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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 2020 

WANDONG FIRE BRIGADE  

 

 

Wandong Fire Brigade has had to make a number of changes to how we operate over the past 6 months due to the pandemic, in order to keep our members safe, and maintain our ability to respond to each and every incident.

Our brigade meetings have moved online, which has provided challenges and entertainment, although the mute button can be handy. Physical group training has had to be shut down, and unfortunately our training for new recruits is also on hold. More vulnerable members of the brigade have minimised their activities to reduce their personal risk. We have had to postpone community and educational activities.

No one enters the fire station unless there is a turnout, and only the required members enter the station at that time. Each member has their temperature taken before entering the fire station, hands are washed and entry recorded.

We have less crew on each vehicle to increase social distancing, and take more vehicles when required. The vehicles are wiped down each and every time they are accessed. Vehicle maintenance activities have continued, with minimal members practising social distancing and wearing PPE as required.

Members, like all of us, are required to wear masks on the way to the station and change to single use masks when entering the station. CFA members have been directed to wear single use face masks in all CFA activities where a P2 mask or other respiratory equipment is not in use.

Behaviours to retain social distance also occurs with communication between other brigades and other emergency service workers at incidents, wherever practicable whilst still performing our necessary duties.

Our mission has been constant for decades – to protect lives and property. We are doing all we can in this difficult year to achieve this.

Take care all