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Good Friday 2014
Lieutenant Mark Carter of the Gisborne Fire Brigade would like to thank the Gisborne community for raising a whopping $11018.90 for the Royal Childrens Hospital Good Friday appeal. Firefighters along with family members and Scouts hit the streets of Gisborne early this morning with the assistance of Gisbus to raise … Continue reading
Building for the future
Now that everything has settled down from the fire that has burnt approximately 2500 hectares from the Calder Fwy through to Riddells Creek. The local fire crews will continue to patrol the perimeter of the burnt area to ensure it is safe. We would like to take this opportunity to … Continue reading
Firefight enters third day
With the firefight entering a third day in central Victoria, Gisborne Brigade is continuing to do all it can to support the fight. We have crews working around the clock in strike teams and crews dedicated for local response, people supporting the temporary air base over at Dixon’s field, along … Continue reading
WHERE IS THAT SMOKE COMING FROM? WHAT TO DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY? CALL THE BUSHFIRE INFORMATION LINE 1800 240 667 FOR INFORMATION.
Fire Restrictions and Bans
Fire Danger Ratings are forecast for 4 days and a Total Fire Ban is declared by CFA on days when fires are likely to spread rapidly and could be difficult to control. If a district has not been declared a Total Fire Ban, fire restrictions may still apply for each municipality.
What can I do and what can't I do?
Find out what you can and can't do during declared Fire Danger Periods, and on days of Total Fire Ban, when fires in the open air are legally restricted.
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.
CFA will always try to provide warning of fires that may impact you.
In extreme circumstances:
• You may receive a phone call to your landline phone
• You may receive an SMS to your mobile.
Receiving a call or SMS means that you are in danger, and need to enact your fire safety plan NOW.