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Australia's Triple Zero Awareness Working Group has developed a smartphone app for iOS and Android devices to:

  • provide the caller with information about when to call Triple Zero
  • provide the caller with information about who to call in various non-emergency situations
    • State Emergency Service (SES) (132 500)
    • Police Assistance Line (131 444)
    • Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000)
    • Health Direct Australia (1800 022 222)
    • National Relay Service
  • assist the caller to dial the relevant number
  • display the GPS coordinates of the phone's location that the caller can read out to the emergency operator.

The app is free of charge and available for download from iTunes and Google Play Stores.  

Available on Apple app storeAvailable on Google play

Police Investigate CFA Station Burglary

Police are appealing for public assistance after property valued at over $23,000 was stolen during a burglary at a shed being used to store CFA equipment in Darraweit Guim, near Clarkfield between the15th of March and 16th of March 2014.

Investigators believe the offenders entered the Quayles Road property sometime between 4pm on Saturday 15th and 7.30am on Sunday 16th March where they gained entry to a locked shed used to store equipment.

A distinctive 'Australian Lighting' tower, valued at $10,000 was stolen along with other equipment including protective fire fighting clothing, UHF radios, a 10 horsepower Mercury boat motor, infrared binoculars, Olympus digital camera and a Stihl chainsaw.

Macedon Ranges Crime Investigation Unit detectives believe the offenders have used a large vehicle or trailer to transport the stolen property which was paid for by money raised by the local community and CFA.

Detectives have released images of the stolen lighting tower, of which there are only three in Victoria.

Anyone with any information about the burglary is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au


Nillumbik Heatwave Survey

Nillumbik Council are conducting a Heatwave Survey for Nillumbik residents.  Please take a moment to complete it. 

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nillumbikheatwavesurvey

News Roundup - 24 March 2014

Safety Alert

News Roundup - 17 March 2014

Seasonal Climate Outlook - March to May 2014

Managing Emergency Service Volunteers Audit

  • The Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) did an audit on the CFA and SES on managing emergency service volunteers.  Arthurs Creek (via the BMT) were one of the CFA brigades interviewed.  
  • If you are interested in the outcomes, follow this link to the site.  There is a youtube summary, a pdf of the summary presentation and the full report.  A hard-copy of the report is at Arthurs Creek station.

Read more: News Roundup - 17 March 2014

Emergency Services Foundation – 3rd Volunteer Leaders Forum

Please find attached an application form for Volunteers who may wish to attend this year's Emergency Services Foundation – 3rd Volunteer Leaders Forum, which is being held in Melbourne on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May. Those who may wish to attend can be current Volunteer leaders or perspective Volunteer leaders.

The format for this year's forum will see Day 1 being held at the Novotel St Kilda with Day 2 consisting of a tour of the new training facility at Craigieburn. An overview of the program for the two days is provided in the attached application form.

CFA has the opportunity to have 40 members attend this year's forum (Total number of places available to agencies within the EM sector is 200). The forum is again being funded through the foundation.

Members who wish to nominate to attend can do so by forwarding their nomination direct to the Emergency Services Foundation as per the contact details on the last page of the attachment. Applications close on the 31st March 2014.

Kind Regards

Natalie Kenely
Manager Training and Development

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