Department of Fire and Emergency Services

DFES plays a major role in coordinating emergency service response throughout Western Australia

More than 1,600 DFES staff, plus 26,000 emergency services volunteers are on hand to help the WA community prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property. This includes bushfires, structure fires, cyclones, storms, floods, earthquakes, HAZMATS, and more.

During an emergency, you can stay up-to-date by checking a range of sources including:

  • Emergency WA
  • DFES Facebook and Twitter
  • 13 DFES Recorded Information Line (13 3337)
  • Local ABC radio or news bulletins
  • Monitoring your immediate surroundings

To report a fire, or in the event of a life threatening emergency, always call 000.

To create a bushfire survival plan visit

For more information on how to prepare for emergencies visit