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Prepare for summer

Grassfires are a real danger in Gisborne and surrounding areas. If a grass fire threatens your home, do you know what to do? This short video will help you.  

Burning off restrictions lifted during October

With a fire season predicted to be longer and drier, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Gisborne CFA are urging everyone to prepare by reducing the fuel load on your property, and clean up around your home. To assist property owners to do this the council have lifted burning off … Continue reading

Bucket brigade

Thanks to the Diggers Rest Fire Brigade for the nomination. Gisborne CFA members and their families dug deep into their own pockets and raised $315 for research into Motor Neuron Disease. The Gisborne Fire Brigade nominate Loddon Mallee Acting Regional Commander Mark Gilmore, <- accepted! District 2 Acting Operations Manager … Continue reading

Register your burn-off. Register all burn-offs on 1800 668 511 to avoid brigade attendance.

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.

Current Incidents

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 how you would escape a fire in your home

Families who are well-prepared are more likely to escape their homes safely and without panic. Plan now to avoid tragedy..
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