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If you live near bush, even in a metropolitan area, bushfire is a real threat to you and your family, and the Direct Care Workers (service providers) who provide services to you.  

Bushfires are unpredictable and happen every year. The single biggest killer is indecision. To survive a bushfire, you must be prepared to make your own decisions – you cannot rely on emergency services or your service provider when a bushfire threatens.

DFES encourages you to prepare for the threat of bushfire and develop a BE SAFE AND LEAVE EARLY PLAN with the help of your family or personal support network and share this plan with your service provider.


THE SERVICE PROVIDERS WHO SUPPORT YOU MAY ALSO BE AT RISK IF A BUSHFIRE THREATENS.
It is important that your service providers know your bushfire plan information in order to develop their own emergency policies and procedures.


For a printed copy of DFES’ BE SAFE AND LEAVE EARLY PLAN, please ask your service provider or contact DFES on (08) 9395 9816 or email communitysafetyresources@dfes.wa.gov.au

IN A BUSHFIRE EVERY FIVE MINUTES COUNTS
ESPECIALLY YOUR NEXT FIVE MINUTES

Take 5 minutes to have a Fire Chat ​with your family or personal support network.
Answering 3 simple questions could save your life.


Click here to get started with your Fire Chat now.

For further information on bushfire preparedness, and access to DFES’ Bushfire Factsheets and resources click here.

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