Junortoun Fire Brigade
Protecting life and property together
Volunteers proudly serving our community
Junortoun is 9 kilometers east of Bendigo on the McIvor Highway.
Our fire brigade was established in 1943 to provide a volunteer fire and emergency service to protect the local and neighboring communities from fire and other emergencies
summer fire Safety
To enjoy summer and stay safe you need to be aware of the Fire Danger Rating and weather in your location
Know your Fire District
Junortoun is located in the Northern Fire District.
Fire danger ratings (FDR) may vary across the state during the Bushfire season. Therefor it is essential you know your fire district.
Check here !
Mowers and Slashers start grass firesCaution needs to be exercised when mowing or sashing grass on high fire danger days, consider early morning or evening when the risk of starting a fire is reduced and always have a knapsack on handRead more>
Evaporative cooler'sSeveral house fires this summer have been caused by evaporative coolers due to electrical and or mechanical fault When did you last have your cooler checked and serviced ?Read more >
Smoke AlarmsOnly working smoke alarms save lives.Read more>
Tips to keep your smoke alarm in working order:
Whats your planThere are different types of fire (Bushfire, Grass/Scrub ,Building and structure) which require a well written, understood and practised plan. Its your responsibilityRead more>
fire danger period
Commenced 5th December 2016
This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. If you don't obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted.
Reduce your bush fire risk
You can reduce the fire risk around your home by clearing out anything that could fuel a fire.
Things you can do to help include: regularly mowing the grass and raking up leaves
Prepare your fire Plan
Whether you plan to stay and defend or leave, you need a written plan that is practised and understood by your whole familyread more
Tractors and ride on mowers cutting and slashing grass are a major cause of grass fires.
To reduce risk of fire, only operate ride ons, slashers early morning or evening when it is cooler
Always carry a knapsack or similar water source for immediate use in need.
zero tolerance policy
CFA again this Fire Danger Period will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to any fires resulting from negligent behaviour or left burning in the open air without a relevant permit or permission.
Expect any fire you start to be fully investigated by police.
Heavy penalties apply
Only working smoke alarms save lives.
Tips to keep your smoke alarms in working order