Sarah Court Pre-School News Article

Posted by Admin on 19 December 2011 | 0 Comments

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Last week the Sarah Court Pre-School visited Montrose Fire Station and learned what to do in the case of a fire emergency. We were lucky to all get a turn squirting the fire hose! Back at kinder, the children showed us how carefully they had been listening. They remembered that when there is smoke, they must Get Down Low and GO GOGO – because the smoke floats up high and it’s safer down near the ground. They also remembered that if their clothes catch fire, they should Stop, Drop, Cover their Faces and Roll. We talked about how to ring triple Zero if there is an emergency.Talking to your children at home about these basic safety drills would be great reinforcement. The firefighters at Montrose fire station also suggested that all families should have a meeting spot, so that in the case of fire children can find their parents safely. The letterbox is one suggestion – perhaps you could talk about this with your family, and make sure your children know what to do.

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Lucky escape

Posted by Admin on 19 December 2011 | 0 Comments

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POLICE are calling for VicRoads to remove a "dangerous" U-turn point on Canterbury Road in Montrose following a serious collision last Thursday.
Two Yarra Ranges truck drivers were lucky to escape serious injury in the peak-hour crash.

Yarra Ranges Highway Patrol's Leading Senior Constable Ron Veldman said a large truck was travelling uphill towards Montrose when its 50-year-old East Warburton driver tried to make a U-turn at a median strip break opposite Arlie Court. He was unable to make the turn in one attempt. Kilsyth-bound traffic came over the rise – which is in a 70 km/h zone - as he tried to reverse.

A tray truck collided with the reversing truck, causing it to spin.
The tray truck continued downhill and collided with a tree, which collapsed on top of it.
Its driver, a 58-year-old Badger Creek man, and the other truck driver suffered only minor injuries.
"It could have been really bad," Leading Sen Const Veldman said. The accident occurred about 3.20pm and disrupted traffic for several hours while tow trucks removed the damaged vehicles and CFA crews soaked up several hundred litres of spilled diesel.

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Timber Yard Fire

Posted by Admin on 7 November 2011 | 0 Comments

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Tilling Timber in Orchard Street Kilsyth became involved in fire once again on Sunday 30th October around 10:35 pm.

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Are YOU prepared?

Posted by Phil Astle on 20 October 2011 | 0 Comments

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As the bushfire season approaches, we hear phrases such as "be prepared" and "have a plan", but what do we actually need to do?

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The Montrose Fire Brigade Garage Sale

Posted by Admin on 15 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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The Montrose Fire Brigade is opening its doors for its first garage sale - it on Sunday 6th November and it will be open to the public for trading from 7.00am to 2.00pm.

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2011 Brigade Dinner Dance

Posted by Admin on 11 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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On Saturday the 6thAugust the Montrose Fire Brigade held its annual Dinner Dance. This year's venue was the stunning  Sky High restaurant atop Mount Dandenong. Despite the rain, the clouds did clear to reveal the lights of the big city. It was a fantastic night with great food and great company including CFA Board Member Michael Tudball, District 13 Operations Officer Jason Lawrence and MFB Deputy Chief Officer David Youssef.

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Fire at car Kilsyth wreckers

Posted by Admin on 6 June 2011 | 0 Comments

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POLICE believe cars that caught fire at a Kilsyth car wreckers overnight were torched.

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The Winter Fire Safety Campaign

Posted by Admin on 6 June 2011 | 0 Comments

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The Winter Fire Safety campaign has been officially launched across the state after media events in City Square as well as Sale.

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Life as a volunteer firefighter

Posted by Dale Stephens on 17 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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My name is Dale and I am a volunteer firefighter at Montrose Fire Brigade. Areas within our community range from a mountainous National Park, urban fringe dwellings, more compact urban homes, and small to large industrial sites. I have been a CFA member since mid 2008.

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Montrose Fire Brigade Elections

Posted by Admin on 7 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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The Montrose Fire Brigade will be holding elections at the Bi-Annual Meeting conducted in April. All positions in the brigade are for a two year term, at the meeting all positions of the brigade will be voted on by eligible members of the brigade to determine the office bearers for the next two years. The new officers then take over on 1 July 2011.

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