the DDRFB Chatter

Dayboro & District Rural Fire Brigade

We said farewell to Mr Glenn Bell at our AGM in September.

Glenn has devoted many years to DDRFB and the community.  Having been with the brigade since 2001 and Chairman since 2002, the brigade will not be the same without him.  Have a rest mate, you deserve it.  Although I suspect Lexie has a list for you now you have more time at home.

Dayboro and District Rural Fire Brigade members at their recent AGM. (A rare Nadine Anderson ’selfie’ perhaps . .. ’cause there she is behind the framed firies jacket !)

Dayboro and District Rural Fire Brigade members at their recent AGM. (A rare Nadine Anderson ’selfie’ perhaps . .. ’cause there she is behind the framed firies jacket !)

Congratulations to the new committee and welcome to all new members.  We are in for a busy fire season so we all have our work cut out for us.  Maybe you ‘the community’ would like to help us help you.  Planning and Preparation is the key.

With heightened fire conditions anticipated, it is essential for everyone to have a Bushfire Survival Plan to detail exactly how to prepare and what action to take if threatened by a bushfire.  Once a Bushfire Survival Plan is in place it is important for people to know what action to take when a bushfire approaches.  This can include: monitoring local radio and television for updates; locating your bushfire kit, putting on protective clothing; drinking plenty of water; and moving all loose furniture inside and cars into secure undercover locations, where possible.  For further information on preparing for bushfire season, learning what to do when a bushfire approaches, and downloading a Bushfire Survival Plan, visit: www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au

the Wardens’ Word

Remember…. YOUR FIRE, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

So it’s essential you do it by the book.

You need a permit for a fire in which the ‘material to be consumed’ exceeds two metres in height, width or length.

To help you understand the Permit to Light Fire System, the process you need to follow for lighting a fire outdoors and your responsibilities go to https://ruralfire.qld.gov.au/Using_Fire_Outdoors/

…DIDYANO?…

PERMITS ARE FREE…BREACHES ARE COSTLY

Anyone found responsible for lighting fires without a permit where one was required, can be prosecuted. Prosecution can also occur if a person is found responsible for lighting a fire that breaches local law or the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

…FIRE WARDENS…

John Juleff – Dayboro Ph: 0429 539 684

Dick Baker – Laceys Creek Ph: 3425 1515 or 0419 701 428

Stan Chambers – Mt Brisbane, Mt Pleasant Ph: 3425 1231 or 0427 200 937.

ALWAYS PHONE ‘000’ TO REPORT EMERGENCIES

Don’t forget to check our Facebook page for more up to date information on events and workshops, safety tips, cool stuff (& the hot stuff), hazard reduction burns, & photos.

www.facebook.com/DayboroDistrictRuralFireBrigade

Our 4 closest neighbouring brigades all have Facebook pages including Ocean View, Samsonvale, Closeburn & Clear Mountain.  Why not check them out too.

If we all do a little, we’ll accomplish a lot

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