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Annual Christmas Eve Santa Run
The Gisborne Fire brigade have been bringing Santa to the streets of Gisborne on Christmas Eve for over 30 years. The 100% volunteer brigade work hard to find ways to ensure the kids of Gisborne get to see Santa and get some lollies the day before Christmas. With increasing time … Continue reading
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Fire Restrictions
The Fire Danger Period for this summer will commence in your municipality (Macedon Ranges Shire Council) at 0100 hours on 8 December 2014. The commencement of the Fire Danger Period depends on local conditions that lead to increased fire risk. Find out more about what restrictions will soon be in place in … Continue reading
Dry spring sparks bushfire outlook update
Across south eastern Australia, spring has been unseasonably dry and with the expectation of a hot and dry summer the bushfire seasonal outlook for 2014-15 has been re-examined for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. This has resulted in the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC issuing an update to the Southern … 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.