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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/

               

 

 NOVEMBER 2017

 

 

Wandong Fire Brigade Service Awards and National Medal Presentations years), Graeme Edwards (20 years) and Frank Amoroso (25 years).

The National Medal is a prestigious award that recognises long and diligent service by members of recognised government and voluntary organisations that risk their lives or safety to protect or assist the community in enforcement of the law or in times of emergency or natural disaster. We were proud to have two of our members awarded the National Medal for their long and diligent service to the CFA.

Huge congratulations to Frank Amoroso and Graeme Edwards, we appreciate your ongoing service to the Community.

Santa is Coming to Town

It’s that time of year again when you can book Santa to visit your house on the back

of our fire truck. If you’re looking to make your Christmas party a little different, or

just want Santa to visit your kids or grandkids, then booking a Santa visit with us if the

perfect thing to do. Get in quick, as bookings fill up fast. Cost is $5 per child and they

will receive a show bag as well. For bookings, contact Heath McSolvin on either

0419 359 374 or wandongsanta@gmail.com

FIREREADY session at Wandong Plaza and BBQ Raffle

As the fire season approaches, you’ve probably heard that this year is predicted to start earlier due to low rainfall this ye ar leading to a higher bushfire risk. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 18th November, at the Wandong Plaza from 9am onwards where you can find out how you can be FIRE READY for the upcoming season. We’ll have lots of fun things for kids, and a free sausage sizzle as well. We’ll also be raffling off a 6 burner BBQ that was donated to us from Craigieburn Bunnings. We hope to see you there!

Mitchell Shire Resource Recovery Centres offering Free Green Waste for November

To help you get your property fire ready, Mitchell Shire Council are offering free green waste each weekend in November at their Resource Recovery Centres in Broadford, Pyalong, Seymour and Wallan. Please ensure you have removed any weeds or other material and that any branches are less than 30cm diameter so you can avoid charges and help us make better quality mulch which will be available to the community later in the year. Don't forget your photo ID showing your Mitchell address. Follow the link for other conditions, more information or to check operating times. http://bit.ly/2yYPnan

Burglary at Wandong Fire Station

We have created a fundraising page to help with the expenses of installing our 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.

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 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.