Why is Bushfire Preparedness Important?

Bushfires have the capacity to strike without warning and provided with the right environmental conditions, can quickly exceed firefighting resources. This event greatly impacts community, properties, homes and infrastructure, while posing great risk to human life. It is for this reason, that it is imperative that both the wider community, households and individuals are supported and informed of bushfire preparedness, awareness and survival planning. This is crucial for the City of Kalamunda to protect life, livelihood, property and community.


Why Do I Have to Prepare my Property?

It is important that individuals do not assume that the City will be wholly responsible for hazard preparedness and mitigation for each home? Our homes and our families are our personal responsibility to prepare keep safe in emergency situations.

Each one of us must take personal responsibility for our property and the safety of our family. It is critically important to understand that fire authorities will be working hard to stop the fire front and therefore may not be able to protect individual homes during a bushfire. To protect your home this fire season, you must prepare your property, a little work each month of the year will also help to prepare and protect it from other natural hazards such as storms.

It is very important for each of us to have a bushfire survival plan, understand that we are at risk, accept our personal responsibility to prepare and protect our homes and family, stay informed, and be self-reliant. This is critical to ensure self-protection during bushfires and to support the protective services provided by local and career fire services.


How can I Provide Feedback?

The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to provide feedback.

Online: http://engagekalamunda.engagementhq.com/

Hard copies are available at the City of Kalamunda Office, and at any of our libraries.

Post to: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au


What Will Happen Next?

Following the public comment period, the Community feedback will be gathered and reviewed. The results of all the feedback will also be used to guide the relevant bushfire engagement plans moving forward.


Where Can I Get More Information?

For more information contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999. We will also keep you informed through website updates, by telephone or face to face conversations if that is your preferred method of communication. Please let us know.