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Blaze Aid - CANCELLED

  • 28 Mar 2020
  • 7:30 AM (UTC+11:00)
  • 5 Apr 2020
  • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • East Gippsland

Registration

BLAZEAID - BUSHFIRE RECOVERY 

 BUCHAN - EAST GIPPSLAND

Date: 28th March  to 5th April 2020, inclusive of the weekends of  28th/29th  March and 4th/5th April 2020.  The previous trip in late January/early February  was cancelled due to the Bruthen camp having sufficient volunteers until the end of March.  Since that time, additional camps have opened in East Gippsland at Buchan and Omeo. The club will participate at the Buchan camp.

Description:   

BlazeAid is a volunteer organization, Australia wide,  that assists farmers in rebuilding fences  that have been damaged or destroyed. In doing so, volunteers lift the spirits of people  and help to rebuild the local communities devastated by bushfires. Website is blazeaid.com.au for more details.

The club participated in BlazeAid in May 2019 with the Bunyip fires and  those members that participated found it a very rewarding and worthwhile experience.

We will again participate in BlazeAid, where  camps have been  established at Bruthen, Omeo and Buchan  in East Gippsland, the areas of which were  subject to  devastaing bushfires and loss of property . 

The  event start and finish dates covers a 9 day period including bookend weekends. This provides members the option to participate during the week and/or at  a weekend.   When registering, please indicate in the comments line, what dates you plan to volunteer  which can obviously be adjusted closer to the time.

Breakfast from 6.30am.  Muster and safety briefing is at 7.30 am each day. Departure to the farms will be in convoy from 7.30am, returning around 3pm - 4 pm in the afternoon with dinner at 6.00pm.Breakfast and dinner at the camp and morning tea and lunch at the farm  is all provided by Blaze Aid with help from local community groups. 

Camping is available at the camps  for caravans, campers, tents and swags with toilets and hot showers. Power availability will be limited.

All equipment is supplied in purpose built trailers. Volunteers are allocated to teams of aroun6-4-6 led by an experienced team leader  No fencing experience is required, as volunteers quickly learn on the job. BlazeAid provides PPE of vests, safety glasses and riggers gloves

Volunteers are to wear robust work clothes and boots and be prepared for inclement weather.

Volunteers are insured for accidents through the Blaze Aid Volunteer  Insurance policy.  However this policy  does NOT include ambulance cover.  Blaze Aid strongly recommends  that volunteers have, or take out ambulance cover.  As a club event, members will also be covered under the FWDV Insurance policy

Members are welcome to bring friends to work as volunteers with the  club  but will need to register any friends as temporary members on the club website.  As a community service, the $15 temporary membership fee will be paid by the club. Please indicate in your registration in the "who is coming with you" box,  the names of any non-members you may be bringing.

Trip Leader: Graeme Allen - phone 0477488434 or email at graeme.allen86@gmail.com for any queries or requiring any further information.

 

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