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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/

               

 

 AUGUST 2017

 

 

Burglary at Wandong Fire Station

Wandong Fire Station was broken into on the night of Sunday the 9th / Monday the 10th July 2017. Equipment stolen and station damage was estimated to be to the value of $13000 - $15000. Equipment stolen includes chainsaws, a generator, a thermal imaging camera, helmet torches and a cordless drill kit.

This equipment is not supplied by the CFA. This equipment is purchased by the brigade and is only possible due to the many hours of fundraising that is conducted by the volunteers at Wandong Fire Brigade.

While most of the stolen items will be covered by insurance, we desperately need to update our security and protect our station, people and equipment in the hope that this never happens again. Much of what was stolen was purchased ourselves and these things are vital for our brigade.

We have created a fundraising page to help with the expenses of installing a security system. We are really grateful to everyone who has donated so far to our appeal, and there is still time to donate or share this info. https://www.gofundme.com/support-wandong-cfa

If you have any information on the break in at the Wandong Fire Station on 9th or 10th July 2017 please contact Wallan Police Station on 5783 0400 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Wandong Fire Brigade Recruiting Now

Wandong URGENTLY needs firefighters who are available on weekends and outside business hours. The next summer fire season is rapidly approaching and we need you now! Joining the brigade is a great way to meet new people and support your local community. It’s free and you’ll be provided with all the training you need. We are a family friendly brigade made up of 100% volunteers!! Training will start from September 1st.

We will have a free sausage sizzle at the Wandong Plaza on Saturday 19th August. Come down and meet some of our members and find out more or Contact Training Officer Liam Edwards on 0424 896 824 & email4liame@gmail.com or Captain Yorin Miller 0418 568 598 & yorin.miller@members.cfa.vic.gov.au

Wandong Kinder Visits

Some of our firefighters had an exciting visit to the Wandong Kinder 4 year old classes to talk about home fire safety, smoke detectors, how to dial 000 and what to do if there is a fire at home or kinder. The kids had great questions and were enthusiastic in practicing how to “Get down Low, and Go, Go, Go” to get out of a smoke filled building. We look forward to going back again later in the year.

Weather

Spring is fast approaching, and we have not had much rain so far this Winter. Households need to begin the clean up around their property in preparation for the upcoming fire season.

Burning Off

Mitchell Shire Council allows burning off, in town areas, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am and 3pm. You must register your burn-off with the CFA Burn Off Line on 1800 668 511.

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. 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 Com-munity 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.