Lodging a DFES emergency response guide (FES-ERG)

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 - 376 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).

Registering for a FES-ERG

The operator must first register to access the FES Emergency Guides and Plans website by completing the “Register” application via the website homepage. Under “Reason”, the operator must include proof of registration with their dangerous goods site licence application, the site’s trading name and address. DFES will reply by email with the operator’s username and password.

To register for a FES-ERG, visit the FES Emergency Response Guides and Plans website.

Lodging the FES-ERG

Once the FES-ERG for the site has been registered at the DFES website, the proof of registration should be included with the documentation if applying for a dangerous goods site licence.

For more information, see Applying for a dangerous goods site licence.

Completing the FES-ERG

The FES-ERG must be prepared and/or revised in consultation with the officer in charge of the local fire station. You are able to upload your information on the DFES website which DFES then reviews. The FES-ERG should contain practical information, including acceptable site plan/s to facilitate the response by the attending fire brigade.

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


For assistance in completing a FES-ERG for a specific site, contact the Department of Fire and Emergency Services through the local Career Fire Station or Regional District Office.

For further information regarding the process for the emergency response guide, please contact DFES or Dangerous Goods.

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.