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Hastings is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the western side of Western Port Bay between Tyabb and Bittern. Hastings forms part of Western Port Group, which is part of District 8.

Hastings has a significant role in supporting the community in preventing incidents which could include structure fires, grass fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials and various other types.

Members also could be asked to respond to incidents outside the area including all parts of Victoria and other states. Hastings has a large industrial area to provide protection to sites such as Bluescope Steel, ESSO Long Island Point Gas Fractionation Plant and a large marine and shipping infrastructure.

Hastings Fire Brigade also supports all areas of District 8 (click for map). Hastings is part of the Central District for both the Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Rating alerts.

 


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Generous Donation

Recently our Captain Jim Atkinson and firefighter Colin Cook had the pleasure of meeting Glad and receiving a donation from her of $665.00 which she generously raised for our brigade. We thank her for kindness and will be putting the funds towards helping the community.

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Samsung Washing Machine Recall

Home owners should be advised to check their top load Samsung washing machine models to see if they match any that are subject to the recall. Acrss Australia there have been 180 incidents involving several of the models under recall involving them over heating, smoking or catching fire. In New South Wales in the past

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Large January Scrub Fire

At 2:11pm on January 3, Hastings Fire Brigade was paged to a grass fire behind K and K Steel on Frankston-Flinders Road in Hastings; with Tyabb, Somerville, Moorooduc and Bittern also paged in support. From a crew already located at the fire station, the Tanker was quickly dispatched to the scene of the call with

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A Busy Weekend

Saturday November 8 was always going to be busy for the brigade, with the Car Boot sale happening at the fire station, but the day ended up being far busier than anyone had imagined thanks to the hot and breezy conditions. The Car Boot sale began at 8:30am lasting until 2:30pm, the brigade serving shoppers

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2014 Car Boot Sale

The Car Boot Sale is happening again at Hastings Fire Station on November 8! We invite all to come and grab a bargin from the sellers that will be there. We will also run a sausage sizzle and a soft drinks bar with all proceeds going to our brigade. We hope to see you there!

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Grass Fire

On October 19 at 11:04am, Hastings and Tyabb fire brigades were both paged to a reported burn off out of control in pine trees on land at Graydens Road. Enroute crews could see a large column of smoke and after being advised by members of the public that best access was via Boes Road, found

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Fire at the Laundrette

At 10:07pm on October 1 Hastings and Bittern were paged to a reported roof fire at a Laundrette in Victoria Street in Hastings. On arrival crews found smoke issuing from the roof and building up in the store quite quickly. Two teams wearing breathing apparatus made entry and using the thermal imaging camera quickly located

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Busy Few Days

Monday (21 July) After training hard during the evening, the brigade was were granted a small reprieve before receiving an emergency call close to 11pm to a local supermarket, where crews found an outdoor floodlight smoking away with some flames visible. The power was cut to the outdoor lighting while crews waited for an electrician

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New Captain at Hastings

The beginning of July marks the beginning of a new Captain at Hastings Fire Brigade. After 10 years of holding the role, Colin Cook decided to step down at the end of his current term in order to pursue other interests.

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Deployment to Hazelwood Mine

On Friday 21 several firefighters from Hastings Fire Brigade were deployed to the fire at Hazelwood mine to work during the night. Firefighters met at Moorooduc fire station for transport and left at 5pm, arriving at Hazelwood around 7pm for dinner before being deployed into the mine itself. Truck mounted monitors were used on the

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Western Port Festival 2014

Hastings Fire Brigade again took part in the Western Port Festival, marching in the parade where we were awarded “Best Display From A Volunteer Group”. Later on, several of the dogs from Greyhound Safety Net Inc, who also took part in the parade, came and investigated our trucks.

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Fire Restrictions Are Now In Force

It is advised that restrictions on the lighting of fires as provided under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, have been imposed in the Mornington Peninsula Shire from: 0100 hours on Monday 27 January, 2014 until 0100 hours on Thursday 1 May, 2014 (unless extended or curtailed in the meantime).

