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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Christmas Eve Santa Run 2016

Christmas Eve Santa Run 2016

The annual Gisborne Fire Brigade Christmas Eve Santa Run is here for 2016. Our 100% Volunteer brigade members take delight in helping Santa around Gisborne every year. While we try to cover as much as the town as possible, you may notice some changes from previous years. The town has grown and changed, and we’re asking for your help in getting to as many people by bringing them to Santa this year. Look for the closest point that Santa will…

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November update: Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016-17

November update: Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016-17

“Following on from a wet winter across large parts of southern Australia (the second wettest winter on record for the country), September saw further rainfall, with more records broken in parts of central and western New South Wales, western Victoria, eastern South Australia and western Queensland. With this in mind, the bushfire seasonal outlook has been re-examined. Further rainfall is expected to be average to below average in most areas, and when this is coupled with summer temperatures that are forecast to be…

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Emergency information delivered to you

Emergency information delivered to you

The new app replaces FireReady and brings together emergency information and warnings from all Victoria’s emergency services, including CFA, MFB, SES, Life Saving Victoria, Department of Economic Development and Transport and Resources, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Victorian communities can now access all our emergency information and warnings through the one, centralised location. The new app can be accessed on most mobile phones and tablets, and similar to FireReady it…

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