Stanley CFA News
CB Radio Testing
Testing of CB radios has commenced and, to align with the testing of the CFA radios in the tanker and slip-on, the time for these CB tests will change to every Saturday morning at 0900hrs.
Right now would be a good time to check your CB radios and throw out any batteries which might still be there. It is also a good time to change the batteries in any smoke alarms you might have. So make a note to purchase some new replacement batteries.
The brigade have CB radios available and you can collect one from the fire shed during CB radio checks at 0900hrs on a Saturday mornings. So, if you are newly arrived resident or still have not obtained a radio, please call in and collect one. If required I will give you a run down on its use.
Using sirens to alert communities is a Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission recommendation. This policy builds upon that recommendation by extending the use of sirens to all hazards.
It means that a siren sound anywhere in Victoria will, in future, have one of two consistent meanings:
- CFA Brigade siren – a siren may sound for up to 90 seconds to indicate a CFA Brigade has responded to an emergency incident nearby.
- CFA Brigade sirens and community sirens – a prolonged, 5-minute signal will indicate that a current emergency has been identified in the local area and people should seek further information.
In either event, the message of a siren sound will always be “seek more information” from other sources.
Sirens are an additional tool for the emergency services to communicate with the community. They are not a stand-alone warning system.
Stanley CFA Siren
The Stanley CFA siren will be tested every Saturday morning at 0900hrs. The test will consists of a short run of approximately 5 seconds.
Register your burn-off
To ensure that the fire services are aware of your planned burn, please give the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) prior notification. You can do this by phoning 1800 668 511 and provide the required information.
Notifying ESTA about planned burns prevents unnecessary fire brigade response. Callers reporting an actual fire can then verify that the fire is a planned burn. If this can’t be verified a fire brigade will be responded.
Be prepared for summer:-
Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Painfully Poor Performance