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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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Morgan's IGA supports brigade

Morgan's IGA supports brigade

On Tuesday 28th April, Morgan’s Supa IGA Gisborne, continued their significant support for the CFA when Store Manager Daniel Muscat presented the Gisborne Fire Brigade with a donation of $2,221.54 as part of IGA’s state-wide Community Chest program. Regional and smaller communities rely on this type of support to help provide a range of services and it is particularly vital to the CFA in both urban and rural areas. Volunteer Fire Brigades are able to maintain and improve the emergency…

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Morgan’s IGA supports brigade

Morgan’s IGA supports brigade

On Tuesday 28th April, Morgan’s Supa IGA Gisborne, continued their significant support for the CFA when Store Manager Daniel Muscat presented the Gisborne Fire Brigade with a donation of $2,221.54 as part of IGA’s state-wide Community Chest program. Regional and smaller communities rely on this type of support to help provide a range of services and it is particularly vital to the CFA in both urban and rural areas. Volunteer Fire Brigades are able to maintain and improve the emergency…

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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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Rest in Peace, Peter

Rest in Peace, Peter

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 Christ that death is but the opening of another door. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, Like the wideness of the sea, there’s a kindness…

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Standby For Flood Relief

Standby For Flood Relief

CFA fire fighters from the Macedon Ranges are on standby to assist in flood ravaged NE Victoria.Emergency crews are at Nathalia where 400 homes are at risk if levees are breached. Water levels have peaked but are expected to remain high for several days. Group duty officer Peter Harry says following a phone conference Friday, plans are in place to back up local crews who have been battling the floods for more than a week.“There is still a big job…

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Flash Floods Hit Gisborne

Flash Floods Hit Gisborne

Heavy rain caused havoc across the state on Monday with several local houses and a Kindergarten reporting flooding. CFA were called to assist SES deal with numerous calls following the torrential rain, dropping more than 100mm on Gisborne. More than a month’s rainfall fell in a day as a storm front moved across the state, with flash flooding causing chaos and partially closing some local roads. Gisborne CFA crews assisted with sand bags at several homes and a Kindergarten.

TFB Day Fire Highlights Fire Risk

TFB Day Fire Highlights Fire Risk

A small grass and scrub fire in Bullengarook on Sunday- a day of Total Fire Ban, had fire fighters on their toes.

A 3 brigade response to the fire in Mulchahy’s Rd quickly bought the fire under control, however fire fighters on scene said it was only the quick response that saved the day.