Local Emergency Management


The Shire of Cranbrook is continuing to develop plans and procedures to bring together government, voluntary and private organisations in a coordinated approach to deal with major emergencies that may occur within the Shire, through its Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). Plans that are being developed cover the whole spectrum of emergency management including - prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Shire of Cranbrook has an active Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). Established under the Emergency Management Act 2005 and in accordance with the various relevant State Emergency Management Policies, it advises and assists in preparing emergency management plans with, and for the Shire.

The LEMC membership for the Shire of Cranbrook includes:

  • Shire of Cranbrook Employees
  • Shire of Cranbrook Shire President
  • WA Police Service - Cranbrook
  • Chief Bushfire Control Officer – Shire of Cranbrook
  • St John Ambulance – Cranbrook, Frankland River & Great Southern
  • Red Cross
  • Denmark & Plantagenet/Cranbrook Health Services - Director of Nursing 
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development: Agriculture and Food – Cranbrook
  • Department for Child Protection and Family Support
  • Frankland River Community Centre - Manager
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Western Australia
  • Water Corporation 
  • Western Power
  • Main Roads Great Southern 

The committee also receives advice and assistance from the District Emergency Management Advisor - Great Southern Region Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

If you have any queries or concerns relating to emergency management within the Shire of Cranbrook please contact Kevin Bransby- Community Emergency Services Manager on 9826 1008 . Please click here to view a copy of the Local Emergency Management Arrangements.

Useful Information:

DFES Bushfire Preparedness Toolkit / Plan

DFES Preparing For Storms

Emergency Evacuation Assistance Forms

The Shire of Cranbrook is compiling a list of people in the Shire who may require some additional assistance to evacuate to a safe location in an emergency event (i.e. bushfire) due to health, age or transport concerns (e.g. families who do not own a vehicle).
If you would like to have your name or a family members name included on this list (which will be kept on a confidential file at the Shire, only to be accessed by necessary staff in an emergency event) – please complete the Emergency Evacuation Assistance Forms and return it to the Shire by one of the methods listed on the form.