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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Prepare your property for summer

Prepare your property for summer

Macedon Ranges Shire Council, in consultation with local CFA brigades, has approved the lifting of burning off restrictions for the month of October for land less than 4,000 square metres. Residents must ensure that when burning off they do not create a nuisance for their neighbours and should continue to monitor any burn-off for at least seven days to ensure it is fully extinguished. Large loads of green waste (excluding noxious weeds) can also be taken and tipped for free…

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What is the chance?

What is the chance?

Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world.  Understanding your level of risk is the first step in knowing what to do before and during a fire. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre recently released the Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for 2016-17, which shows an above normal bushfire potential across North, North West and Western Victoria. Now is the best time to make sure you understand your fire risk and start preparing yourself, your family…

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