Emergency Preparedness - Animal Welfare
Having a good understanding of how you will manage your animals as part of your personal emergency survival plan may significantly improve outcomes for your animal(s) and yourself.
Some key considerations when emergency planning for your animals:
- practice your animal emergency plan as part of your personal emergency survival plan
- discuss your plan with neighbours, friends and family
- ensure that your animals are microchipped, registered and wear ID tags.
- insure your animals
- put together an animal emergency kit that can be easily relocated with your animal if necessary.
We a have produced a handy leaflet to help guide you to prepare for your pets ahead of any emergency.
Over 90% of WA is bushfire prone. By putting a bit of thought and planning ahead of the season you can prepare your family for an emergency.
- Developing a plan is the first step in keeping you and your family safe. Do your Bushfire Plan today with the help of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services' useful Bushfire Plan Appopens in a new windowopens in a new window and save yourself valuable time in an emergency.
- Know where to get current information and keep up to date with alerts through the Emergency WA websiteopens in a new windowopens in a new window and continue to monitor conditions and follow advice.
- Prepare an emergency evacuation kitopens in a new windowopens in a new window before bushfire season and ensure the contents are regularly checked, accessible, and your family are aware of its location. Remember to include items for pets and vulnerable family members.
- Practice your evacuation plan and think about safe places to evacuate to. In emergencies, roads may be closed and your usual access routes diverted.
- Prepare your property by installing firebreaks and slashing any long, dry grass, clearing gutters, cutting overhanging branches and removing hazards from around the property.
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Firebreaks are a legal requirement under the Bush Fires Act 1954. Firebreaks are intended to minimise the spread or extension of bushfire and provides safe access for emergency vehicles to your property.