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Fire Walk and Talk at Kings Creek

On January 18 the Mornington Peninsula Shire will conduct a Fire walk and Talk through the Kings Creek Bushland Reserve. The Walk and Talk is to promote awareness of the area and is open for all residents to attend if they wish to.

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Smoke Alarm Saves Lives

Where: Hastings When: 16 November 2013 Type: Structure Fire

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Oil Spill Incident

At 7:55am on September 26th, Hastings was responded to a reported oil spill incident. On arrival the crews found approximately 200 litres of hydraulic oil had leaked over a large area stretching from nearly one side of Hastings to the other.

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Delivery Truck Roll Over

Where: Hastings When: 21 August 2013 Type: Motor Vehicle Accident

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July 2013 Fuel Tanker Roll Over

Where: Tyabb When: 11 July 2013 Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Fuel tanker roll over

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Caravan Fire on a cold night

Where: Hastings When: 20 June 2013 Type: Caravan Fire

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Fire Danger Period (2012/13) to end in selected municipalities

The Fire Danger Period will end at 1.00am on Monday, 15 April, in the following municipalities:

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We are on Facebook

Hastings Fire Brigade now has a Facebook page!

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm

Statistics show a working smoke alarm reduces the likelihood of death in a house fire by 60 per cent. Daylight savings ends on Sunday 7 April, and CFA is encouraging everyone to change their smoke alarm battery when they turn back their clocks. CFA Westernport Area Manager Community Safety, Mr Dave Baker, said smoke alarms give an

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Small fire in Tyabb Factory

Where: Tyabb When: 29 March 2013 Type: Structure

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Scrub Fire

Where: Hastings When: 24 March 2013 Type: Grass and Scrub Fire

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Where: Hastings When: 16 March 2013 Type: Motor Vehicle Accident

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Unit Fire in Hastings

Where: Hastings When: 14 February 2013 Type: Structure Fire

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Hastings responds to Pakenham Fires

At 3:40pm on January 17, Hastings Fire Brigade was dispatched as part of Strike Team 0864 to Pakenham to assist in fighting the fires in the area. The Strike Team was ordered to first assemble at Langwarrin Fire Station where Hastings formed up with Moorooduc, Langwarrin, Bittern, Mornington and Balnarring, then were sent Code 1

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Smoke Haze Alert for Melbourne

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and CFA advise that fire activity in the Gippsland region is generating large amounts of smoke which may be visible across most of Melbourne. The Aberfeldy fire, which started on Thursday, has burnt more than 56,000 hectares.

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Deployment to Heywood (Kentbruck-Portland)

On January 8 2013, Hastings Tanker and FCV were deployed as part of two strike teams from District 8 to a fire burning near Portland in Victoria’s west. The Tanker was deployed with Strike Team 0803, while the FCV was the Strike Team Leader’s vehicle for Strike Team 0802, both teams totalling 14 vehicles worked

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Fire restrictions announced for 2012/13 season

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin from 1.00am on 7 January, 2013 for the following municipalities.

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Small scrub fire

At midday on December 19th Hastings Fire Brigade responded to a report of a scrub fire. Upon arriving at the scene the request was made for additional tankers, with the fire being located in three places. Quick actions by the first crew on scene prevented the fire from spreading further. Support arrived from Bittern, Tyabb,

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Hastings responds to Mornington power surge

At 9:46am Hastings Pumper was responded to Mornington to help with the volume of calls that were received after a power surge had occurred in the area, affecting thousands if properties. Staging out of Mornington Fire Station along with several other brigades, Hastings attended several calls which included blown fuses and a burnt out garage

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Two car fires in one night

During the early hours of Saturday the 24th of November, Hastings Fire Brigade responded to two deliberately lit car fires in different areas of the town, within two hours of each other. The first fire at 3:25am involved a Toyota Camry station wagon which was well alight when crews arrived on scene. A second vehicle,

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Thermal Imaging Camera and Kitten Rescue

Earlier in this year Hastings Fire Brigade was fortunate enough to recieve a grant for a Thermal Imaging Camera to help firefighters in tasks such as quickly locating people in heavily smoke filled environment, or identifying hotspots after the main fire has been extinguished.

