Country Fire Authority staff will be in Cobram to chat with locals about the must-know information they need to get through this summer.December 12, 2012 5:00am
Country Fire Authority staff will be in Cobram to chat with locals about the must-know information they need to get through this summer.
The Fire Ready meeting will be near the corner of Wondah St and Simms Rd tonight from 7
The authority’s community education co-ordinator Paul Verbeek said CFA relied on Cobram locals to take responsibility to keep themselves up-to-date on topics such as emergency warnings, what Fire Danger Ratings mean and how to plan what they and their families intend to do this summer.
‘‘If there is a fire then we’ll be out fighting that fire where it has most impact,’’ he said.
‘‘We won’t be taking trucks to individual properties, or making personal calls.’’
Mr Verbeek said people attending the meetings would learn about where fires were most likely to start and spread this year, and the different options available for monitoring fire information.
‘‘Seasonal factors like weather, conditions and fuel loads, as well as advances in technology, mean that each year is different. So even if you’ve attended a meeting in the past it’s still important to go to this one,’’ he said.
‘‘This Wednesday’s session is all about you avoiding that last-minute panic. We have already seen a lot of activity around the Cobram area and this is highly unusual for this time of the year.’’
Residents can ask questions and talk about what further support is available to help them plan and prepare.
Elements of the vision for revitalising the Shepparton central business district are falling into place.
The Tungamah Football Netball Club has completed a fairytale season to clinch the Picola and District Football Netball League South East Premiership with an emphatic 106 point win over the Katamatite Tigers at Tungamah.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh will announce upgrades to Bendigo to Echuca rail line, as well as a further upgrade to the Deniliquin line for rice freight, during celebrations at Echuca Railway station tomorrow.
David and Katrina Christie’s Nanneella dairy farm is now home to one of the biggest sheds in the district, a 160m by 37m monster.
Don’t write Ky off yet, says coach ahead of preliminary final
Seymour event packs out St Mary's College on Saturday night.
People travelled from all around the region to attend an open day at the Berrigan Rural Fire Service on Saturday.
Mia Mia Cricket Club is about to field its first cricket team since 2001
Cobram Mens Shed chips away at the issue of mental health but calls for more space.
Breakout seasons from Deni Rovers Jamie Thorpe and Nick Hay have seen the pair rewarded with respective best and fairest titles.
Now the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is enshrined in law, many opponents of the controversial plan to return irrigation water to the environment appear to have lost interest.
More than 320 000 foxes and 1500 wild dogs had been eradicated under the bounty scheme in the past three years.
- Motorcycle ride raises money for cancer charity
- Leukaemia patients come together to support Light the Night Benalla
- Permit sought for a clay target shooting range at a disused quarry at Baddaginnie
- Acclaimed pastry chef returns to Benalla
- Benalla resident on journey to help others with mental illness
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.