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Clonbinane Rural Fire Brigade - December 2022              www.cfa.vic.gov.au

Clonbinane CFA Open Day

Your Family’s Fire Plan
Your ability to make good decisions will be impacted by many factors. The safest plan is to leave early. Use the
FIRE DANGER RATING as a guide as to how a fire will react if one starts in your area. Clonbinane is in the
North Central Region that is used for both weather and fire danger rating forecasts. Forecasted Catastrophic
Fire Danger is fire weather that our homes are not designed or constructed to withstand in a fire. Please make
yourself familiar with the new national fire rating system. (See attached image).
A late decision to leave is a dangerous option. Smoke blanketed roads, blocked roads due to trees down,
emergency vehicles or even a wind change that will change the direction of the fire may prevent your escape.
Fire Danger Warnings
Visit Clonbinane CFA on Facebook for fire safety information. Clonbinane CFA does not post
emergency warnings, fire danger warnings or fire weather. Go to the CFA webpage, CFA
Facebook page or Vic Emergency App. for up-to-date emergency warnings and forecast
information. Emergency information is available directly on your phone by installing the Vic
emergency app. Once you set up the app you will then need to set up your WATCH ZONE.
Fire Danger Forecast
After considerable high rainfalls this spring there is a high likelihood that substantial grass growth will occur.
This long grass will cure and die off. With this comes the substantial risk of fast-moving grassfires. These are
predicted to occur in late summer and autumn. Please remember the difference between a good summer and
a bad summer can be just one day.
Please contact the brigade if you require any bushfire survival information. Merry Christmas and a Safe,
Happy New Year from Clonbinane CFA.
All the best for a safe Christmas and New Year. Take your time on the roads, no need to rush. Concentrate;
give your Christmas journey your full attention.

Capt John Mahoney