DFES Alerts and Warnings

emergency alert

For up to date and official alerts and warnings in emergencies; visit the DFES website, tune in to ABC local radio in your area (720 am in Cockburn area) or phone the DFES information line on 13 3337. Different situations may require different resources. Internet may not always be available. These details can be entered into your emergency plan to help when they’re really needed.

DFES Alerts and Warnings

In the news: refuge blown away

In the news: Peter Baterip’s house was uninhabitable following the damage caused by a recent storm. Our team attended the call out and were able to secure the roof, tarp the furniture in the house and save precious family keepsakes. Read the article at: http://www.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Refuge-blown-away/7664829The damage storms can inflict may be great but preparing with an emergency plan and kit can help. To read more about planning go to:http://cockburnses.org.au/community/emergency-preparedness-for-people/


Cockburn SES: in the news

Cockburn SES has been featured in the local news several times recently. Thank you to Bryce at the Cockburn Gazette and also the Cockburn Soundings for helping to promote emergency preparedness and letting the community know what we do. Read the articles on our work with the tornado, recent emergencies and the cadets at the links featured below:

August 2014
Cockburn gazette, ‘Students learn from the experts’. Cockburn SES Cadets train with Cockburn SES! Visit the link below to see the article:

August 2014
August edition of the Cockburn Soundings ‘Staying safe during storms’. How to keep your family, pets and property safe during a storm.To view the article, visit page 8 on the link below:

August 2014
Cockburn Gazette, ‘Car slams into house’ reports on Cockburn SES response to a car which crashed in to a local house. Visit the link below to view:

July 2014
Cockburn gazette, ‘Damage and Power cuts in wake of storm’. SES response to tornado. Visit the link below to read the article:

Response to tornado

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Many thanks to everyone who has assisted in the response to the tornado today. Six teams responded to the 39 calls for assistance. Damage to houses included structural issues, roof tiles and flooding in varying degrees with some houses affected greatly. Many thanks to teams from Rockingham-Kwinana, Gosnells, Belmont, Kalamunda SES and also the firies who gave much needed assistance. Thanks also to other emergency responders who helped keep the environment safe. Good luck to our teams still out there and we hope everyone has a well deserved rest tonight!


SES attends storm call outs


Cockburn SES has attended 13 call outs as a result of Saturday’s severe weather. Most of the call outs were for roof damage due to wind gusts and one destructive ‘willy willy’ that affected one street in particular. Thank you to our many members that assisted (some helped even after training earlier that day!) and also to Rockingham SES who came to help too!

New DFES Emergency number

New DFES emergency number:
DFES has a new public number for the emergency information phone line – 13 DFES or 13 3337.
The phone line enables people in areas affected by emergencies to listen to recorded information about current DFES incidents. In a major incident this phone line also links to a call centre in the State Operations Centre.
The new number 13 DFES (13 3337) is now live.The old information phone line number (1300 657 209) will also link to the new line for a period of time.
Pop it in your phone to help you to be ready in an emergency!

Emergency APP

Emergency App for smart phones.


‘Helps people to call the right number at the right time.
Using a mobile phone’s GPS functionality so callers can provide emergency call-takers with their location information as determined by their smart phone. The app also includes SES and Police Assistance Line numbers as options, so non-emergency calls are made to the most appropriate number.

When calling Triple Zero (000), remember to stay focused, stay relevant, and stay on the line. Before you call, ask yourself:

*       Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
*       Is your life or property being threatened?
*       Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, call Triple Zero (000). Triple Zero calls are free.

This application is for use only in Australia’.(https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/emergency-+/id691814685?mt=8)