Fire Brigade

Training

The Gooram Fire Brigade has been continuing with brigade-based training sessions for new and existing members over the summer months. In addition, two new members, Carly and Harrison, have now completed their General Firefighter training; the brigade congratulates them on this achievement and is delighted to welcome them as operational members.

There is still quite a long list of potential brigade members awaiting basic training, a backlog substantially due to covid-related restrictions. The brigade is working hard to arrange additional training opportunities for these new members.

New Water Tanks

The Shire of Strathbogie has recently installed three new 200000 litre water tanks in the Gooram area, one in Vidlers road, one in Killeens Hill road and one at the Gooram hall. These tanks are for CFA use and are intended to provide reserves of water in areas where in the past there have been shortages of reliable water for use in emergencies. The shire has undertaken to maintain water supplies in these tanks.

Recent Incidents

The Gooram Fire brigade has so far had a quiet 2021 fire season and has had few call-outs. The most recent incident involved a fire in the Euroa Self-storage units on Saturday, January 30th when members were called in the early hours of the morning to assist with supplying water at the fire due to low mains pressure. The fire caused considerable damage to a number of storage units at the facility.

2020-21 Fire Restrictions

Fire restrictions for 2020-21 will come into force at 1 am on Monday, November 23rd. Until then it will still possible to undertake burn-offs, subject to the requirement that the CFA be notified. The number to call before lighting up is 1800 668 511