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Fire Danger Period Update April 2024

Fire Danger Period Update 2024

The Fire Danger Period for Knox City Council, Manningham Council, Maroondah City Council and Yarra Ranges Council will be lifted as of 1am Monday 15th April 2023.

If you burn off after the conclusion of the Fire Danger Period, please be mindful that it is easy to lose control of your small burn-off. You can refer to the CFA brochure ‘Are you burning off safely?’ to ensure your burn remains safe and legal. Take care and make sure you have water available at all times and never leave your burn-off unattended.

Your local CFA Brigade can provide you with advice on how to safely burn-off, and how to best prepare yourself and your property for the next fire season.

Before lighting a burn-off, we urge residents to always notify their neighbours and register their burn either online via firepermits.vic.gov.au or by calling the Burn-Off Notification Line on 1800 668 511.

Always check and adhere to your council’s local laws and regulations before burning off.

For more information

www.cfa.vic.gov.au/firedangerperiod

 
 
End of Fire Danger Period April 2024
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Fire Danger Period 2023 – 2024

Fire Danger Period 2023 - 2024

The Fire Danger Period
starts
Monday 18th December 2023
for the following municipalities

  • Knox City Council
  • Manningham Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council

Restrictions on lighting fires will apply.

Prepare your property for grass and bushfires
 
More information visit CFA.VIC.GOV.AU
 
2023-2024 Fire Danger Period
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Vale Kerry OBrien

Vale Kerry O'Brien

We are saddened to mention the passing of CFA and Brigade Life Member, Kerry O’Brien.

Kerry joined Upwey Fire Brigade in August of 1958, serving as a Brigade Officer from 1975 to 1978. He is the recipient of the National Medal, (and several additional clasps recognising his ongoing contribution) and the National Emergency Medal for his participation in the 2009 Black Saturday Fires. The VFBV Gold Star Award.

Kerry was awarded Life Membership of the Upwey Fire Brigade in 1985 and made a CFA Life Member in 2013. Between 1979 and 1995, Kerry was awarded the Brigades Best Fireman Award 12 times, with an additional two years as runner up. He was also awarded Commendation Awards 8 times being for recognition of the many jobs he has undertaken over this time.

Kerry also had a helping hand in maintaining the Brigades’ social activities ranging from Pokies trips to NSW, Car Shows, Bingo nights to name a few. He has played a major role in the development and maintenance for all our vehicles over these years through involvement in our Vehicle Replacement committees, Driver development programs and member welfare programs.

Kerry, equally known for his fastidious detail in maintaining our Firefighting appliances as his sense of humour and comedic antics.

Vale Kerry O’Brien, you were instrumental in modeling the brigade to be where it is today, you will not be forgotten.

The Upwey township flag was flown at half mast in respect to the 65 years of service provided to the community of Upwey, surrounding townships, numerous Victorian and interstate campaign fires.

For funeral details, visit www.facebook.com/UpweyCFA

Vale Kerry OBrien
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Fire Danger Period 2023 Update

Fire Danger Period 2023 Update

The Fire Danger Period will be lifted Tuesday 11 April 2023 for the following municipalities.

  • Knox City Council
  • Manningham Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council

If you burn off after the conclusion of the Fire Danger Period, please be mindful that it is easy to lose control of your small burn-off. You can refer to the CFA brochure ‘Are you burning off safely?’ to ensure your burn remains safe and legal.

Take care and make sure you have water available at all times and never leave your burn-off unattended.

Before lighting a burn-off, we urge residents to always notify their neighbours and register their burn either online via firepermits.vic.gov.au or by calling the Burn-Off Notification Line on 1800 668 511.

Always check and adhere to your council’s local laws and regulations before burning off.

 

 
More information visit cfa.vic.gov.au/firedangerperiod
Fire Danger Period 2023 Ended
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Total Fire Ban 18/03/2023

TOTAL FIRE BAN

An EXTREME Fire Danger Rating and a TOTAL FIRE BAN
has been issued for Central District for
Saturday 18 March 2023
which includes Upwey area.

Watch the short video below for information about extreme ratings.

For more information about fire danger ratings and total fire bans visit cfa.vic.gov.au/

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Fire Danger Rating 17/02/2023

Extreme Fire Danger Rating Issued

An EXTREME Fire Danger Rating has been issued for Central District for Friday 17 February 2023 which includes Upwey.

Watch the short video below for information about what an extreme rating means and what actions you should take.

For more information visit cfa.vic.gov.au/

AFDR Extreme
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Fire Danger Period 2023

Fire Danger Period 2023

The Fire Danger Period starts Monday 30th January 2023 for the following municipalities.

 
  • Knox City Council
  • Manningham Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council
 
More information visit cfa.vic.gov.au/firedangerperiod
2023 Fire Danger Period - D13 All Municipalities