About Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Western Australia

As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) (formerly the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA) performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property. Supported by an extensive network of over 29,000 volunteers and 1111 career firefighters DFES works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.

Rachel Armstrong End User Representative
Murray Carter End User Representative
Su Ferreira End User Rep
Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep
Allen Gale
Allen Gale End User Rep
Lauren Gardiner End User
Steve Gray End-user
Andrew Hinton Lead End User
Tracey Leotta End User
Bren McGurk End User
Timothy McNaught End User Representative
Jackson Parker End-user
Jennifer Pidgeon End User Rep
Karen Roberts
Karen Roberts End user
Ralph Smith End User
Hannah Tagore End User
Trish Wall End User

Child-centred disaster risk reduction

Tracey Leotta End User

Northern Australian bushfire and natural hazard training

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep
Jennifer Pidgeon End User Rep

Improved decision support systems for optimal natural hazard mitigation

Murray Carter End User Representative
Timothy McNaught End User Representative

Economics of natural hazards

Murray Carter End User Representative
Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep
Timothy McNaught End User Representative

Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep
Bren McGurk End User
Jennifer Pidgeon End User Rep
Hannah Tagore End User

Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents’ preparedness and response planning

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep
Tracey Leotta End User

Enhancing remote north Australian community resilience

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep

Flood risk communication

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep

Managing animals in disasters: improving preparedness, response, and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep

The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: A system for assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep

Mapping and understanding bushfire and natural hazard vulnerability and risks at the institutional scale

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep

2014 Parkerville WA post-incident task force

Suellen Flint
Suellen Flint End User Rep

Improved predictions of severe weather to reduce community impact

Allen Gale
Allen Gale End User Rep

Using realistic disaster scenario analysis to understand natural hazard impacts and emergency management requirements

Allen Gale
Allen Gale End User Rep
Jennifer Pidgeon End User Rep

Resilience to clustered disaster events on the coast - storm surge

Steve Gray End-user

Developing better predictions for extreme water levels

Steve Gray End-user

Cost-effective mitigation strategy for building related earthquake risk

Steve Gray End-user

Impact-based forecasting for the coastal zone: East-Coast Lows

Steve Gray End-user

Optimising post-disaster recovery interventions in Australia

Timothy McNaught End User Representative

Fire spread prediction across fuel types

Jackson Parker End-user

Improving land dryness measures and forecasts

Jackson Parker End-user

Cost-effective mitigation strategy for flood prone buildings

Jackson Parker End-user

Threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour

Jackson Parker End-user

Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering

Jennifer Pidgeon End User Rep
Karen Roberts
Karen Roberts End user

Out of uniform: building community resilience through non-traditional emergency volunteering

Jennifer Pidgeon End User Rep
Karen Roberts
Karen Roberts End user

Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability

Karen Roberts
Karen Roberts End user

Factors affecting long term community recovery

Trish Wall End User