The closer you get to a fire front, the closer it gets to you! Notice over on the left hand side of the video the large smoke plume? What would you be doing if this happened to you?
Gisborne again was deployed as part of a strike team to Rochford, between Newham and Lancefield. A tractor slashing grass in a paddock hit a rock, which caused a spark and ignited nearby grass. Crew leader of Gisborne Tanker 1, Lieutenant Mark Carter said their strike team was concentrating on a area of trees and ensuring […]
Gisborne Tanker 1 was deployed as part of a strike team to help with firefighting efforts in Wallan yesterday. “A strike team is made up of 5 trucks plus a car which is the strike team leader vehicle” explained Comms Officer Bevan Moody. Brigade vehicles included in the strike team were Mt Macedon, Kyneton, Tylden, Riddells Creek, […]
Firefighters from Gisborne and District Brigades are on stand-by for possible deployment to the fire in the Mt Baw Baw area. DSE firefighters are battling a large blaze at Aberfeldy, north of Baw Baw National Park in Gippsland. The bushfire has burnt around 4,200 hectares. It’s burning out of control in the Donnely Creek area […]
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Thursday 17 January in the Wimmera, South West, Central and North Central districts, including Gisborne. No fire can be lit in the open air from 00:01 hours on 17 January 2013 until 23:59 hours on 17 January 2013. To find out what you can and can’t do on […]
Gisborne residents are being urged to check and confirm their bushfire plans ahead of a forecasted scorcher on Thursday. Severe fire danger conditions, the third highest rating, are being predicted for Gisborne on Thursday. “We’re certainly preparing for a potentially bad day on Thursday,” Gisborne CFA Captain Sam Strang said on Monday. Residents are asked […]
With a short reprieve from the high temperatures of the last few days, it’s worth checking out what you can and can’t do on days of high fire danger. CFA have a handy guide http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/ that outlines everything you need to do to be safe and reduce the risk of a fire.
The vulnerability of Gisborne to grass fire has been emphasised recently with several grass fires occuring nearby in Sunbury. In the most recent, on January 8th 2013, a large area was burnt, threatening several houses before being successfully contained by crews attending. A CFA spokeswoman said 20 hectares were burnt with a shed, car and […]
Peter Harry, 2nd Lt, husband and father was laid to rest in Gisborne today. From the Firefighters Service: “We remember him as we knew him, serving in our ranks, answering many calls, leaving comfort, security and safety to render service to all. Now he has answered his last call, and claims the promise of Jesus […]
It is with a heavy heart that Gisborne Volunteer Fire Brigade prepare to say the last farewell to a valued comrade, a close friend, a devoted husband and a great father. The sudden loss of Lt Peter Harry during a house fire in the early hours of December 30, 2012 will leave a huge gap […]