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New Look for Website

Hastings Fire Brigade is pleased to announce a new look for our website. The new style extends the functionality of the old template while also making use of new features, such as being much more iPad/tablet and mobile friendly. This in turn allows for better browsing.

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Junior Licola Camp

Hastings Junior Fire Brigade recently embarked for a 3 day camp to Licola, travelling on a bus provided by Mornington Fire Brigade the first stop was a visit to Traralgon Fire Station, where the staff on shift took everyone over their new Ladder Platform appliance and gave them a tour of their fire station.

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2012/13 “Can I, Can’t I” Guide Released

Ever wondered when burning off is allowed and when it’s banned? Or what activities are allowed on a day of Total Fire Ban? These questions and more are answered in the latest “Can I, Can’t I” guide released by CFA. It answer common questions about what’s legally allowed during the Fire Danger Period and on

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70th Anniversary Reunion

As part of it’s 70th Anniversary celebrations, Hastings Fire Brigade is extending an invitiation to all current and past members and auxilliary members to a reunion to be held at the Fire Station on Saturday the 24th November. The reunion will start at 4:00pm followed by a barbeque dinner and continue on into the evening.

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House Fire

Where: Hastings/Bittern When: 30 May 2012 Type: House Fire

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Hazmat Exercise

A container holding unknown chemicals is found, quickly the fire brigade is dispatched and soon two teams wearing specialist Splash Suites to protect against chemical exposure move in, the first team provides the control point with information on the container and its contents before the second team isolates the container in an orange oversized drum,

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Factory Oven Fire

Where: Hastings When: 30 April 2012 Type: Industrial Oven Fire

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Working smoke alarm saves family

As the weather cools down the risk of house fires heats up in Victoria. The increased risk of residential fires as temperatures drop was highlighted this week with several house fires across Victoria in Fitzroy, St Kilda and a house in Gisborne, which was totally destroyed this morning. A family of four – two adults

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CFA calls for Victorians to register their burn-offs

With the Fire Danger Period now over for most parts of the state, CFA is urging the Victorians to take extra care when burning off and to register their burn by calling 1800 668 511. Since fire restrictions were lifted, CFA has responded to a number of burn-off related calls across the state, which turned

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CFA warns of potential risk for haystack fires

CFA is warning the community about the risk for haystack fires with the combination of wet and hot weather. CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said with the amount of rain the state has seen this autumn, coupled with some hot and humid weather, haystacks in sheds and outside could self-ignite. “This is particularly true for

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Fire Danger Period to end

Fire restrictions for the Mornington Peninsula are will end at 1am on 19 March. Until then restrictions on open air burning remain in force, with permits required to conduct any burn offs.

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Fire restrictions now in force (2011-12)

On Monday the 23rd of January at 1am Fire Restrictions were brought in, in District 8. Open air burning, including any general burning off, is now prohibited without a permit. More information on permits can be found here.

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Warm weather a timely reminder of approaching fire season

With hot temperatures forecast across the state this weekend, CFA is reminding Victorians that the summer fire season is just around the corner. CFA State Duty Officer Craig Brownlie said although the weather conditions were not expected to be particularly bad for fires, he said the high temperatures were a timely reminder to be prepared

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October 2011 Fuel tanker roll over

Where: Tyabb When: 22 October 2011 Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Fuel tanker roll over

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Donation from Bunnings

Hastings Fire Brigade received a welcome surprise when the new Bunnings store elected to donate over $675 to the Brigade. Although they have only been open for a few months, Hastings Fire Brigade has been very appreciative of the efforts and opportunities that the staff of Bunnings have been making.

