The Newstead Big Fill was officially handed over on Sunday 7th May, and members service awards presented.Pictured are service award recipients and Captain Doug Richardson being presented with the Keys by Bendigo West member Maree Edwards.
The Newstead Fire Brigade responded to a single Vehicle car accident on the Pyrenees HWY Green gully.The car ran off the road missing a large tree and hitting a smaller one the driver was taken by ambulance to hospital the brigade assisted the removal of the car then returned.
Congratulations to the Newstead and District community and on behalf of the kids at the Royal Children's Hospital a great big hearty thank you. In 2016 you generously donated $2500 but this year you've outdone yourselves with an "unofficial" total of $3343.
Thank you one and all.
Newstead Brigade was able to assist a local landowner who was conducting a stubble burn. It was a nice sunny and mild day with very little breeze to speak of, but as you will see in the video, the fire created its own draft and created some interesting fire behavior.