Saturday, January 17, 2009

selby cfa prepares residents

I went along to one of the information sessions on bushfire preparation being held by my local CFA Brigade, Selby. They are useful sessions to attend and provide timely advice about what to do in the case of a bushfire.

If you are interested in attending a session in Yarra Ranges click
here to find out if there’s one locally, but make sure you’re quick as most sessions are currently well underway.

Graham Crichton from the Ferntree Gully CFA provided lots of useful advice and a had great deal of knowledge about fire behaviour. Graham suggested that residents make the incident report from the CFA
website their home page at the office (and home) during bushfire season as a way to ensure you have up to date knowledge on any fire activity in your area.

Graham handed out these CFA reusable bags, I'll be using mine to keep my firefighting clothing in so its readily at hand in the case of bushfire.

He also handed out the Victorian Bushfire Information Line number, 1800 240 667. Anyone wanting up to date information on bushfires in their area can call this number, which is particularly useful if you are out on the road or away from a computer.

The most important thing you need to do is decide whether you are going to leave early or stay and defend. A really useful site to visit to ensure you are fire ready is
Fireready, it contains all the information you need to develop a survival plan and is well worth a visit.

I congratulate all the local CFA brigades for their ongoing support of our local communities, their dedication is outstanding.

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