Fire Ready Session - 29/1/2016 7:30 - Gisborne Fire Station
Is your wood fire an indulgence or a life threatening danger?
On a cold winter night it’s nice to settle down in front of a wood fire. But if that wood fire isn’t being properly maintained it could change from being an indulgence to a life threatening danger. Chimney fires are caused by the accumulation of creosote and other products of … Continue reading
Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery
There are over 3,000 preventable house fires each year in Victoria alone. Smoke alarms provide an essential early warning and time to evacuate safely – but only if they work! As you wind back your clocks on Sunday 3 April 2016, be sure to change your smoke alarm batteries too! Victorian … Continue reading
If you do only one thing this fire season
Speak to the CFA Tuesday 26th January at Gisborne Fire Station. What: Fire Ready Safety Information Session Where: Fire Station, 31 Robertson St, Gisborne (it’s the building with the big red trucks in it!) When: 7:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday 26th January 2016 You’ll get the latest information about how to … 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.