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Fire Restrictions Commence - 9th Nov 2015

Be aware that fire restrictions for our area commence 1am 9th Nov 2015.

 Fire restrictions during the Fire Danger Period

Fire restrictions are now in force. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.

If you don't obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted.

Other types of fire restrictions

  • Local municipalities (councils or shires) may have their own local laws in relation to lighting fires. Contact your local council to find out what local laws may be in place. Note: The local laws may be in place 12 months of the year.

Burning off during the Fire Danger Period

You need a permit to burn-off during the Fire Danger Period. You must also notify ESTA of your burn-off. Otherwise brigades might be called out unnecessarily.

Total Fire Ban days

Total Fire Bans are different to the Fire Danger Period.

A Total Fire Ban Day can be declared at any time throughout the year. No fires are to be lit in the open air on Total Fire Ban Days unless you have a special permit.

 
What happens when I dial 000?

When calling 000 it is very important to be as accurate as possible with your information, especially in regard to location of an incident. The CFA gives examples of information you will be asked for, and the more accurate information you can give - the faster and more precisely we can respond.

One of the common problems we encounter is information provided by people who are driving past an incident. It is very important you give accurate information as to where the actual incident is. People sometimes give locations of where they are at the time of the call, which may be some distance from the actual original scene itself.

Information from the CFA on 000 here

 
In an Emergency, Dial 000

If you have an emergency please do not attempt to contact the fire brigade directly.

 


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Fire Restrictions

Fire Danger Period 2015/16

In our corner of Nillumbik, fire restrictions commence 1am 9th Nov 2015.

Once the Fire Danger Period has been declared, fire restrictions come into force. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. If you don't obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted. 

The CFA website has more information 

Incidents (F5 to refresh)

  • NEWPORT, DOUGLAS PDE
    District/Region: MFB
    Location: NEWPORT
    Name: DOUGLAS PDE
    Last Updated Date/Time: 10/02/16 02:40:17 AM
    Type: Incident
    Status: Initiated
    Size: Small
    Appliances: 1
    Start Date/Time: 10/02/16 02:40:17 AM
  • FOOTSCRAY, GORDON ST
    District/Region: MFB
    Location: FOOTSCRAY
    Name: GORDON ST
    Last Updated Date/Time: 10/02/16 02:39:23 AM
    Type: Full Call
    Status: Investigating
    Size: Small
    Appliances: 4
    Start Date/Time: 10/02/16 02:39:23 AM
  • RICHMOND, BRIDGE RD
    District/Region: MFB
    Location: RICHMOND
    Name: BRIDGE RD
    Last Updated Date/Time: 10/02/16 02:36:49 AM
    Type: Structure Fire
    Status: Not Yet Under Control
    Size: Small
    Appliances: 4
    Start Date/Time: 10/02/16 02:36:49 AM
  • Today, Wed, 10 Feb 2016

    Total Fire Ban Status
    Today, Wed, 10 Feb 2016 is not currently a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central (includes Melbourne and Geelong) fire district.

    Fire Danger Ratings
    Bureau of Meteorology forecast issued at: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 04:00 PM

    Central: HIGH

    Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
    Restrictions may apply