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False alarms prompts burn off warning

With the temperature rising over the next couple of days, CFA is urging the community to take extra care when burning off and register their burn with CFA on 1800 668 511. Since the start of September this year, CFA has responded to 223 burn off related calls across the state which turned which turned

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Bluescope Employee Gives Donation to Hastings Fire Brigade

BlueScope long time employee, Zane Bailey has generously donated his 35 year service award of $500 to Hastings Fire Brigade. Several months ago, Zane had a small fire in his shed caused by a pedestal fan, and Hastings Fire Brigade were called to assist. Zane was inside his house at the time having a bite to eat

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Car crashes into tree then pole

Where: Hastings When: 29 August 2011 Type: Motor Vehicle Accident

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Hastings receives new Pumper

On May 30, Hastings Fire Brigade commenced using a new fire fighting appliance. A modern Scania Mid Mount pumper was delivered to the station in early April to replace the Isuzu pumper. Crews commenced a training procedure immediately. For the next six weeks extensive driving and operational training drills were conducted to have the vehicle

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Chicken Shed Fire

Where: Hastings When: 24 March 2011 Type: Shed Fire, caused by electrical fire

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Safety initiative around the station

Sundays at Hastings Fire Brigade are very much a family affair, with members gathering to do work around the station, several have young children who accompany them, and so the brigade decided to take extra safety steps to ensure their wellbeing when at the station. The first step was to place traffic safety cones to

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Hay Shed Fire

Where: Hastings When: 2 January 2011 Type: Shed Fire

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Hastings Fire Brigade thanks Bakers Delight

Recently Hastings Fire Brigade visited Bakers Delight on High Street to pay thanks for the support they have given the Brigade over the years. Shop owner Kim and her staff received a plaque presented by members of the Brigade’s Auxiliary.

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Illegal crackers pose serious risk

Emergency services came together today to warn the community about the dangers of illegal fireworks in the lead up to the holiday season. CFA, MFB, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, the Alfred Burns Unit, RSPCA and Worksafe warned the community that the unsafe use of illegal fireworks could result in serious fires, serious injury and criminal

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Fire at La Porcetta

On 29 October fire crews from Hastings and Bittern attended a small fire at the La Porcetta restaurant on High Street. Crews arrived to find the shop full of smoke, with the use of breathing apparatus being required for entry.

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Fire Destroys Club’s Shed

Fire crews from Hastings and Bittern attended a fire at the rear of Western Port Secondary College on July 26. Upon arrival at the scene, the shed was completely involved.  The Little Athletics Club used this shed to store their equipment, both the shed and all the equipment were completely destroyed.

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In Station Shopping Evening

Hastings Fire Station was recently transformed into a small shopping centre as it played host to over a dozen different home party planners and small businesses showcasing their goods and services to the public.

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Boundary Alignment

As of 1st July 2010, the CFA boundary realignment takes place. Some people have expressed confusion over the different types of areas/regions/etc and it is hoped that this article goes some way to helping fix any misunderstandings or questions. Each section is given a description, and also how it relates to the township of Hastings

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Home Fire Safety

Kitchen fires start when your attention stops CFA and MFB are warning residents to pay attention in the kitchen to avoid house fires. Thirty per cent of the 1245 house fires CFA and MFB attended last year began in the kitchen – many resulting in serious property damage and some even in death or serious

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Brigade commissions new Nissan Patrol Support

Hastings Brigade is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Nissan Patrol “Support” Vehicle. The new 2009 model Nissan Patrol will be used for general transport and Forward Command Vehicle roles locally as well as being made available for Strike Team Leader duties when required.

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Bushfire Relocation Advice

Recently, the Country Fire Authority has put out an information that gives advice on relocating during a High Danger day (when the Fire Danger Rating is considered Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic).

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Total Fire Ban Districts

The state is divided into several districts for a day of Total Fire Ban. Each district has a name that relates to its geographical position in Victoria (eg: Central, South West, etc). Below is a map showing the districts as well as towns and municipalities that fall into each.

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Hydrant Safety Message

Fire Hydrants are vital to our ability to quickly extinguish fires. Hydrants with ready access will always assist us in our task of keeping the community safe.

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