Emergency Preparation and Response

Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA)

When an emergency occurs, it's vital that you and your family are prepared to either evacuate immediately or have the resources available at home to be able to live comfortably for several days without power, water and access to shops. Read more about your:

Local Emergency Management Committee 

Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA),

Local Recovery Management Plan

Local Emergency Evacuation Plan 

Local Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications Fact Sheet 

Preparing for Bushfires


The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) provide a range of information and brochures to help residents prepare for and respond to bushfires. 

Resources

Are you Bushfire ready?  checklist
Prepare, Act, Survive bushfire survival plan template.


DFES Total Fire Ban Information Line: 1800 709 355.

Preparing for a Power Outage During Bushfires

To help prepare organisations and local residents for a power outage during bushfire season Western Power have developed a brochure and short checklist which can be accessed below.

Checklist.

Outages and restoration times can be monitored by visiting westernpower.com.au or downloading the Western Power app to a mobile device. Faults, emergencies and power interruption information can be accessed through our emergency line on 13 13 51. For general enquiries please call 13 10 87.

Preparing for natural disasters

Read our information brochure on how to prepare and stay safe during a natural disaster.

information brochure

Develop an Emergency Plan

Make sure you're aware of all of the potential emergencies that may occur in the Shire of Narrogin and make sure your plan will apply to all. Take the time now to sit down with all of your family members and make everyone aware of what to do and where to go, should an emergency occur.

Where to go

In the event of a major emergency, designated evacuation centres are set up for the community to seek refuge.  The locations are dependent on where the emergency is taking place.  For more details read our Evacuation Information Brochure.

Evacuation Information Brochure.

In some cases, it may be safer to stay where you are. Please listen to the radio and follow the advice of the Emergency Services people.‚Äč  

Prepare your property for all emergencies

Are you Emergency Read?  Here is a simple guide.

Other things to consider

  • find out how to turn off your power, water and gas supplies;
  • cut lawns and keep them short (and green, ideally);
  • remove dead grass;
  • remove dead branches from trees and any that are overhanging your property;
  • arrange for a qualified tree doctor to remove tree branches overhanging power lines;
  • remove piles of rubbish and paper, particularly from near buildings;
  • remove leaf litter from gutters and roofs;
  • install smoke alarms and ensure existing ones are working;
  • take advantage of the three greenwaste and one hardwaste pick-up every year;
  • ensure loose items that could possibly damage your property in strong winds are secured; and
  • maintain your firebreaks.

Prepare your emergency survival kit

The following list of items are an example of what could be in your kit, however the list is dependent on individuals needs and should be carefully thought out:

a  battery-operated transistor radio on hand to listen to alerts;

a  first aid kit and manual;

a  torch (with spare batteries), candles and waterproof matches;

a three days' supply of canned foods, can opener, plate  and utensils;

a water in containers - (for three days)

a  medications, toiletries, sanitary supplies;

a  change of clothes, strong shoes and gloves, goggles;

a  Nappies, baby food, bottles, formula if required

a  combination pocket knife;

a food and items for your animal (see Evacuation Plan brochure);

a money including change for a public phone; and mobile phone charger

a  portable stove with gas