Lodging a DFES emergency response guide (FES-ERG)

FES emergency response guide - template - 484 Kb

This template can be used to assist in reporting a FES Emergency Response.

If the DFES emergency response guide template asks for a password, click on “X” (close document) twice or press the Esc key to open document.

When is a DFES emergency response guide (FES-ERG) required?

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) emergency response guide (FES-ERG) is required by dangerous goods sites (except petrol stations and mine sites) that store or handle more than ten times the manifest quantity of dangerous goods. The FES-ERG is required to complete the licensing process for a dangerous goods site.

Emergency planning for licensed dangerous goods sites - information sheet - 86 Kb

This information sheet explains the updated emergency planning provisions in effect from 1 January 2014 following amendment of the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007 (Storage and Handling Regulations).

Completing the FES-ERG

A site operator should complete as much of the template as possible before liaising with the officer in charge of their local fire station or regional office. This will allow the FES-ERG contents to be finalised before submission to the department.

A list of DFES offices around the State is available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Lodging the FES-ERG

Once the FES-ERG for the site has been developed and finalised in consultation with DFES, the guide can be:

  • included with the documentation if applying for a dangerous goods site licence (see licence application lodgement details)


  • emailed to the department’s Chief Dangerous Goods Officer quoting the dangerous goods site licence number.

Email for Chief Dangerous Goods Officer: dgsb@dmirs.wa.gov.au

What happens after lodgement?

The department then notifies DFES of the dangerous goods licence number, which DFES incorporates into the FES-ERG.

DFES then distributes the FES-ERG to the operator and the local fire station or regional office.

The operator must ensure that a printed copy of the site’s FES-ERG is held at the site.


For further information regarding the process for the emergency response guide please contact DFES or the department.

To contact Dangerous Goods Licensing
Phone: (08) 6251 2300
For more information on FES-ERG send a blank email to feserg@dmirs.wa.gov.au.