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Emergency Services blessing at St Arnaud Sunday 3rd November

With a particularly worrying fire season approaching a good Emergency Services Blessing couldn’t go astray. Cr Tony Driscoll of the Northern Grampians Shire Council explained how members of the Municipal Emergency Response Group meets quarterly to update plans and communication for managing and evacuating people in emergencies. Council representatives and Leaders from emergency services are involved. Wayne Rourke then explained how it works from the CFA’s point of view. They assess the situation and give ongoing inform to emergence response co-ordinators who puts their plans into action and leaves the CFA free to concentrate on what they do best; fighting the fire. Now that the fire danger season is upon us, and with a code red already experienced in some parts of the state, we all need to have our plans ready and check that others around us have a plan, particularly elderly members of our communities. After the emergency vehicles and teams were blessed, Rotary members cooked an excellent sausage sizzle and fellowship continued.

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