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BUSHFIRE RISKS & DANGERS

BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE

Bushfires happen every summer; the can start suddenly and without warning. If you live in or near bushland you need to understand the risks and dangers that  bushfires cause.

Remember that flames are not the only risk you face in a bushfire.

Download and read your Bushfire Risks and Dangers fact sheet - Here

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What can't I do on a Total Fire Ban day?

During a Total Fire Ban you are not allowed to light, maintain or use a fire in the open air, or to carry out any activity in the open air that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire.

For ALL your Q & A Follow this link...

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans/Pages/TotalFireBanWhatCantIDo.aspx

Remember any sign of smoke ring 000

Report any suspicious activity especially around your local bush tracks and bridle trails.

PREPARE, ACT, SURVIVE...   Stay safe this weekend folks!

From Glen Forrest Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.

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GLEN FORREST VBFB OPEN DAY!

OUR OPEN DAY, EVERYONE WELCOME!

Date: 23rd NOVEMBER 2013

Start: 1000hrs - Finish: 1400hrs

Bring the family, children welcome, visit your local brigade, meet all the firefighters, see the vehicles,.

  • For the children or young at heart there will be Face Painting, Dress Ups in Fire Uniform for Photos.
  • Water Squirt at targets.
  • For the Adults there's video presentations.
  • Information and Presentation Tables for the Brigade (Volunteering) and Burning Advice.
  • Sausage Sizzle and Refreshments.

Come along and tour your local fire station, ask questions or even join!

Our meeting room displays the history of the brigade, of times gone by..... Do you remember this beast?

Blitz Tanker

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2012 - 2013 GFVBFB BRIGADE YEARLY ROUND UP

SUMMARY OF YOUR GLEN FORREST BRIGADES COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 2012 - 2013

  • We attended 42 fires doing 775 hours of fire fighting as a brigade.
  • Our callouts were not just fire calls we also assisted with storm damage and a missing person.
  • We did 19 hazard reduction burns total area of 22 hectares and 710 hours.
  • We were on station for 780 hours totalling 2265 hours for brigade activities.

THANK YOU TO ALL BRIGADE MEMBERS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION AND GREAT EFFORTS THIS PAST YEAR.

FCO:  P. Sully

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