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Wandong Fire Brigade

 

 

 

Rail Street, Wandong

Postal Address: PO Box 306, Wandong 3758

Phone: (03) 5787 1248

TRAINING – Wednesday Nights from 7.00pm 

Captain:                                          Yorin Miller
1st Lieutenant:                                Terry Roberts
2nd Lieutenant:                               Heath McSolvin
3rd Lieutenant:                                James Stephens
4th Lieutenant:                                Shane Moore
President:                                        Sandra O’Connor
Secretary:                                        Jen Moore
Treasurer:                                        Michelle Kendrick
Communications Officer:                 Yvette Curlis
Community Safety Coordinator       Kylie Shingles
Health and Safety Officer                James Peake
Chairperson                                     Sandra O'Connor

Training

Training is held on Wednesday nights starting at 7pm at the fire station. A training session is also held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. For more information contact Lt James Stephens on 0418 221 458.

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 John Simpson on 0421 319 203 for sales or service.

Community Recruitment

Wandong Fire Brigade is always on the lookout for new members.

If you would like to join the Wandong Fire Brigade or would like more information, please email wandongcfa@hotmail.com or visit our Facebook Page

CFA Burn-Off Line 1800 668 511

Website: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/burning-off/

 

NOVEMBER 2021

 

WANDONG FIRE BRIGADE

 

 

7 New Firefighters for Wandong Fire Brigade!!

After Covid disruptions, we now have 7 new firefighters who completed their General Firefighter Course and are ready to turn out. We look forward to seeing them out on the truck as we prepare for the upcoming fire season.

Storm damage

The recent storm damage led to some clean up work needed. This is particularly important around homes and exit routes as we prepare for the fire season.

With the wetter than average start to the fire preparation season, Mitchell Shire Council has waived the permit requirement for burn-offs until the start of the Fire Danger Period (FDP). Property owners and residents on most residential and semi-rural properties usually need a permit to burn piles, stumps, logs and vegetation larger than 75mm round from October to the start of the fire danger season. Under the amnesty, the normal off-season local law applies until the CFA declares the fire danger period.

Every burnoff should be logged by calling FireCom on 1800 668 511.

Keep informed

The best way to keep yourself and your family safe is to be informed of any incidents or emergencies nearby. The free VicEmergency app is the official app for emergencies within Victoria. Users can see any emergencies nearby as well as setting up user defined watch zones. You are also able to see what is the Fire Danger rating is for the current day and the next three days.

Other sources of information can also be used to keep you informed, these include the CFA website, VicEmergency website and ABC radio

Santa is Coming to Town

This is the time of year when we normally take bookings for Santa visits. At this stage, we are still unsure of how this will run this year. As soon as we have guidance on what will be allowed we will notify the community via our Facebook page ‘Wandong Fire Brigade’. We are still hopeful that we will be able to assist Santa in his Christmas Eve tour of Wandong and Heathcote Junction.

Training

Training restrictions have been lifted allowing training with greater number of members at one time. Training is Wednesday evenings and some Sundays. For more information contact Lt James Stephens on 0418 221 458.

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 John Simpson on 0421 319 203 to discuss your needs.