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2018 FIRE READY MEETINGS

2018 FIRE READY MEETINGS

This year we have scheduled 4 Fire Ready Safety Information Sessions for the community to attend. We are holding joint sessions with Gisborne and Bullengarook Fire Brigades.  Everyone is welcome to attend either of the venues. Each of the sessions will be the same. If you cannot make the sessions in November you are most welcome to attend in January. The format has changed from previous years. This year we will be having speakers from Macedon Ranges Council, the SES…

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CAN OUR TRUCK GET TO YOU?

CAN OUR TRUCK GET TO YOU?

Many communities throughout Victoria are already experiencing dry conditions, which places them at risk of fire. Now’s the time to prepare your property. Even if you plan to leave early, preparing your home could increase the chances of your home surviving fire. Make sure you: Keep grass cut to less than 10cms long. Dispose of dry grass, leaves, twigs and loose bark from around your home. Keep gutters and roof areas clear of leaf litter. Keep woodpiles away from your home….

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When you change your clock, change the battery in your smoke alarm

When you change your clock, change the battery in your smoke alarm

Gisborne CFA has attended many house fires over the years that it has been around, and one of the most reassuring things that we experience is going into a building with the smoke alarms making a racket, and all the people usually in the house on the grass outside, waiting for us. One of the most frightening things that we face is knowing that there is a person inside who has become incapacitated as they didn’t know there was a…

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Helping kids learn

Helping kids learn

            Last Wednesday Members of the Gisborne Fire Brigade visited the Good Start Early Learning Centre in New Gisborne. Lieutenant Bevan Moody, who Manages Community Engagement for the Brigade, said that visiting schools and Kindergartens is an integral part of CFA’s service to the community. “We visit schools and kindergartens regularly to teach children the importance of Fire Safety and Fire Awareness from an early age. Topics include, having an active fire plan, working smoke…

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Bushfire Preparation Meeting – 8/1/14

Bushfire Preparation Meeting – 8/1/14

Come along to your local Fire Ready meeting at Gisborne CFA to find out the must-have information for this fire season. Every season is different so even if you’ve attended a meeting before, it’s important to attend this one. We live in an area with a high fire risk, and preparation is the key to survival. Speak to CFA about: How and where bush, grass or scrub fires are likely to start and spread around your area The most essential…

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Latest media release. Gisborne FB

Latest media release. Gisborne FB

The Fire Danger Period in the Macedon Ranges is now in force. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. If you don’t obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted. CFA in conjunction with Victoria Police have a zero-tolerance policy regarding illegal fires. It is imperative that all residents are particularly cautious when mowing and using powered equipment outdoors. For further…

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

(L-R) Fire fighters Rex Pilgrim, Jason Gruevski, & Mark CarterIt is a known fact that a smoke alarm can save lives simply by giving your family early warning of fire. However a smoke alarm with a flat battery is just as bad as no smoke alarm at all. House fires are more common in the winter months, so fire fighters from CFA and MFB are urging all homes to take a few minutes and check your smoke alarms. A campaign…

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