Category Archives: Brigade News

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2016 Car Boot Sale

Category : Brigade News

Our car boot sale is back!

It is being held on Saturday 5th November, from 8:30am – 2:30pm at Hastings Fire Station (149 High Street, Hastings). Browse the many stalls and pick up a bargain or book your stall today!

$10 per car or $15 with a  6×4 trailer – ring Jeremy on 0408 770 460

There will be a sausage sizzle and soft drinks bar, all proceeds go to the Hastings Fire Brigade.


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Generous Donation

Category : Brigade News

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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Large January Scrub Fire

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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 the Pumper following shortly afterwards. On arrival crews found several burning piles of rubbish and wood with fire rapidly spreading, driven by strong northerly winds. The fire quickly entered a timber yard located to the south near Reid Parade and Frankston-Flinders Road and took hold amongst all the wood, creating a challenging inferno.

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A Busy Weekend

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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 food and drinks in the heat as they browsed the stalls. It was fantastic to have many people come through and we are looking forward to running the next Car Boot sale next year.

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2014 Car Boot Sale

Category : Brigade News

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

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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 three piles of pine trees that had been cut down smouldering, with fire having taken hold in the scrub and other pine trees with flame heights between 3-4 metres and spreading.

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Fire at the Laundrette

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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 the fire, which turned out to be some clothing burning in a dryer, and extinguished it.

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Busy Few Days

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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 to arrive to verify it was safe to work around the sign, where the scene was then made safe.

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New Captain at Hastings

Category : Brigade News

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

Category : Brigade News

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 walls of the mine to extinguish the fires, with on board water only lasting for a few minutes before the trucks were required to fill up again. Several tanks of water were used before firefighters were requested to return to the staging area for health checks.

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