Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Emergency Contacts

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St. Johns Ambulance

St. Johns Ambulance Phone: (08) 9686 1020 or Kununoppin Hospital Phone: (08) 9683 2044
Emergency CB number: 5
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 000

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Beacon Silver Chain

Beacon Health Centre - Silver Chain
Phone: (08) 9686 1020

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Nearest Hospitals

Kununoppin Hospital
Phone: (08) 9683 2044
Kununoppin Health Service: 9683 0222
Merredin Health Service: 9081 3222

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Royal Flying Doctor Service

Royal Flying Doctor Activated by:
Beacon Health Centre - Silver Chain
Phone: (08) 9686 1020

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Lifeline

13 11 14
24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467
24 hours a day, seven days a week

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MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78
For men of any age

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Health Direct Helpline

1800 022 222
24 hours/7days a week for non-urgent health enquires, providing free advice and reassurance

Local Police

Local Police Phone: (08) 9685 1220
Emergency 000
Merredin Police Station (08) 9041 1322
Mukinbudin Police Station (08) 9047 1005

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Fire

Fire Phone: (08) 9686 1074 or wk (08) 9686 1092 Emergency CB number: 5
Admin Officer: Phone: (08) 9686 1104
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 000

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Fire & Harvest Bans​

Harvest Ban Hotline: 9487 0671
For the latest Emergency Services information visit: fesa.wa.gov.au/alerts
Total Fire Bans:
fesa.wa.gov.au/alerts
fesa.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans
Alerts Warnings:
Dept of Environment & Conservation Prescribed Burns: dpaw.wa.gov.au/ management/fire/prescribed-burning
Dept of Environment & Conservation Alerts
dpaw.wa.gov.au/news/alerts/bushfire-alert

SES

State Emergency Services (SES)
Located in Koorda Phone: (08) 9684 1393

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Rurallink

1800 552 002
Specialist after hours mental health telephone people in rural communities of Western Australia

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Kids Helpline

1800 551 800
For young people 5-25 years

Automated External Defibrillator Locations (AED’s)

Beacon Co-op/Grocery Store

On wall inside front entrance on Left hand side of sliding doors.

Open: Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5pm Sat: 8.30am-12.30pm

Beacon Recreation Complex 

Not Currently Available – Needs repairs.

In Gym alcove around the corner at the southern end of the Complex verandah on the wall inside double glass doors.

Alcove doors are open all hours

Beacon Country Club

Out of date Machine. Needs to be replaced.

Inside Club in main bar area.

Open: Mon & Tues 5pm –8pm, Wed/Thurs/Fri 5pm—12mdn Sat/Sun 12-2pm & 5pm—12mdn

Beacon Mens Shed

Not available yet. New AED arriving soon.

ALWAYS DIAL OOO

When there is an emergency, the public defibrillator acts as an immediate measure to use whilst waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, the use of the AED in the first few minutes can improve the chances of survival and potentially save someone’s life.

Fully automated system with voice prompts allowing inexperienced people to use it.

Located in an accessible business and community facility for anyone to use.

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Beacon Volunteer Fire Services

Brigade Captain: Calvin Potter
Phone: (08) 9686 1074 or wk (08) 9686 1092
Mobile: 0428 355 905
Lieutenant:
Truck Mobile: 0427 648 035
CB Number: 5
Administration Officer:
Karley Dunne
Phone: (08) 9686 1104

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 000

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Your local Bush Fire Control Officers are:

CHIEF BUSH FIRE CONTROL OFFICER

Damian Tomas    08 9685 128     0429 010 574

DEPUTY CHIEF BUSH FIRE CONTROL OFFICER

Gary Huckstep   08 9686 4050     0428 864 050

BUSH FIRE CONTROL OFFICERS

(Gabbin)  Terry Gobbart    08 9684 8042    0428 848 042

(Wialki)     Brett Clark         08 9686 1171    0427 486 012

(Beacon)   John Dunne       08 9686 1045    0427 861 045

(Cleary)    Tim Cashmore   08 9686 6048    0427 926 684

(Welbungin) Allan Gracie  08 9685 1226    0409 088 121

(Shire)      Jack Walker         08 9685 1202    0429 851 318

Burning Periods

Restricted Burning Period – 19th September to 31st October (A permit to Burn is required)

Prohibited Burning Period  – 1st November to 31st January (No burning)

Restricted Burning Period  – 1st February to 15th March (A permit to Burn is required) 

Permits are issued on a daily basis & conditions apply. Burning cannot be carried out on the day if a Very High or Extreme or above fire danger has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. 

