Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery on Sunday 1st April

Posted by Admin on 29 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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It's that time of year again... as summer and daylight saving come to an end, it's time to make sure household smoke alarms are in good working order. If you have a battery operated alarm, now is the time to replace the battery.

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20 / 20 - Get to Know "Alan Hopkins"

Posted by Admin on 27 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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1. When did you join The Montrose Fire Brigade? The 9th of December 2009.

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20 / 20 - Get to Know "John Tasker"

Posted by Admin on 20 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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1.    When did you join The Montrose Fire Brigade? Thursday 1983, Due to the extreme conditions and fire activity on Ash Wednesday 1983, I rang the Montrose CFA to see if I could join and volunteer my services guess what? They accepted me!

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The Declared Fire Danger Period to be lifted

Posted by Admin on 19 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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Declared fire danger to finish
The Declared Fire Danger Period is set to be lifted in the Yarra Ranges on Monday March 19.
The CFA will lift the Declared Fire Danger Period from 1am, easing restrictions on residents burning off in the open.
Mayor Graham Warren said he was relieved the fire danger had passed without any major incidents but warned residents to stay vigilant.
"Although the official period is over, it is still important to continue to actively maintain your property in a fire safe condition and practice safe behaviour," he said. Cr Warren encouraged residents in residential bushland and rural to make the most of the opportunity to carry out any burning off."With the recent stormy weather we've had, there are a lot of branches down so now is the perfect time to deal with these."Cr Warren reminded residents that burning off restrictions also apply in some areas during winter, particularly in the Dandenong Ranges. More details about Open Air Burning can be found on Council's website at www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au under the Residents heading

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Sarah Court Pre-School News Article

Posted by Admin on 19 December 2011 | 0 Comments

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Last week the Sarah Court Pre-School visited Montrose Fire Station and learned what to do in the case of a fire emergency. We were lucky to all get a turn squirting the fire hose! Back at kinder, the children showed us how carefully they had been listening. They remembered that when there is smoke, they must Get Down Low and GO GOGO – because the smoke floats up high and it’s safer down near the ground. They also remembered that if their clothes catch fire, they should Stop, Drop, Cover their Faces and Roll. We talked about how to ring triple Zero if there is an emergency.Talking to your children at home about these basic safety drills would be great reinforcement. The firefighters at Montrose fire station also suggested that all families should have a meeting spot, so that in the case of fire children can find their parents safely. The letterbox is one suggestion – perhaps you could talk about this with your family, and make sure your children know what to do.

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Lucky escape

Posted by Admin on 19 December 2011 | 0 Comments

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POLICE are calling for VicRoads to remove a "dangerous" U-turn point on Canterbury Road in Montrose following a serious collision last Thursday.
Two Yarra Ranges truck drivers were lucky to escape serious injury in the peak-hour crash.

Yarra Ranges Highway Patrol's Leading Senior Constable Ron Veldman said a large truck was travelling uphill towards Montrose when its 50-year-old East Warburton driver tried to make a U-turn at a median strip break opposite Arlie Court. He was unable to make the turn in one attempt. Kilsyth-bound traffic came over the rise – which is in a 70 km/h zone - as he tried to reverse.

A tray truck collided with the reversing truck, causing it to spin.
The tray truck continued downhill and collided with a tree, which collapsed on top of it.
Its driver, a 58-year-old Badger Creek man, and the other truck driver suffered only minor injuries.
"It could have been really bad," Leading Sen Const Veldman said. The accident occurred about 3.20pm and disrupted traffic for several hours while tow trucks removed the damaged vehicles and CFA crews soaked up several hundred litres of spilled diesel.

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Timber Yard Fire

Posted by Admin on 7 November 2011 | 0 Comments

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Tilling Timber in Orchard Street Kilsyth became involved in fire once again on Sunday 30th October around 10:35 pm.

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Are YOU prepared?

Posted by Phil Astle on 20 October 2011 | 0 Comments

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As the bushfire season approaches, we hear phrases such as "be prepared" and "have a plan", but what do we actually need to do?

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The Montrose Fire Brigade Garage Sale

Posted by Admin on 15 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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The Montrose Fire Brigade is opening its doors for its first garage sale - it on Sunday 6th November and it will be open to the public for trading from 7.00am to 2.00pm.

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2011 Brigade Dinner Dance

Posted by Admin on 11 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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On Saturday the 6thAugust the Montrose Fire Brigade held its annual Dinner Dance. This year's venue was the stunning  Sky High restaurant atop Mount Dandenong. Despite the rain, the clouds did clear to reveal the lights of the big city. It was a fantastic night with great food and great company including CFA Board Member Michael Tudball, District 13 Operations Officer Jason Lawrence and MFB Deputy Chief Officer David Youssef.

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