Fire Ready Session - 29/1/2016 7:30 - Gisborne Fire Station
If you do only one thing this fire season
Speak to the CFA Tuesday 26th January at Gisborne Fire Station. What: Fire Ready Safety Information Session Where: Fire Station, 31 Robertson St, Gisborne (it’s the building with the big red trucks in it!) When: 7:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday 26th January 2016 You’ll get the latest information about how to … Continue reading
TODAY 31st December 2015 IS A DAY OF TOTAL FIRE BAN
TODAY 31st December 2015 IS A DAY OF TOTAL FIRE BAN NO FIRE IS PERMITTED IN THE OPEN AIR For advice, check the CFA Website.
Tomorrow, Fri, 18 Dec 2015 is a day of Total Fire Ban
Tomorrow, Fri, 18 Dec 2015 has been declared a day of Total Fire Ban in the Wimmera, South West, North Central and Central (includes Melbourne and Geelong) district(s) of Victoria. No fires can be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air from 12:01 AM on Fri, … Continue reading
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL): 1800 240 667 for accurate information about a fire. 000 is ONLY to report a fire sighting!
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.