Now that everything has settled down from the fire that has burnt
approximately 2500 hectares from the Calder Fwy through to Riddells
Creek. The local fire crews will continue to patrol the perimeter of the burnt area to ensure it is safe. We would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU to the community of Gisborne and surrounding areas.
All the thank you letters, Facebook posts and sign-boards around town have been a massive moral boost for the members of the Gisborne Fire Brigade after a very busy and difficult few days. Thank you to everyone who has provided food and beverages to help feed not only Gisborne crews but firefighters, helicopter crews and support crews from surrounding
areas and interstate.
We have been overwhelmed with the community wanting to help in some way, one way you can help is by financial donations. As a 100% volunteer fire brigade we raise our funds through the community, and if it wasn’t for the community fund raising the Gisborne Fire Brigade would not have the fire trucks and equipment we have today.
We are always seeking improvements to how we can combat fires & emergencies safely and effectively and thus we still have items of equipment that we are currently seeking to acquire such as; reversing cameras for our vehicles, a water monitor for Tanker 1, eskys for each vehicle to keep our hydration drinks cool in the hot weather while on the fire ground, search and rescue torches for each of our breathing apparatus sets worn by our internal attack crews. That’s just a few items we have on our wish list.
So if you are able and willing to help us out please visit our donations page or contact our secretary Ian Large during business hours on 54282596 or leave a
message. All donations are tax deductible.
Again thank you! From all at the Gisborne Fire Brigade.