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Radio goes digital
Many people enjoy following the action of Gisborne CFA on a radio scanner. With the transition to a fully digital radio network, these radio receivers no longer work. The reliance of many people on the radio transmissions to keep in touch has led to the CFA providing internet streams of … Continue reading
Morgan’s IGA supports brigade
On Tuesday 28th April, Morgan’s Supa IGA Gisborne, continued their significant support for the CFA when Store Manager Daniel Muscat presented the Gisborne Fire Brigade with a donation of $2,221.54 as part of IGA’s state-wide Community Chest program. Regional and smaller communities rely on this type of support to help … Continue reading
When you change your clock, change the battery in your smoke alarm
Gisborne CFA has attended many house fires over the years that it has been around, and one of the most reassuring things that we experience is going into a building with the smoke alarms making a racket, and all the people usually in the house on the grass outside, waiting … Continue reading
Not sure if that is smoke from a fire or a planned burn off? Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL): 1800 240 667
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.