Burnig Issues, Boolarra CFA News – June 2020

The last two months have certainly been unusual – the COVID-19 situation has created many challenges for all of us and has certainly changed daily life in many ways. Social distancing has become the new norm and working from home, for many, has become a way of life. This has created many temporary changes for…

Burning Issues Boolarra CFA News – March 2020

What a challenging summer we have had to date! Locally, it has been a reasonably quiet fire season to date, however it is often in March and April that we get a bit busier. It is a credit to all members of our community that the fire calls we have had have been smaller jobs…

Burning Issues – Boolarra CFA – Dec. 2019

It has been a busy time for the Brigade on a number of fronts since the last Link issue, with a number of turnouts, interstate deployments, our Open Day, the 75th Birthday celebration and preparation for the upcoming fire season. Summer is upon us. Summer is nearly here and while we have had some good…

Boolarra CFA – Burning Issues – Sep. 2019

Seasonal Outlook 2019 – 2020 The latest seasonal outlook suggests that the 2019/20 fire season has the potential to be an extended and active season, and both the South East NSW coast and Gippsland have been highlighted as facing above normal fire potential. We have had below aver age winter rainfall and the soil and…

Boolarra CFA News – Dec. 2011

CFA Predicts Bad Fire Season For Grass Fires Due to the consistent rainfall during the past few months grass growth rates across Victoria have been the greatest for many years. Once the warmer weather sets in and the grass cures the likelihood of running grass fires will be significant. PLEASE PREPARE NOW by clearing and…

Boolarra CFA News – Sep, 2011

BATTERIES PAY FOR TOOL KITS Thanks to all the community members who dropped off unwanted car, truck and tractor batteries on the pallet next to our scrap metal bin. With the money raised from this ongoing venture we were able to purchase 76 piece tool kits for each of our 3 fire fighting vehicles. 2…

Boolarra CFA News – June. 2011

BARGAINS – RED LIGHT RIDE MERCHANDISE BEING SOLD AT BELOW COST – As the brigade has been left with considerable “Red Light Ride” merchandise, it has been decided to sell this at below cost to locals. The bargains include: Hoodies for $15, T-Shirts – $5, Caps – $5, Stubby Holders – $3 and Key Rings…

Fire Brigade News – March. 2011

QUIET FIRE SEASON SO FAR In the past few months we have only attended 6 grass and scrub fires, 2 MVA’s (Motor Vehicle Accidents), 2 structure fires – a shed in Boolarra and a house in Jumbuk and one false alarm. Members also attended the fires in Yarram and Nowa Nowa as members of local…

CFA – LOCAL EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN (LEAP) – Dec. 2010

TO BE DELIVERED TO EVERY HOME IN THE BOOLARRA DISTRICT The Boolarra LOCAL EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN (LEAP) was launched at a special meeting held at the Boolarra Memorial Hall on Sunday 28th November 2010. The BOOLARRA LEAP is designed to assist local residents to PREPARE FOR and RESPOND TO, A LOCAL EMERGENCY. It also gives…

Great Turn Up for Boolarra Fire Station Opening – Dec. 2010

Approximately 250 people, mainly local residents, turned out for the official opening of the redevelopment and extension of the Boolarra Fire Station. Following the Delburn Complex fires, substantial donations of over $150,000 were received from businesses, groups and individuals from around Australia and the Boolarra Fire Brigade was able to finance the extension and redevelopment…