Burn Smart: No Time for Winter Complacency

Published on Monday, 30 May 2022 at 11:05:49 AM

Burn Smart: If you light it up, you must be able to put it out.

We may not be in prohibited or restricted burning season, but that doesn't mean we should get complacent about the risk of escaped burns.

It's important we're all aware of the risks and our responsibilities so we can Burn Smart this season.
✅ You must not leave your burn unattended
✅ You must always have the ability and equipment to contain, control and extinguish your burn
✅ You should let your neighbours know you plan to burn
✅ You must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while you conduct your burn
✅ You should always have more than one person conducting the burn
☎️ You should call DFES Communication Centre on 9395 9210 to register your burn
☎️ If your burn escapes your control, call 000 immediately. It's far safer to get back up on scene quickly to reduce the risk of a serious bushfire than to try to tackle a situation beyond your control.
DFES has a Burn Smart Guide which is a key resource for anyone considering conducting a burn.
Find more about Bushfire Readiness in Denmark and other key resources by following Denmark Bushfire Ready on Facebook and by visiting: https://www.yourdenmark.wa.gov.au/be-bush-fire-ready

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