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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/

 

DECEMBER 2018                              

                                                                                                                                                                  

Local crew travel to Queensland to help with their fires.

In early December, members from CFA District 12 including Wandong Captain Yorin Miller joined other CFA crews, Parks Victoria crews and Forest Fire Management Victoria crews to head north to relieve tired crews in Queensland They are there at the time of writing, and we look forward to hear-ing their stories on their safe return.

Santa is Coming to Town

Has Santa ever visited your Christmas function on a fire truck? If you’re having a family BBQ or end of year party it’s a great way to help celebrate the festive season. There’s still time to book a visit from Santa on our fire truck for your Christmas function.Cost is $5 per child and they’ll receive a show bag as well.

We don’t take bookings for Christmas Eve as Santa is busy travelling around all the streets in Wandong and Heathcote Junction on the fire truck, so look out for him!

For bookings, contact Heath McSolvin on either 0419 359 374 or wandongsanta@gmail.com

FIREREADY session at Wandong Plaza

We had a lovely FIREREADY day at the Wandong Plaza, spoke to many locals with many kids having a jump on the jumping castle and a squirt the hose to put out the fire in our “house”.

Get Your Property and Family Ready NOW

It is so important to prepare your property before and during the Fire Season, and perform regular maintenance. Write your Fire Plan and let everybody in the family know. What is your trigger to leave? What will you do on Extreme days? What will you do on CODE RED days? What will you take when you evacuate? Where will you go? For information check out the CFA website. www.cfa.vic.gov.au

The Fire Season has been declared for Mitchell Shire

The Fire Season was declared on the 12th November 2017 and will continue until 1st May 2018, unless revoked earlier. You can not light a fire in the open air without written permit from CFA or a Municipal Fire Prevention Officer. If we attend an illegal burn during this time the police will be called and fines will be issued. For information on what is allowed during the Fire Danger period and on Total Fire Ban days see http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/

Training

Day training sessions are run on Thursdays beginning at 12.30 and finishing around 3pm, prior to school pick up time. Night Training is on Wednesday nights starting at 7pm at the fire station. Training will be cut back during January. We are looking forward to opening up day training to new recruits in February. If you are free on Thursdays we would love for you to join us! For more information contact Lt Liam Edwards on 0424 896 824.

Fire Equipment Maintenance

Installing and Maintaining your Fire Suppression Equipment is required under the Building Code of Australia. Trained Wandong Fire Brigade members volunteer their time to provide this service to the Community and in turn raise funds for the Brigade to purchase equipment that protects the Community. All servicing carried out is compliant with the required Australian Standards. Our Forward Command Vehicle and FEM trailer have been provided through the work of these volunteers, and local individuals and businesses utilising this important service. If you are in need of Fire extinguishers, hose reels, fire blankets or ongoing maintenance of your equipment contact Geoff McMahon on 5787 1248 to discuss your needs.