Flinders Fire Brigade

Flinders Fire Brigade

CFA Flinders Rural Fire Brigade
45 Barker St Flinders Vic.
PO Box 199 Flinders Vic.

Captain:  David Hunt Ph. 0414396794.
Secretary:  Nicholas Clarke Ph. 0429552569
E-mail:  Nick.Clarke@bluescopesteel.com


The history of CFA Flinders Rural Fire Brigade mirrors that of the Country Fire Authority.  From informal beginnings as South East Bushfire Brigade, the Flinders Brigade, originally housed in the old fire shed in the Flinders Park, was incorporated in the Country Fire Authority in 1945, and moved to the Fire Station in Barker St in 1981.

 

The Flinders Brigade has steadily grown and changed to meet the needs of the Flinders community, becoming one of 1222 brigades in CFA, our 24 members join ~59000 in one of the largest volunteer-based emergency service organisations in the world.

 

The Flinders Brigade is active year round, training or meeting 3 times a month and responding to approximately 30 calls per year, the majority of which occur in the bushfire season between December and March.  The brigade and its members respond to major fires and incidents across the state and interstate.  We are proud to have served Victoria on the fire ground on Black Friday in 1939 through Ash Wednesday 1983, NSW fires 1994 and 1997,  Black Saturday 2009, East Gippsland 2013, Hazelwood Mine Fire 2014 and recently the Hastings fire on 3rd Jan 2015.

 

The Flinders Brigade operates three Fire Fighting Vehicles, a 3000lt 4WD tanker provided by CFA, a 550Lt 4WD ultra-light tanker and a 4WD forward command vehicle both funded by the Flinders Community.  Current brigade membership is 24 of which 17 are active fire fighters.  The brigade has a bi annual AGM and elections due in May 2015.  Major projects for the coming year include rebuilding the shed on the current fire station site and a focus training additional truck drivers in the brigade.