MACEDON RANGES CFA BRIGADES - 100% VOLUNTEERS, 200% REWARDING
We’re looking for daytime responders!
Currently the Gisborne Fire Brigade is recruiting for operational members to attend emergency calls during daytime hours. This is typically between 6:00am and 5:00pm. Due to there being a sufficient number of brigade members available outside of these times, we will not be accepting applications from people who are not … Continue reading
What is the chance?
Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world. Understanding your level of risk is the first step in knowing what to do before and during a fire. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre recently released the Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for 2016-17, which shows an … Continue reading
CFA … BUSINESS AS USUAL!
“What is happening with the CFA?” “Are you all going to be fired?” “What will happen if there is an emergency?” CFA Brigades and volunteers in the Macedon Ranges have been inundated with these sort of questions since the unfortunate battle between the CFA and the Victorian Government and Unions. … Continue reading
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL): 1800 240 667 for accurate information about a fire. 000 is ONLY to report a fire sighting!
Before Burning Off
Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is generally permitted outside the Fire Danger Period.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council has local laws on burn-offs that apply year-round. Please check the councils website for more information, or contact the council directly.
Fires in your home
CFA attends more than 2,000 house fires every year. Learn how to keep your home safe this winter.
A state wide map and list of incidents are available here. It's important to not just have one source of information, and to listen to your local emergency services broadcaster (ABC 774 has the most reliable reception in Gisborne). if you are at all unsure if you can stay or go, GO.
Plan and Prepare
Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world. Understanding your level of risk is the first step in developing your Grass and Bushfire Survival Plan.