Flashy fire signs

Sound Telegraph
City of Rockingham fire prevention officer Helen Edwards and Mayor Barry Sammels at the new fire danger rating sign on Patterson road.
Camera IconCity of Rockingham fire prevention officer Helen Edwards and Mayor Barry Sammels at the new fire danger rating sign on Patterson road.

The City of Rockingham has replaced its manually operated roadside fire danger rating signs with solar-powered electronic ones.

Four existing signs on Patterson Road, Rockingham, Safety Bay Road, Baldivis, Mandurah Road, Singleton, and Mundijong Road, Karnup, have been replaced. A fifth sign is positioned in a new location westbound on Kulija Road, Baldivis.

The signs receive instant updates from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services through the mobile phone network to automatically change the fire danger rating display.

Information such as total fire bans, firebreak due dates and severe weather warnings can be added.

Flashing beacons will activate during emergencies, total fire bans or catastrophic fire ratings.

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