Annual Christmas Eve Santa Run 2017

Annual Christmas Eve Santa Run 2017

The Gisborne Fire brigade will again be taking Santa along the streets to deliver lollies this Christmas Eve. Keeping in with the past few years we are stopping at areas where large groups of people have gathered, like intersections for example. We no longer travel down every street and down dead end courts. For residents living in the areas of the Rosehill estate, and Gisborne Fields we will only be stopping at the following pre-determined locations; CNR of Tovey Way…

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Time to start preparing your property for fire

Time to start preparing your property for fire

Many communities throughout Victoria are already experiencing dry conditions, which places them at risk of fire. The current hot weather around Gisborne is reinforcing that time is getting shorter to prepare for fire. Now is the time to prepare your property, not on a hot, dry day with a strong northerly. As summer intensifies with rising temperatures and drying vegetation, so does the risk of uncontrollable fires, especially over the Christmas and holiday period. Living near the dense forest, bush,…

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Prepare for summer

Prepare for summer

Black Saturday February 7th 2009, saw much of Victoria engulfed in the worst bushfires in the State’s history. With temperatures over 46C and 90 km/h winds, the devastation created included the loss of 173 lives, over 500 people were seriously injured, 2029 homes lost and thousands of lives changed forever. This video was produced for the Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House with funding from the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF). Production Fine Focus Video and Photography. The Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House…

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Above normal fire season forecast for Victoria

Above normal fire season forecast for Victoria

Even though snow is currently blowing through Gisborne, looking into spring and summer the  Bushfire CRC has projected the likelihood of severe fires to be higher than normal. With most of Australia experiencing a combination of above average temperatures and below average rainfall over winter, large parts of the country face above normal bushfire potential for the fire season. The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 shows the most at risk areas. The warmer and drier than average weather over recent months, combined with the…

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Slow down when you see red and blue!

Slow down when you see red and blue!

New road rules announced by the State Government this week will reduce the risks to CFA members when responding to emergencies and help them fulfil their important roles more effectively. From 1 July, drivers must slow to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicle responding to an incident with flashing lights or a siren sounding. CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington welcomed the new rules, which would apply to all CFA vehicles with flashing lights or sirens. “CFA has…

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