Monthly Archives: December 2014

Community Warnings

To help you better understand the shared responsibility of being prepared for emergencies this fire season, Victoria’s emergency services have produced an informative video series around warnings and advice. Gisborne CFA ask that you take the time to review them, and to consider your own fire plan in light of the warnings that you may or may not receive. Remember, you may be the first people to learn about a fire in your neighborhood, and your first warning may be the presence of fire. Warnings cannot take the place of a fire plan.

When warnings are issued you need to understand what each one means.

The warning level is based on incident conditions and impact on the community, therefore the first warning issued could be an Emergency Warning – the highest level of warning.

There are three different levels of warnings:


    • General information to keep you up-to-date with developments.

    • An emergency threatens you.
    • Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect your health, life and your family.

    • You are in imminent danger and need to take action immediately.
    • You will be impacted by the emergency.


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 constraints on the busy Gisborne Fire Brigade Volunteers, difficulty in maneuvering our trucks safely in courts and other dead end roads with so many children who are keen to see Santa, and the rapidly expanding township area of Gisborne, we will not be travelling down courts with Santa.

For residents living in the areas of the Rosehill estate, and Gisborne Fields we will only be stopping at the following pre-determined locations;

  • CNR of Tovey Way and Rothschild Road near the park land for Gisborne Fields, and
  • CNR of Gordon Boulevard and Morand Street for Rosehill Estate

We will be starting at around 12:30pm at Chessy Park, keep an ear out for the sirens of our fire trucks that will be approximately 5 to 10 minutes ahead of the fire truck with Santa on board.

We will only be stopping near intersections where people are gathered, or on main roads where there are people gathered.

We would like to encourage everybody to gather in the safest possible location.

Due to this format for this event, Santa may arrive at your location, at a different time than last year.

A map showing the area of travel is available Santa Route Map. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for live updates to our progression. If you require any further information feel free to contact Firefighter Tom Ruff via the Gisborne Fire Brigade or leave your details to be contacted.

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 onĀ 8 DecemberĀ 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 your community at Fire Danger Period.

Further information and more links are available at

Knowledge is the best tool when it comes to fighting fires; help spread this information by talking to your family, friends and neighbours.