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Wandong Rural Fire Brigade

WANDONG RURAL FIRE BRIGADE

 

Rail Street, (P.O. Box 306) Wandong 3758 Phone: (03) 5787 1248

TRAINING - every Sunday from 9:30am and 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 7.00pm 

Captain:                                          Yorin Miller

1st Lieutenant:                                Liam Edwards

2nd Lieutenant:                               Terry Roberts

3rd Lieutenant:                                Heath McSolvin

4th Lieutenant:                                Natasha Lasota

President:                                        Brian Dove

Secretary:                                        Helen McMahon

Treasurer:                                        Michelle Kendrick

Communications Officer:                 Yvette Curlis

Community Safety Coordinator       Kylie Shingles

Health and Safety Officer                Craig Davis

Chairperson                                     Sandra O'Conner

Training

Training is held on the first and third Wednesday night of the month starting at 7pm. If you are interested in attending a training session to see if joining the Brigade is right for you, contact Lt Liam Edwards on 0424 896 824 or drop in to the station on a training night.

Fire Fighting Equipment Sales and Service

Wandong Fire Brigade is able to sell you firefighting equipment for your business, home or vehicle. We can provide you with many types and sizes of Fire extinguishers, Fire Blankets and Hose Reels. All profits generated go directly to Wandong Fire Brigade to help us maintain our equipment.

Contact Geoff McMahon on 5787 1248 for sales or service.

Community Recruitment

If you would like to join the Wandong Rural Fire Brigade please contact Terry Roberts (2nd Lieutenant) for more details or information wandongcfa@hotmail.com 

CFA Burn-Off Line 1800 668 511

Website: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/burning-off/

 

JUNE 2018

Wandong Fire Brigade

Trivia Night Saturday 19th May

Our Trivia night on Saturday the 19th May was a huge success. It was an awesome night and raised funds for the Brigade. Congratulations to Lisa Kelly who won the

door prize of a trailer load of wood and Dr Cat who won the chainsaw package. Shane Moore’s table were the trivia champions. Thank you to everyone who came along and a special thankyou to our sponsors for the night;

·         Stihl Shop Seymour Magpie and Stump Hotel Lyn‘s Fruit and Veg Kilmore

·         Cadbury‘s Nestle Readings Cinemas Epping

·         Bunnings Luna Park Melbourne Puffing Bully Railway Avenal Maze Jesse Laino Tennis Services Crimp Hair Lounge Wandong IGA Café #41 Bulla Family Dairy Diamond Valley Mitre 10 JB Print Partners Western Bulldogs Quality Vend Chill Kilmore Mitre 10 Total Tools Epping Tupper Vettey Amanda Allsop, KitchenAid

Road Safety

Winter brings us extra hazards on the road. A little preparation and care can go a long way to ensure yours and other road users’ safety. Check your tyres, windscreen wipers, battery, lights, brakes, heater and cooling system before heading off. Tyres are crucial to a car’s safety. In slippery conditions, like you will find in the snow fields, tyres need to be in tip-top condition. Tyres must have plenty of tread depth and no damage. They should also be inflated to the correct pressure. Remember it takes longer to stop in the wet. Increase the gap between you and the car in front of you to allow for stopping space. Ensure you are driving to the conditions and take it easy. Fog, rain, snow and ice all pose a hazard on the road. Turning on your headlights, even if it is not dark, can improve your visibility to other road users. In fog or snowy conditions, use fog lights or lights on low beam instead of setting your headlights on high beam.

Fire Restrictions

The Fire Danger Period for Mitchell Shire concluded at 0100 hours on the 1st May 2018. Within the Mitchell Shire if you live in a residential area, Urban Growth Area less than 0.4 hectare (1 acre) or semi-rural area, you can burn off on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am and 3pm. To burn off outside these times, you’ll need a permit. Fines of $200 can be issued if caught burning off outside these times. Rural areas can burn off on any day of the week. See map for clarification of rural and residential areas. All burn-offs should be registered with ESTA on 1800 668 511.