A very early wake up for brigade members on Sunday morning the 10th June after being called to a house fire near Smeaton at 5:15am. No one was home at the time of the fire and the cause has yet to be determined. The house was completely destroyed. Multiple brigades were in attendance mainly to provide water due to the remote location of the house. Brigades in attendance were Allendale, Campbelltown, Creswick, Kingston, Newstead, Smeaton, Ullina and support from the staff at Ballarat City with the Breathing Apparatus van to refill cylinders.
At 2:20 pm on 25/4/2018 the brigade was alerted to a burn off out of control to the west of Campbelltown at Glengower. A registered and authorized stubble burn was picked up by mild winds and moved into adjoining paddocks. Several brigade attended to bring the fire under control. This serves as an unfortunate but timely reminder that although the weather has cooled down and fire restrictions are due to end on Tuesday the 1st May, there are still some dangerous conditions around that can cause very serious fires. As the time draws nearer to the easing of fire restrictions in the shire, please, PLEASE take care when planning and conducting any burn offs. If you are in ANY doubt about the winds etc the postpone your burn.
Quite a number of brigades assisted today. In attendance were: Campbelltown, Newstead T1, T2 and Bigfill, Clunes T1 and T2, Creswick Group Field Command Vehicle (FCV), Kooroocheang T1, Smeaton T1 and Ullina T1.
At approx 2:30 pm on Saturday 07/0/2018 the brigade were alerted to a single vehicle accident at the corner of the Pyrenees Hwy and the Daylesford Rd (Maryborough side of the bridge). A single vehicle had gone through the intersection and rolled before ending up in the creek culvert. A single male occupant was taken by Air Ambulance to hospital in a serious condition. The cause of the accident is unknown at this stage.
This is the 4th MVA and the 3rd requiring air ambulance the brigade has attended this year so far. Please be careful and take it easy on our roads.
A special extra reminder of the 40km/h speed limit restriction when driving near emergency vehicles with Red, Blue or Magenta flashing lights. We want to help you, but we also want to get home safe.
Newstead Volunteer Fire brigade and the happy local community of Newstead supported the Royal Childrens Hospital Good Friday Appeal today with contributions totaling $3741.04.
Thanks In particular go towards the generosity of the brigade for providing vehicles and crews .The day was recognised and rewarded with a fantastic post event feast for the crews.
Thank you again,for your on going efforts to make the day once again highly successful.
regards from Christopher Simmins local Area manager, Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
A little after 4pm on the 16/03/2018 the brigade was called to a car fire near Joyces Creek. The late model dual cab 4WD was fully involved upon arrival. After some initial concerns about the contents of the vehicle and some minor explosions being heard, crews were permitted to approach the vehicle to extinguish the fire and it was brought under control in about 10mins. No damage to any property or surrounding areas and no injuries were sustained to members of the public or responding crews. Good job all round. Brigades in attendance were Moolort T1 and both Newstead T1 and T2.
The next Market Day will be held on Sat September 15th 2018 at the Rotunda Park Newstead. For further details our contact is Ron 0427 506 843 and further information is available on our Market Day Web Page.
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