Burning of Garden Refuse and Rubbish

Garden refuse and rubbish may be burnt at any time, day or night, in a properly constructed incinerator designed to prevent the escape of sparks or burning material.

Garden refuse and rubbish burnt on the ground may be burnt only between the hours of 6 o’clock in the evening and 11 o’clock of the same day and must be completely extinguished no later than midnight on that day. 

Ensure running water is on hand. Do not leave the fire unattended.

What you can and can't do during a Total Fire Ban day

A Total Fire Ban is declared on a day when a fire is most likely to spread rapidly (because of extreme fire weather) or if there are already widespread fires and we don’t have the resources to fight more.

The lighting of open-air fires or any other activity in the open air that is likely to cause a fire is banned.

In open-air, you cannot:

  • Light, maintain or use a fire (even when camping)
  • Burn leaves, garden waste or grass cuttings
  • Use an incinerator
  • Grind, weld, solder, gas cut or use any other type of ‘hot works’
  • Use fireworks
  • Operate a hot-air balloon
  • Fire up a BBQ that uses solid fuel 
  • Use an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven or stove (Some industries and activities can be given an exemption, but you will need to show that you have a proper fire plan in place. If you want more information or to apply for an exemption, visit dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans

In any area where there is bush, crops, pasture and stubble, you cannot use:

  • A car
  • A tractor
  • A motorbike
  • A motocross bike
  • A quad bike
  • A dune buggy

You can use vehicles:

  • In any area where there is bush, crops, pasture and stubble for agricultural purposes if the local government hasn’t declared a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban
  • If it’s on a road or on a lane, driveway track or in an area that has been sufficiently cleared of flammable material.

In a shed with one or more open sides, you cannot use:

  • An angle grinder
  • Power tools
  • Welder

You can use these tools inside your shed if it is fully enclosed on all sides (i.e. has a door, four walls and a roof), so sparks don’t blow outside.

In any area where there is bush, crops, pasture and stubble, you cannot use:

  • A chainsaw or lawn mower
  • A plant trimmer or grass trimmer
  • A generator
  • Bobcats, excavators, bulldozers (or any similar machines) 

You cannot use any BBQ or cooker (including Webers) that requires solid fuel: – Wood – Charcoal – Heat beads

You can use a gas or electric BBQ or cooker, if:

  • It’s a permanent BBQ in a public picnic area
  • You use it in a public space within the sign posted BBQ area
  • It’s at or in your home But, only if:
  • It has an enclosed flame
  • You clear all material around it, within a 5m radius, that can burn
  • It is always attended by a responsible adult
  • An immediate and continuous supply of water is nearby, e.g. a garden hose
  • You ensure no hot material escapes the area.

 

Looking after your farm.

The immediate welfare of your animals, such as urgent watering and feeding, has an automatic exemption.

If you’re a farmer, you can:

  • Harvest your crop
  • Feed or water your stock in a paddock

Operate or move an aeroplane or helicopter

This is assuming that a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been declared by your local government. You must also check with your local government if you need any fire suppression equipment. If you conduct any of the above activities, you must ensure: – Your vehicle is mechanically sound – The exhaust system is in good condition (free of gas leaks and/or has a well-maintained spark arrester) – That all reasonable precautions have been taken to prevent a bushfire starting.

Total Fire Ban and a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban If both a Total Fire Ban and a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban are in place, you cannot use a vehicle, equipment or machinery that’s powered by an internal combustion engine on land covered by bush, crop, pasture or stubble.

Check if there’s a Total Fire Ban in place today by:

  • Visiting the Emergency WA website (emergency.wa.gov.au)
  • Calling 13 DFES (133 337)
  • Calling the TFB Hotline 1800 709 355

Total Fire Bans affect everyone Every Western Australian is affected including farmers, campers, construction workers and residents in both urban and rural areas. If you need more information or advice call the TFB Hotline on 1800 709 355. You will be fined if you ignore a Total Fire Ban. You will get a $1,000 on-the-spot fine. And if it’s a serious breach, you could get up to a $25,000 fine and/or be jailed for 12 months.