Fire Ban Friday Part I

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 at 11:30:00 AM

Total Fire Ban

Our Community Emergency Services Manager, Lyndon Pearce, would like to share some information on the difference between fire bans in the Shire.

In addition to the conditions on the Shire Firebreak notice, you may also be legally restricted with certain activities if a Total Fire Ban or a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban is issued. These two bans are totally different from each other and one can be issued without the other or they can be on at the same time. It’s important to understand the difference between the two ban types, who issues them and what you can and can’t do if they are in effect. Today we are focusing on the Total Fire Ban.

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) is issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. This is usually the day before it comes into effect. The Shire has nothing to do with issuing the Total Fire Ban. If the ban is issued during the working week when the Shire office is open, then we generally share the information on our Website and Facebook page. Outside of office hours, the Shire cannot share or update this information. 

You can find out if there is a TFB by checking the Emergency WA website or by tuning in to ABC local radio.  You can also find out what activities are and are not permitted on a day declared a TBF on the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website.

Another great website to check out is our Bush Fire Control & Information page.

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