Emergency Services


In Western Australia warnings and emergency information is provided in various ways.  Check Emergency.wa.gov.au for all emergency warnings and information including prescribed burning, smoke alerts, total fire bans, and the fire danger rating is provided on emergency.wa.gov.au  

Internet - emergency.wa.gov.au

Radio – In Capel and surrounds ABC 684am

ABC is the official radio broadcaster of emergency information across Australia.  Find your local radio station here

DFES public information line 133 337 



Who to contact:


000 for fire or life-threatening emergencies

132 500 for SES emergency assistance

131 444 for police assistance

Warnings & Alerts

DFES public information line 13 3337 

Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) 1300 659 210

Main Roads WA 138 138

 Group of Fire Fighters with President Doug Kitchen and politicians digging the ground in front of fire trucks

Joining our Bush Fire Services

We are always keen to hear from anyone interested in joining a Bush Fire Brigade.

We have five brigades across the Shire with over 100 members. 

Joining our Bush Fire Services is a rewarding experience and not just about going and putting fires out. We also welcome community members that have skills in:

  • Community engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Maintaining the brigade facilities
  • Maintaining brigade equipment,
  • Administrative duties
  • Communications
Application Form
Volunteer National Police Certificate Consent Form