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CFA Sunday early at Malmsbury

By: Anthony Stephens

Category: Community Safety

  8.20 PM 17 November, 2013

Location: District 2 News, District 20 News

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CFA Sunday came early to Malmsbury in Central Victoria with the annual Malmsbury Fayre held. The Fayre which atracts about 5000 visitors to the town is held in the historic Malmsbury Botanic Gardens.

Malmsbury Fire Brigade uses the Fayre every year to spread the FireReady message and engage with locals and visitors about fire safety. Apart from hosting a sausage sizzle a range of CFA material is available and members spread the word.

Last fire season there was only only one fire in the brigade's assignment area (on the last night of fire restrictions) and the brigade believe this is due largely to working with and educating the community to prevent fires starting. Over the past five years the number of fires has reduced every year. 

The brigade also focussed on educating visitors on what the fire danger ratings mean and how people should plan accordingly.

Last Updated: 18 November 2013