Fire Control

IN CASE OF A FIRE EMERGENCY, DIAL 000.

Important Fire Dates

Firebreaks

To be installed by 1st November each year and maintained until 15th April the following year.

Firebreaks on all land in the Shire are required in accordance with the Shire’s Fire Break Order, click here to view.  To download a copy of the Order Click Here.

An information sheet has been produced to assist with the planning and installation of firebreaks.
Click here to download the Management Plan.

Prohibited Burning

No fires allowed in the open 1st November until 14th February the following year.

Restricted Burning

A permit is required to burn - Please contact your Fire Control Officer - listed further down. 
(Extensions to restricted burning times may be approved).

3rd October - 31st October

15th February - 31st March

Unrestricted Burning

Subject to evaluation.

01st April - 2nd October

If you are in doubt about whether to burn or not PLEASE check with your Fire Control Officer.

Fire Control Boundaries And Officers

The fire brigade boundaries have been amalgamated as per the map below. It is yet to be decided which Fire Control Officer will be appointed to which brigade (other than the Central Brigade).

Map

Below is the current listing of the Fire Control Officers and other fire and emergency contact numbers.

OfficeOfficerContact No.Mobile No.
CHIEF FIRE CONTROL 
FIRE OFFICER
BRUCE KILPATRICK 9646 4004 0428 464 006
DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE 
CONTROL FIRE OFFICER
ROBERT FISHER 9647 2045 0427 472 045
BrigadeOfficerContact No.Mobile No.
CENTRAL DARREN BOYLE 9646 4004 0428 932 711
NORTH EAST BEN MURRAY 9647 2045 0429 460 264

MORBINNING

DEANE AYNSLEY 9646 6246 0428 466 246
DALE - KOKEBY

ROBERT FISHER

BILL BLELAND

9647 2045

9647 0254

0427 472 045
0428 472 054
DALE WEST PAUL SCHILLING 9647 1008 0427 158 908
AVONDALE ANDREW SHAW 9648 1022 0428 481 022

All absentee rural landowners / occupiers are asked to notify their Fire Control Officer of their contact telephone number and address.

Harvest Ban Officers

OFFICERCONTACT NO.MOBILE NO.
BRUCE KILPATRICK 9646 4004 0428 464 006
ROBERT FISHER 9647 2045 0427 472 045
ANDREW SHAW 9648 1022 0428 481 022

Other Important Telephone Numbers

Contact NoDetails
000 EMERGENCY - FIRE, AMBULANCE, POLICE
000 TOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE 
and BUSH FIRE BRIGADE
1300 130 039 STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE
9646 0145 HARVEST BAN HOTLINE
9646 3200 BEVERLEY HOSPITAL
9646 3333 BEVERLEY POLICE

Harvest Bans And Extreme Fire Danger Warnings

No burning whatsoever is permitted on days of VERY HIGH or EXTREME FIRE DANGER or where WINDS EXCEED 20 km/hr. Harvest bans and the prohibiting of vehicle movement in paddocks are broadcasted daily on RadioWest and ABC radio or by contacting the HARVEST BAN HOTLINE on 9646 0145.

Dress Standard for Fighting Fires

The minimum standard of dress for ALL persons attending a fire is:

  • LONG PANTS
  • LONG SLEEVE SHIRT
  • BOOTS

Any person not conforming to this standard will be requested by the Fire Control Officer to vacate the area.