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Howard Police - 4129 4555  (Mon, Wed, Fri  9am - 2.30pm)
Maryborough Police - 4123 8111
Police Link (Non urgent) 131 444




Reading the long range weather predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology it hints at the possibility of us experiencing a dryer than average outlook commencing during the later winter months and extending right throughout the second half of 2018.

Some of the Bureau Computer generated programs are already predicting that we could see a gradual return to an El Nino-like weather pattern forming during the lead in to the Spring/Summer months.

If these predictions prove to be correct then we could be in for another very hot and dry summer period. 

The Bush fire season officially gets underway in our Wide Bay region on the first day in August and usually peaks in the hotter summer months of October through to December.

This is when the majority of fires occur in our region when the fire danger rating is high to very high and is bought about by a combination of high summer temperatures and hot dry North West winds drying out the countryside thus creating suitable conditions for these fires to occur.

 In the coming months expect to see announcements from our Fire Authorities using the various media outlets to spread the message about being Bushfire prepared.

The message to property owners will be in a similar vein to other years advising them to reduce the fire risk by keeping the grass cut around the house, maintaining any gardens and take steps to see that the roof and gutters are kept leaf free.

Move any materials that have the potential to burn away from the house.  This is to reduce the risk of any burning wind borne embers lodging and starting small spot fires either on your property grounds or in the roof cavity or gutters of your house.

 For those in rural areas the message also includes ensuring your driveway is of a sufficient standard that allows emergency vehicles a clear access path should they be required on site and having an easily identifiable house or lot number that is clearly visible from the road.

Locally the Brigade is still in its “Quiet time” with not a lot in the way of fire activity happening around our district. We have a couple of control burns on our books which we hope to complete shortly, weather permitting.

 For a fire Permit: phone 4129 5070

Brigade inquiries: Ring the Brigade mobile on 0458 680 426





Hi Everyone.

Another month has gone by.  Soon it will be Xmas. It has been pretty cold the past couple of weeks. It has been nice for a change and we have had another very quiet month.  Our training has been very productive and we have combined with Howard and Hervey Bay to do joint training.  It gives everyone the chance to get to know members from other groups.  We have a games night coming up in the next couple of weeks with the other Groups, it will be a round robin and it should be a fun night.  It will be based around what the members have been trained in.

We had an information night in Hervey Bay last Thursday about the correct weight for our vehicles and trailers.  A trainer came up from the Sunshine Coast to inform us on the correct weights and it was very interesting.

Don’t forget, if you need any information on our training and what we do, please come down on Thursday night at 1900.  Hope to see you there one night.

 For assistance and comprehensive information only on preparing for storm season you can contact the Burrum Heads SES on 4129 5335 (DO NOT USE THIS NUMBER TO REPORT EMERGENCIES) – if we are not answering leave a message and we will get back to you.


Remember:  To get assistance in Flood and Storm Emergencies ring 132500