Wellbeing Articles

Region has forwarded on a couple of articles regarding your wellbing with the current fire season:

An article by Dr Rob Gordon on Black Saturday 4th year anniversary has been published by DHS, which may also be of interest.

CFA's welfare services are available to all members and their families, including counselling support.  Refer to CFA Welfare Services on CFA Online.  You can also contact the Captain or the Secretary for a confidential discussion on how to access these services.

Fire Restrictions Are Now In Force

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From Captain Chapman:

Please keep your eye open for anything unusual in our area.  Don't challenge the driver, take the rego number and call "000" immediately.  Don't call a friend to ask if you should call "000". Better to have an innocent person questioned by the Police than have an arsonist get away.

We are very good as a community doing this.


Lachie in the news

995131-lachlan-bakewellLACHLAN Bakewell is one of hundreds of volunteer firefighters from across the state battling blazes with the support of his workplace.

The business solutions manager at Kew's Villa Maria recently found himself deep within the Cobboboonee State Forest near Drik Drik, about 400km southwest of Melbourne fighting a 7050ha fire threatening communities.

Read the article...


Latest grassland curing map


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ST 1421 to Drik Drik

1st Lt Andrew Alford and 4th Lt Lachie Bakewell have joined strike team 1421 on Yarrambat's tanker going to the Drik Drik fire at Portland.

Bets of luck, guys, and stay safe.

News Roundup - Sat 8 Dec

Fire restriction period - will start Monday 10 December 2012 for all of District 14 including Whittlesea and Nillumbik.

Strike teams rosters, checklists, etc, have been provided for the 2012/13 fire season.  Refer to Operations for them.

Seasonal Outlook - December 2012 to January 2013

District 14 Training - December 2012 Newsletter

Safety Bulletin: AWTS (Audible Track Warning Signals)

CFA Connect update:

An interesting news article passed on by Lachie:

Latest grassland curing map - 29-Nov-2012


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Staying Informed - Community Education Session

photoThe brigade, supported by CFA, are running a community education session on how you can stay informed.

The topics include:

  • How to use your listening set to learn what is happening, including learning basic CFA communications
  • Smart phone apps and how to use them
  • Social media - Facebook and Twitter


  • Location: Arthurs Creek Hall
  • Date: Thursday 6 December 2012
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Bring: Your listening set

This has been organised from direct feedback from Fire Ready Victoria session held in Strathewen in November.

Put the date in your diary, and inform your friends and neighbours.

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