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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 2017

 

 

Elections

Brigade elections were held in April and the new executive committee starting June 1st 2017 for a 2 year term is as follows.

Captain Yorin Miller Chairperson Sandra O’Connor

1st Lieutenant Liam Edwards Secretary Helen McMahon

2nd Lieutenant Terry Roberts Treasurer Michelle Kendrick

3rd Lieutenant Heath McSolvin Community Safety Co-Ordinator Kylie Shingles

4th Lieutenant Natasha Lasota

Communications Officer Yvette Curlis

Fire Services Reform

You may have heard the announcement by Government of a Fire Services Reform and the introduction of Fire Rescue Victoria, with CFA becoming a fully volunteer service. Our understanding is that there will be no changes to the capability or services provided by the volunteers at Wandong Fire Brigade.

Good Friday Appeal

Wandong Fire Brigade collected $7980.20 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal this year. We had a turn out during the day but had enough crew to continue rattling tins. Thank you to everyone who stopped by.

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

Daytime training sessions have now changed to Thursdays beginning at 12.30 and finishing around 3pm, prior to school pick up time. 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 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.