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Clonbinane Rural Fire Brigade - December 2020

www.cfa.vic.gov.au

No fires- No burning off in the current Declared Fire Danger period

Fuel reduction burns on private property is prohibited from Monday 7 December 2020, even if it has just rained or if you deem it safe. The law and rules still apply. When fires are lit in the fire danger period it is an offence and the police will attend the scene. Some people are misguided into believing that it is OK to burn off because it is cool weather or because we have had recent rain.

2020 Clonbinane CFA Santa Run

Clonbinane CFA has organised for Santa to be on board for a Santa run through the streets of Waterford Park on Sunday night 20 December at 6PM.    Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are unable to put on the sausage sizzle or hose games for the kids this year. We look forward to seeing all the kids standing outside their homes and waving to Santa.

Your Family’s Fire Plan

Your ability to make good decisions will be impacted by many factors. The safest plan is to leave early.    Use the FIRE DANGER RATING as a guide as to how a fire will react if one starts in your area. Clonbinane is in the North Central Region that is used for both weather and fire danger rating forecasts. Forecasted Code Red Fire Danger is fire weather that our homes are not designed or constructed to withstand in a fire.

A late decision to leave is a dangerous option. Smoke blanketed roads, blocked roads due to trees down,      emergency vehicles or even a wind change that will change the direction of the fire may prevent your escape.

State Forests and National Parks are closed on Code Red Fire Danger Days

Many of Victoria's parks and forests are bushfire prone areas. While they are great places to enjoy, during   

some weather conditions they are not safe places to be. Victoria has adopted the national system of Fire Danger Ratings. DELWP and Parks Victoria will close parks and forests (including state forests and national parks) in the relevant weather district for public safety. Also consider avoiding the forest whilst high winds are expected and/or during substantial rainfalls.

Visit Clonbinane CFA on Facebook for fire safety information.      Clonbinane CFA do not post emergency warnings, fire danger warnings or fire weather. Go to the CFA webpage, CFA Facebook page or Vic Emergency App. for up to date emergency warnings and forecast information. 

             

             For emergency bushfire information visit

                the  CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

Emergency information is available directly on your phone by installing the Vic emergency app. Once you set up the app you will then need to set up your WATCH ZONE.  Please contact the brigade if you require any bushfire survival information. Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy New Year from Clonbinane CFA

All the best for a safe Christmas and New Year. Take your time on the roads, no need to rush.   Concentrate; give your Christmas journey your full attention. – Captain John Mahoney