Fire brigades reorganisation

Fire brigades reorganisation

Fire Services Reform On May 19 the State Government announced a significant reform to the way fire services are delivered in Victoria. A key component of the reform will be the establishment of new organisation called Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) to service metropolitan Melbourne and major regional centres. It is not yet known what will be defined as metropolitian and major regional, or how these areas will interact with the volunteer brigades that surround them. FRV will bring together MFB…

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Anzac day 2017

Anzac day 2017

Each year the Gisborne Fire Brigade has the honour and opportunity to march alongside veteran Diggers for the ANZAC service held at the War Memorial in Howey Reserve, Gisborne. A wreath was placed on behalf of the brigade by Fire-fighter Barrotta and 4th Lieutenant Radnedge, and was accepted by Gisborne Scouts on behalf of all who have served. “As a brigade we are very privileged to have an invitation extended to us each year to march alongside our nations war…

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Burn off period restrictions lifted

Burn off period restrictions lifted

The CFA has advised that the Fire Danger Period for Macedon Ranges Shire will end at 1.00am on Tuesday 18 April, 2017.  For information on burning off, see: Burning Off or like the Macedon Ranges Emergency Alerts Facebook page. Please ensure that all burnoffs are within the council regulations, particularly with regards to property size. If you are on less than 4000 square meters, you  will need a permit to burn off except in specified conditions. Please see the council web page on…

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Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery

Smoke alarms save lives With the end of daylight savings fast approaching, it’s important to talk about our household smoke alarms. On average, there are 3,000 house fires in Victoria each year, many of which could end in tragedy without working smoke alarms. CFA is partnering once again with Bunnings to raise awareness of smoke alarms and home fire safety. All Victorian Bunnings stores will have a smoke alarm and home fire safety display in store from Monday 27 March…

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Grassfires – Don’t get caught out

Grassfires – Don’t get caught out

Grassfires can start anywhere and spread quickly. Reduce your risk when it’s safe to do so. Slash, mow, graze and spray grass near your home and assets, and create fuel breaks. Take care when using chainsaws, lawnmowers, tractors, welders and other machinery on warm days – they can all start fires accidentally. If you’re caught in a grassfire move to somewhere with minimal vegetation, such as a ploughed or well-grazed paddock. If you’re caught in a car, don’t get out…

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