, you are putting yourself, your family and your property in danger.

Prepare your cyclone plan
Building on fire

It only takes minutes for a fire to engulf your home

Even the smallest fires can quickly become out of control. But with a few simple steps, you can help keep your loved ones safe.

Prepare your escape plan
A lightning storm

Never underestimate a storm

Storms cause millions of dollars in damage each year and can have a devastating impact on your property and family.

Prepare your storm plan
Sky view of flooded area

Floodwaters have hidden dangers

Floods are the second highest cause of death from natural hazards in Australia, with 9 out of 10 flood related deaths on WA roads involving a local.

Prepare your flood plan

DFES, supporting volunteers everyday


We support over 26,000 volunteers who provide an invaluable contribution to the community performing a variety of operational, administrative and functional support roles.

Learn more

Volunteer Nathan Donald

"I really enjoy the challenge and knowing that I am making a difference to the community"

Nathan Donald

SES Volunteer Jane Smith.

Visit us at Perth's historic first Fire Station


With free entry, the Education and Heritage Centre features engaging exhibits and activities that make learning about safety fun for all ages.

Find out more

Children wearing and holding firemen gear