The Kulin Shire Council exists to sustain, improve and develop the Kulin region through the provision and facilitation of infrastructure, services and opportunities in a manner which will instill community pride while giving a vibrant, socially and economically sustainable environment for businesses and families.
In 2016 the Shire of Kulin agreed to instigate a review of its brigades with the aim of creating a more serviceable system of fire control. Following positive feedback at the AGM in April the matter was presented to Council who considered the information and agreed to the proposal. Public consultation was sought up until 26 June 2017 with no submissions being received.
Effectively the Shire of Kulin Bushfire Brigades have reduced from 10 down to 4.
Kulin North (encompasses Kulin Town, Kulin West & Kulin East Brigades)
Kulin South (encompasses Jitarning, Dudinin & Walyurin Brigades)
Jilakin/Pingaring (combines Jilakin & Pingaring Brigades)
Holt Rock / Little Italy (combines Holt Rock & Little Italy Brigades).
DFES are currently finalising the amalgamation to come into effect for 2017/18 season.
Full Face Respirators & Filters
The Department of Fire & Emergency Services have ‘deemed required’ the wearing of full face respirators in situations for fire fighters on the ground to ensure a duty of care for members.
A duty of care exists for a Fire Control Officer to ensure that persons attending an incident has appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment), the same responsibility rests with those attending so please ensure you wear the required clothing, otherwise insurance issues may arise.
Council have agreed to fund 50% of the cost of respirators & filters ordered prior to the start of the 2017/18 bushfire season. Quotes have been sought and indicative costs are $270 for the respirator and a pack of 2 filters, so members would be looking at approx. $135 per unit each.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nicole 9880 1204 to place an order. You must be a registered member of a bushfire brigade within the Shire of Kulin.
Orders will be taken up to Friday 15 September 2017.
Kulin Fire Control Officers are appointed at the Annual Meeting of the Bush Fire Brigades held in March.
For more information please contact us.