Fire And Emergency Services

In the case of an emergency call 000.

Bushfires

The City of Armadale is rated as one of the high bush fire risk areas in the State.

Both permanent and volunteer fire and rescue brigades, together with the City's own volunteer bushfire brigades, co-operate to ensure maximum fire protection for our City.

The innovative co-location of bushfire and fire and rescue volunteer brigades at the Roleystone Fire Station is unique and is indicative of Council's proactive approach to fire safety. There are three volunteer fire brigades within the City of Armadale. They are:

  • Roleystone Volunteer Fire Services, Jarrah Road, Roleystone.
  • Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Waterwheel Road, Bedfordale.
  • WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Forrest Road, Armadale.

Fire control officers

Below are the contact details of the City's fire control officers.

Paul Little
Chief Bushfire Control Officer, City of Armadale
City Administration
7 Orchard Avenue,
Armadale
T: 9394 5000
M: 0407 949 515

Matt Plowman
Deputy Chief Fire & Roleystone Fire Control Officer
Fire station
Jarrah Road,
Roleystone
M: 0407 509 128

Gavin Fancote
Deputy Chief Fire & Bedfordale Fire Control Officer
Fire station
Waterwheel Road,
Bedfordale
M: 0447 722 336

Other contacts
Telephone
Fire & Rescue Service Permanent Staff
9497 9046
Fire & Rescue Service Volunteers
9399 5611
Ranger Services
9394 5000

Burning

Burning is prohibited from 1 December to 31 March and permits are required during Restricted burning times 1 April to 31 May and 1 October to 30 November inclusive.

Barbeques and incinerators

Gas and electric barbeques are permitted at any time in approved locations. Solid fuel barbeques and incinerators are PROHIBITED when Fire Danger Rating is Very High, Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic.

Reducing fuel around your home

Reducing vegetation, rubbish and anything that can burn from around your home will increase its chances of surviving a bush fire. For at least 20 metres around your home and other buildings:

  • don't have thick vegetation right up to the walls of your home.
  • clear all flammable material from around houses, sheds and fences.
  • store firewood, timber, petrol and kerosene well away from the house.
  • don't have flammable trees such as conifers near buildings.
  • clear all dead leaves out of gutters regularly.
  • remove dead trees and branches which, when burning could drop on your roof.
  • remove rubbish regularly.
  • rake up leaves, twigs, and dead material regularly.
  • burn off dry grass and vegetation at the approved times and in the approved manner.
  • do not clump shrubs, ensure theres is gap - shrubs should be planted at a distance of a least threes times their height at maturity from building.