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Emergency Management

Emergency Information and Contacts

000 for fire or life threating emergencies

132 500 for SES (e.g. storm damage)

13 14 44 for Police (non urgent assistance)

How can I receive emergency information?

Alerts and warnings about emergencies occurring in Western Australia may be available at Emergency WA

Public information line: 13 33 37

Website: www.dfes.wa.gov.au

ABC Radio: 720AM

Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Recorded Information Line: 1300 659 213.

Here you can find information about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, hazardous material incidents and traffic crashes.

This information is sourced from a range of agencies including:

Refer to your local utility providers for information about outages or faults.

How to Prepare for an Emergency

Western Australia faces a range of natural and man-made hazards, many of which have the potential to threaten life, cause injury, damage property and the environment.

Local government is the level of government closest to the community and is best placed to ensure appropriate plans and systems are in place. In recognising this, the City of Fremantle is committed to ensuring the safety of our residents.

Evacuation Centres

Local venues that may be used as evacuation centres are:

·         Fremantle Town Hall

·         Samson Recreation Centre

·         Tricolore Community Centre

If you need to evacuate, first seek shelter with family or friends. The Department of Communities is responsible for the opening and management of an evacuation centre. Its location will depend on the nature and extent of the incident. The details of the nominated centre will be published in official warnings.

Recovery

The City is responsible for the recovery of affected individuals, communities and infrastructure following an emergency. Recovery begins with the response from the Hazard Management Agents (HMAs).Information on the recovery process and available services may be published here.

The City will also relay public information messages via its website, Facebook & Twitter 

Emergency Management Committees

The City promotes local emergency planning and preparedness through the Local Emergency Management Committee. Together emergency management arrangements are developed, updated, and exercises conducted to ensure the City, Governments and Community Agencies are prepared for emergencies that may occur in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas.

In the event an emergency or large-scale incident should occur and in meeting our legislated responsibilities under the Emergency Management Act 2005, the City has developed local emergency plans.(LEMP)

Community Safety Officers

The City’s Community Safety Officers are responsible for enforcing local laws in relation to Ranger related duties as well as provide a mediation role to assist the Police, business community, locals and visitors to Fremantle.

Officers conduct security patrols of the CBD and surrounding suburbs using bicycles and vehicles and are on duty from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm, seven days a week. Particular attention is given to areas where anti-social activity is known to occur and the well-known dog exercise areas within the City’s boundaries.

The City's officers strive to be the first responders to anti-social or nuisance behaviour and low level criminal activity such as street drinking and shop lifting. If you require assistance, the City's Community Safety Officers can be contacted on 1300 360 666.

As part of council's zero tolerance approach to criminal, anti-social and nuisance behaviour, the City of Fremantle has authorised the Community Safety team to issue infringements for street drinking and nuisance behaviour in public places under an existing local law. These powers will not extend to private property.

Security patrols will be extended to 2.00 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with the team focusing on dealing with low level criminal activity within the City’s car parks, main streets and the surrounding suburbs.

The team can be contacted on 1300 360 666 if you wish to report any issues or require security patrols of a location.

Bike Safety

How to keep your bike safe

Using a good quality lock is always the best way to keep your bike safe. Cable and chain locks might seem tough but they are actually fairly easy to break. The reality is if it’s not D –locked, it’s not locked.

A D-lock provides the best protection for all bikes, but only when it is used correctly.

 A D-lock should be used to lock your front wheel and the bike frame to the U-rail on the bike rack. Never lock just your wheels or just the frame.

Lock your bike in a well-lit visible area.

Remember to also secure any accessories such as helmets and lights – or take them with you.

REGISTER IT

REPORT IT

With these simple steps, we can all help to reduce bike theft within the City of Fremantle.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a program to help neighbours watch out for neighbours.

Getting involved is easy.

It is as simple as getting to know your neighbours and exchanging contact information.

The program combats crime in the most effective way – before it starts – by reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

Your neighbours know who you are, what type of car you drive, and may be the first to notice a suspicious person at your door or window. A police officer on patrol are not always aware of the normal comings and goings in your street.

You and your neighbours are in a position to observe strangers and/or strange behaviour and report these suspicions to police. By simply getting to know the neighbours around you, you will be well positioned to recognise someone or something that’s suspicious.

Crime prevention is everyone’s business. Residents of a community are all responsible for its protection.

Neighbourhood Watch is a method of reducing crime by encouraging you to learn how to recognise and report suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, and how to make your home less inviting as a target for thieves.

Neighbourhood Watch is a good way to start conversations in your community and build safe, strong, caring, connected and happy communities!  Click here to go to Neighbourhood Watch

eWatch

WA Police and Neighbourhood Watch WA have partnered to deliver ewatch, an online local community safety initiative. Ewatch is an email based system that connects residents to their local police and council. Residents who join ewatch receive regular email updates on crime trends and statistics, safety initiatives, emerging issues and events that are specific to their area. For more information and to join, please go to www.ewatch.com.au

Nyoongar Outreach Service

Nyoongar Outreach Service (also known as Walyup Mort), is partly funded by the City of Fremantle and performs a vital role in reducing anti-social behaviour on our streets. The Nyoongar Patrol aims to reduce negative interaction and conflict between indigenous people with law enforcement agencies using mediation skills. The patrol provides free transportation out of the City to those that require it and offers referrals to other agencies when needed. They also deliver social and welfare services to indigenous people who are homeless, affected by substances, display anti-social behaviour, are a risk to themselves and the general community.

Patrol times are:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11.30 am-6.30 pm

To contact the Nyoongar Outreach Service phone 0405 307 132.

CCTV

The City of Fremantle is a very safe and liveable City, however like any City it is affected by antisocial behaviour and criminal activity. In an effort to address these concerns the City has developed a CCTV system as part of their overall Community Safety and Crime Prevention Strategy.

The aim of the CCTV system is to:

  • reduce crime levels by deterring potential offenders;
  • reduce the fear of crime;
  • help ensure a fast, effective response in emergency situations;
  • assist in the detection and prosecution of offenders;
  • help secure a safer environment for the people who live in, work in and visit the City of Fremantle.

The CCTV system is live monitored during peak periods allowing officers to observe and report issues to Police or the Community Safety team, allowing them to respond before the incident escalates.

The CCTV cameras are located in key areas within the CBD and are clearly marked to notify people entering the area their activity may be monitored.

Footage will only be released to:

  • Police – for the purpose of investigation or prosecution;
  • Lawyers/Solicitors – for the purpose of legal defence of their client
  • Members of the public – defending themselves in Court.

New CCTV locations will be determined in conjunction with WA Police and local stakeholders.

For all enquiries please email CCTV@fremantle.wa.gov.au

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