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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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Grassfires – Don't get caught out

Grassfires – Don't get caught out

Grassfires can start anywhere and spread quickly. Reduce your risk when it’s safe to do so. Slash, mow, graze and spray grass near your home and assets, and create fuel breaks. Take care when using chainsaws, lawnmowers, tractors, welders and other machinery on warm days – they can all start fires accidentally. If you’re caught in a grassfire move to somewhere with minimal vegetation, such as a ploughed or well-grazed paddock. If you’re caught in a car, don’t get out…

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Grassfires – Don’t get caught out

Grassfires – Don’t get caught out

Grassfires can start anywhere and spread quickly. Reduce your risk when it’s safe to do so. Slash, mow, graze and spray grass near your home and assets, and create fuel breaks. Take care when using chainsaws, lawnmowers, tractors, welders and other machinery on warm days – they can all start fires accidentally. If you’re caught in a grassfire move to somewhere with minimal vegetation, such as a ploughed or well-grazed paddock. If you’re caught in a car, don’t get out…

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Ensure your property is fire ready

Ensure your property is fire ready

Gisborne CFA is encouraging all residents to clean up and prepare their properties for fire season. With the dire season projected to be longer than before, it’s vital that this short window of opportunity is taken advantage of. To assist property owners to do this, during the month of October burning off restrictions under Macedon Ranges Council’s Local Law will be lifted for those residents living on land less than 4,000 square metres (one acre). Council’s Director Assets and Operations,…

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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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Red Balloon Day

Red Balloon Day

Rob Mitchell MP recently visited the crew at Gisborne CFA to present a brand new Australian National Flag, as well as deliver some ‘Thank you Fireys’ balloons to promote National Red Balloon Day. National Red Balloon Day is February 28. It is a day when the entire community joins together to honour and thank firefighters across the country. To show your appreciation, simply tie a red balloon to your letterbox, fence, business window or a ribbon from your car on…

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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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CFA Sunday Today!

CFA Sunday Today!

Don’t forget we will be opening our doors to the public today as part of CFA Sunday. Get down and check out various demonstrations and have a chat to local firefighters about keeping safe this summer!