Welcome to Emergency WA.
We've created this site so you can find emergency information easier than ever before.
The site has a map-based display with the best available emergency information from across the State.
Here you can find information about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, hazardous material incidents and traffic crashes.
Overall the site's not bad on a website or a tablet but from what I've seen on a phone it could do with a couple of tweaks. There's a heap of space taken up at the top of a phone's screen with the "Are You Bushfire Ready" notification and the menu bar. It would be nice if that could be made smaller or an option to hide it.
What I do like about it is that it's designed to be a one stop shop for incidents. Until now if there was a fire for example, you had to look at the DFES alerts page and if you didn't find anything there, go to the DPaW page and so on. This integrates all the alerts into one place and even includes things like local government controlled burns and so on.
Interestingly, I was asked to be part of a research / discussion group almost exactly 12 months ago now when this website was in development. They apparently ran a few of these groups with different classes of people from emergency service workers (paid and volunteer), members of the public, etc. The questions were all mainly around the "look and feel" of the website, everything from colour choices to placement of screen elements and so on. It was a year ago now so some of the details are a bit fuzzy but I do recognise some of the elements that were up for discussion
There's already call on social media for an app to complement the website. Who knows if that'll come to fruition but in the meantime I think this website is a big step forward.