Fire and Emergency

DFES Information Brochure

Bush Fire Control

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer  Gary Coumbe 9046 5037 / 0447 465 037
Deputy Adam Majid 9046 5042 / 0427 465 006

Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times

Restricted 1st October - 31st October (Permit Required)
Prohibited 1st November - 31st January (No burning)
Restricted 1st February - 15th April (Permit Required)

Burning Permits

May be obtained by contacting the following:

Town Shire Administration Centre 9046 5006
Knungajin / Elabbin Gary Coumbe 9046 5037
Mangowine Dudley Squire 9046 5136
Danberrin Paul de Lacy 9046 5021
Kwelkan Andrew Coumbe 9046 5223
Campion Robyn Smith 9044 9013

An example bush fire permit can be viewed at here.

Ambulance

Coordinator - Nungarin

Eileen O’Connell

9046 5107 / 0427 465 107

Kununoppin Sub-Centre Coordinator Peter Geraghty 9047 1031 / 0428 682 832

AMBULANCE EMERGENCY: 000

Bush Fire Brigade Contacts and Fire Control Areas

AREAPOSITIONNAMEPHONEMOBILE
KNUNGAJIN / ELABBIN Fire Control Officer Gary Coumbe 90465 307 0447 465 037
Deputy Jason Davis 90465 224 0412 465 112
Lieutenant Shane Jolly 90453 073 0429 465 169
MANGOWINE  Fire Control Officer  John Shadbolt  90465 142  0427 465 072
Deputy  Dudley Squire  90465 136 0427 465 227
Lieutenant  Mark Williams 90465 038  0427 443 433
DANBERRIN Fire Control Officer  Paul deLacy  90465 141  0427 465085
Deputy  Johnno deLacy  90465 021  0400 465 000
Lieutenant  Brad O’Meagher  90465 155  0418 428 138
CAMPION  Fire Control Officer  Andrew Alcorn  90465 043  0428 453 044
Deputy  Robyn Smith  9044 9013  0438 579 797
KWELKAN  Fire Control Officer  Andrew Coumbe  90465 223  0427 427 606
Deputy   Kim Creagh 90465 002  0428 465 086
Lieutenant  Geoff Dayman  90465 061  0427 465 061
TOWN  Fire Control Officer  Vacant - -
Deputy  Adam Majid  - 0427 465 006
Lieutenant  Vacant - -

PLEASE RING THE ABOVE CONTACTS TO REPORT FIRES AND THE SHIRE OFFICE 90465 006

Fire Bans

Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban (HVMB)

The Shire of Nungarin issues HVMB's in accordance with the Bush Fires Regulations 1954. The ban will be imposed when the Chief Bushfire Control Officer believes that the use of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery during the prohibited burning times is likely to cause a fire or contribute to the spread of a bushfire.

To find out if there has been a HVMB imposed please call the Shire office 9046 5006 . You can also be added to the HVMB SMS notification list by contacting the Shire office 9046 5006

Total Fire Ban (TFB)

A TFB will be declared by Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) when extreme weather conditions are likely to result in a high risk of bushfire or if existing bushfires are stretching fire-fighting resources. A TFB prohibits the lighting of any fires in the open air as well as any other activities that may start a fire. This includes open air fires for the purpose of cooking or camping, incinerators, welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting.

To find out if DFES has imposed a TFB you can visit the DFES website.

Information on bushfire safety can be viewed at DFES Fire Chat.

Burning Periods and Fire Bans

1 OCTOBER – 31 OCTOBER STATUTORY (Need Permit from Shire)
1 NOVEMBER – 31 JANUARY TOTAL FIRE BAN (Prohibited)
1 FEBRUARY – 15 APRIL STATUTORY (Need Permit from Shire)