Stanley CFA News

Burning Off

Again, this is a reminder to ensure that the fire services are aware of your planned burn.
This will avoid the CFA members being called out unnecessarily to respond to reports of smoke from your planned burns.

So when you come to any burning off please give the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) prior notification. You can do this by phoning 1800 668 511 and provide the required information.

 Testing of CB Radios

This will recommence on Sat Nov 1st at 9am.
Please ensure that you have fresh batteries for your radios.

Water Tank

There is an empty 1,000 litre plastic tank at the rear of the fire shed. This tank has been used for spraying and has contained roundup. It is available to the first person that collects it. It is free and first-come-first-served.

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight saving will begin again in Victoria on Sunday, 5 October 2014, when clocks will go forward one hour at 2:00 am.

To avoid flat batteries in your smoke alarms it is suggested that you change the batteries in your smoke alarms at the commencement and conclusion of daylight savings time.

Reference Data

  • 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.
  • CFA Brigade local siren will be tested every Saturday morning at 0900hrs. The test will consists of a short run of approximately 10 seconds.


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