In all life threatening emergencies call for fire, ambulance, police for immediate assistance000

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

DEFS coordinates the response to a wide range of emergencies including fire, cyclones, storms floods, road crash, hazardous material spill, earthquakes and tsunami as well as undertaking search and rescue operations on land and on water.

Aiming to reduce injury, loss of life and destruction of property in the community through proactive measure, DFES helps the West Australian community prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from an emergency.

  • Western Australian State Emergency Service;
  • Fire Services of Western Australia –comprising of the Fire and Rescue Volunteer Emergency Services and the Bush Fire Services of WA;
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue In the Kimberley DFES’s regional office is based in Broome at: Kimberley DFES House Cnr Carnarvon and Frederick Streets Locked Bag 2743, Broome WA 6725


Contact Details

SES Training – DVC Archives


Derby Police

  • Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM, Mon to Fri
  • Address: PO Box 137, Derby
  • Phone: 9191 1444
  • Fax: 9193 1340


Fitzroy Crossing Police

  • Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM, Mon to Fri
  • Address: PO Box 8, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Phone: 9163 9555
  • Fax: 9163 9599

Looma Police

Note: These hours subject to change without notice

SES Training

State Emergency Service

Derby Volunteer Unit

EMERGENCIES requiring the SES call 132 500

The State Emergency Service (SES) is the Hazard Management Authority for emergency situations such as flood, cyclone, storm damage, tsunami and earthquake. The SES also responds to assist other organisations in general rescue situations such as finding missing persons, forensic search and so on.

The SES Derby Volunteer Unit has members who are trained to respond in these situations within the Derby Police District. The volunteers are available to assist the community in emergencies such as cyclone and storm damage clean up, general rescue, flood threat assistance and so on.

Training for these events includes:

  • Communications – radio voice procedures and use of equipment
  • Search techniques – by air and on land
  • Map reading and navigation
  • General rescue
  • 4WD techniques and recovery
  • Working in an emergency operations centre
  • Flood boat operation

The Unit welcomes interested new members who are dedicated and willing to volunteer their precious time to help the community. Training courses are usually held on weekends and followed up with practice at the Unit. The courses are held at one of the Kimberley DFES/SES units or in the field where practical training is needed. Derby SES also has regular training exercise in the field (out bush) to give members a taste of the “real thing”. Training nights are held every second Monday evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm at the Unit located on the corner of Derby Highway and Sutherland Streets.

If you are interested in joining the SES and helping your Community in this way please contact the Local Manager on 9191 1501 and remember WE HAVE SERIOUS FUN!!

SES Training

Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services (FX VFES)

SES Training

Derby Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service

Derby Volunteer Unit

  • Address: PO Box 83, Derby
  • Phone: 9193 1194

The Derby Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services role is to Protect the Community and their property from fires within their homes and surrounding scrub fires. They are also trained to attend vehicle accidents, hazardous chemical spills, public education, fire reduction programs and to assist other emergency service agencies, ie Bush Fire Brigade and The State Emergency Service. Training is conducted every Tuesday night at 6pm on site of the Fire Station. There are also opportunities to train at Perth and other towns in and around the Kimberley.

It’s not all work, they enjoy the occasional BBQ and odd refreshments after training. If you are interested in joining, come down to the station on training night, Tuesday 6pm.


Hamlet Grove Bush Fire Brigade