Arthurs Creek & Strathewen RFB

  1. Last post to the blog
    We now have a brigade website: It is still a bit rough around the edges, but from now on all news, dates and documents will be posted to the website, and not to this blog. This is the last post to this blog. If you have any troubles accessing or navigating the website, please contact Geoff.
  2. New pagers
    We are getting new pagers, in theory before the start of the fire season.  This is what they look like.   Yes, a bit "back to the future" - based on the old Orange pagers. Specs of the pager: Geoff
  3. Relay For Life - CFA MWNR/District 14 Team - 2012
    I am sending this email to you all as a challenge to your brigade members to enter a team in the Doreen Relay For Life event (details below). CFA Northern & Western Metropolitan Region/District 14 has entered a team in the Doreen event and would welcome relaying alongside additional CFA teams…… I believe the Doreen Juniors have entered a team which is fantastic.  A warm welcome is extended to
  4. New arterial roadworks
    Bridge Inn Road, Mernda Wednesday 25 July to Tuesday 30 October, 9.00am - 3.30pm   Near Cravens Road Lanes closed in both directions as required Traffic will be alternated through the open lane Speed limit reduced to 40km/h Private contractor works Melway: 390 E9
  5. Media training - bookings closing this week
    If anyone is still interested in media training could you please RSVP by COB this Friday, 27 July. At this stage, the only course that will be able to go ahead (due to numbers) will be Advanced Spokesperson training on 13 August. There are still four places left in this course, which is being held for Operational staff and Managers – Regional Directors/Managers of Community Safety/Operations
  6. Latest from CFA Connect
    Gas leak in Wonthaggi, Fiskville Fact File, Chief's Q&A
  7. VFBV And UFU Joint Communique - Important Message to All Victorian Careers and Volunteer Firefighters
    Members will be aware, last year the Australian Parliament unanimously recognised occupational cancer for firefighters by enacting presumptive legislation to protect Federal firefighters. The presumptive legislation was the result of an Australian Senate Inquiry that accepted international and scientific evidence that firefighters have an increased risk of contracting specific cancers due to
  8. Concept medium tanker photos
    Some photos from Mike of the new Medium Tanker that was on show at South Morang. From the deck behind the driver looking towards the rear.  Note the new style of tank.  These can be fixed/replaced much more easily and quickly than the current fibreglass ones.  Front tank is a fresh drinking water supply. Rear of truck.  Tank-fill inlet is on the left hand side.  Note the two
  9. Bendigo Bank Grant Presentation
    A couple of photos from the Bendigo Bank Grant Presentation at Bridges.
  10. Fire Services Commissioner Stakeholder Forums
    Please refer to the attached letter about some upcoming FSC stakeholder forums about Emergency Management in the New Era. Geoff