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Bush Fire Control

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Emergency Headquarters - Perth

Service

Location

Contact Number

HOSPITALS 

  
Katanning 9821 6222
 Dumbleyung 9863 4022
Lake Grace 9890 2222
DOCTORS  Katanning 9821 2155
Lake Grace 9865 1208
POLICE STATIONS     All Hours Service 13 1444
Katanning 9821 1888
Ongerup 9828 2172
Lake Grace 9890 2000
Dumbleyung 9863 4143
POISONS INFORMATION CENTRE   13 11 26
VFRS - JAWS OF LIFE Lake Grace 9865 1306
Katanning 13 14 44
WESTERN POWER All Hours Service 13 13 51
WATER AUTHORITY All Hour Service 13 13 75

 

 

Detailed bush fire information (Firebreak Information) can be found in the Shire's Bush Fire Notice which can be obtained by contacting the Nyabing Shire Office on (08) 9829 1051.

Protective Burning

No protective burning is permitted after 15 December, in any year.

Prohibited Burning Period

1 November 2013 to 7 February 2014

No burning is permitted during this period.

Restricted Burning Period

14 October 2013 to 31st October 2013

Burning is allowed during this period, but a permit is required from a Permit Issuing Officer as listed.

 

BUSH FIRE

CONTACTS

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer - Kelvin Holmes 0429 701 045                                                               

Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer - Scott Crosby 0427 291 115                                         

Assistant Bush Fire Control Officer (West) - Grant Collins 0428 291 171

Assistant Bush Fire Control Officer (East) - Wayne Tapscott 0488 204 030

 

TOWN FIRE CONTROL OFFICERS

Officer Name Area Phone # Mobile
Darren Gray  Nyabing  (08) 9829 1075  0428 314 743 
Tim Borgward  Pingrup  (08) 9820 1049  0429 082 915 
 David Long  Shire  (08) 9829 1080  0429 993 987

 

PERMIT ISSUING OFFICERS

Brigade Officer Name Phone # Mobile #
Boongadoo Scott Crosby 9829 1216 0427 291 115
  Brad Filmer 9829 1055 0428 235 022
 Mindaribin Grant Collins 9829 1171 0428 291 171
 Holland Rock Kelvin Holmes  9820 1044 0429 701 045
  Doug Smith 9820 1013 0429 201 021
 Pingarnup Wayne Tapscott 9820 4030 0488 204 030
Nyabing Town Darren Gray 9829 1075 0428 314 743
Pingrup Town Tim Borgward 9820 1049 0429 082 915


Harvest Bans

Harvest bans are only placed after particular measurements have reached a critical point. If a harvest ban has been imposed this will be broadcast as soon as possible on Radio West (Katanning, Narrogin & Bunbury), ABC Rural Radio, and ABC Radio.

If you are unsure if a harvest ban has been imposed please contact the Shire Office who will advise you.

Council Plant and Machinery

If required Council will make plant & machinery to assist in the fire fighting of fires.

Requests should be made by calling the following numbers:

David Long Mob: 0429 993 987
Shire Office Ph: 9829 1051
Shire Depot Ph: 9829 1078/1080

Fire Fighting Appliances - General

As landowners are not required to clear firebreaks on external boundaries of rural land, Council strongly recommends that an adequate fire fighting appliance, such as that which is required for harvesting, be kept in a state of readiness for the whole of the restricted burning period.

Hotline Number

Ph 9829 1247
Call for recorded information on harvest bans and movement of machinery restrictions.

For information not provided here, please contact the shire office where someone will be happy to assist you.
Phone (08) 9829 1051.