Emergency Management

Emergency Management


Legislation

Key Legislation

  • Bush Fires Act 1954
  • Bush Fire Regulations 1954
  • Emergency Management Act 2005
  • Emergency Management Regulations 2006
  • Environmental Protection Act 1986
  • Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA Act 1998
  • Fire Brigades Act 1942

Related Legislation

  • Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972
  • Conservation and Land Management Act 1984
  • Country Areas Water Supply Act 1947
  • Environmental Protection Act 1986
  • Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Act 1909
  • Wildlife Conservation Act 1950

Policies

  • National Bushfire Management Policy
  • State Emergency Management Policies
    • SEMP 2.1 – Development and Review of State Emergency Management Policies
    • SEMP 2.2 – Development and Review of State Emergency Management Plans (Westplans)
    • SEMP 2.4 – District Emergency Management Arrangements
    • SEMP 2.5 – Emergency Management for Local Government
    • SEMP 2.6 – Annual Reporting
    • SEMP 2.9 – Management of Emergency Risks
  • State Planning Policies
    • State Planning Policy 3.4 – Natural Hazards and Disasters
    • State Planning Policy 3.7 – Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas

Standards

  • AS 3959:2009 Construction of Buildings in Bush-Fire Prone Areas
  • AS 31000:2009 Risk Management

Guidelines

DFES Bushfire Publications

  • Manuals and Guidelines
    • After the Fire – A Guide to Bushfire Recovery
    • Am I at Risk from a Bushfire?
    • Bushfire Ready Group
    • Crop Fires
    • Examples of Critical Assets
    • Guidelines for Operating Private Equipment
    • Homeowner’s Bushfire Survival Manual
    • Prepare Act Survive Booklet – North West
    • Prepare Act Survive Guide
    • Rural Urban Threat Analysis
    • Winter burning Guide
    • Building for Better Protection in Bushfire Prone Areas
  • Factsheets
    • How Bushfires Behave
    • Travelling During a Bushfire
    • Renting and Bushfires – Are You Prepared?
    • Renting and Bushfires – How Prepared is Your Property?
    • Total Fire Bans
    • Factsheet 1: Bushfire Survival Plan
    • Factsheet 2:Building Protection Zones
    • Factsheet 3: Bushfire Risks and Dangers
    • Factsheet 4: Bushfire Warning Sysytem
    • Factsheet 5: Staying and Defending
    • Factsheet 6: Calandar for Preparing Your Property
    • Factsheet 7: Protective Clothing
    • Factsheet 8: Evaporative Air Conditioners
    • Factsheet 9: Safer Places in a Bushfire
    • Factsheet 10: Horses and Bushfires
    • Factsheet 11: Emergency Survival kit
    • Factsheet 13: Renting and Bushfires
    • Factsheet 14:Preparing Your Secondary Property
    • Factsheet 15: Travelling
    • Factsheet 16: Sheltering in Your Home
  • Forms
    • Total Fire ban Exemption Application Form
    • Total Fore ban Exemption Form Information Sheet
  • Checklists and Plans
    • Bushfire Checklist – Safe Harvesting
    • Bushfire Checklist – Preparing Your Property
    • Bushfire Checklist -Preparing Your Survival Kit
    • Bushfire Checklist – Leaving for a Safer Place
    • Bushfire Checklist – Prepare to Actively Defend
    • Bushfire Checklist – Travellers
    • Plan –  Bushfire Warning Levels
    • Plan – Fire Danger Ratings
    • Bushfire Survival Plan – Leaving for a Safer Place
    • Bushfire Survival Plan – Plan to Actively Defend
  • Visual Fuel Guides
    • Grass Curing Visual Guide for WA
    • Visual Fuel Load Guide for the Kimberley Region
    • Visual Fuel Load Guide for the Pilbara Region
    • Visual Fuel Load Guide Denmark
    • Visual Fuel Load Guide Esperance Plains
    • Visual Fuel Load Guide Goldfields (Part 1)
    • Visual Fuel Load Guide Goldfields (Part 2)
    • Visual Fuel Load Guide Swan Coastal Plain and Darling Scarp
  • Bushfire Protection Planning
    • Firebreak Location, Construction and Maintenance Guidelines
    • Plant Guide within Building Protection Zone
    • Guidelines for RIC Fire Management Plans
    • Model for Bushfire Management Plans
    • Building Protection Zone Standards
    • Examples of Critical Assets (Building Protection Zones)
    • Government Building Bushfire Survivability Assessment
    • Guidelines for Pastoral Station Fire Management Plans
    • Guidelines for Plantation Fire Protection
    • Kimberley Bush Fire Burning Guidelines and Firebreak Location Construction and Maintenance
  • Info Notes
    • What is a Building Protection Zone?
    • Bushfire Ember Protection Screens for Evaporative Air Conditioning units
    • Bulk Green Waste Storage Fires
    • Mulch and Cigarette Fires
    • What Protective Clothing Should I Wear When I Burn in the Bush?
    • How Do We Protect Remote Communities from Bushfires?
    • Sheds in Building Protection Zone
    • Why We Need to Manage Forest Fuel Loads in the Urban Interface Zone
    • What is the Keetch-Byram Drought Index?
    • Fuel Loads in Banksia Woodlands

Office of Bushfire Risk Management (OBRM) Publications

  • Guidelines for Preparing a Bushfire Risk Management Plan
  • Mapping Standard for Bush Fire Prone Areas
  • Burn Review Template

State Emergency Management Plans (Westplans)

  • Westplan Fire
  • Westplan Hazardous Materials Emergencies
  • Westplan Marine Oil Pollution
  • Westplan Marine Transport Emergency

SEMC WA Emergency Risk Management Guide

  • WA Emergency Risk Management Guide
  • Tools
    • WA Risk Register (WARR) Tool
    • Tailored Consequence Table
    • Criteria Tables
  • Templates
    • Risk Register Template
    • Project Plan Template
    • Hazard Scenario Template
    • Risk Statement Template
    • Local Level Risk Assessment Summary Document Template
    • ERM Consultant Quarterly Report Template
    • Final Report Criteria Checklist

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