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Storms: Yea CFA report

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Feb 22, 2024

EMERY McCarthy from the Yea Fire Brigade provided an update on their activities during the challenging weather on Tuesday, February 13, and the aftermath.
Tuesday was a total fire ban day, so the station was staffed with firefighters from about 7am, throughout the day. Fortunately, there were no fires during the day, however at 4.50pm, they were called to a vehicle accident, the result of a vehicle hitting a tree due to the storm.

The Yea brigade attended, along with Victoria Police and Limestone Brigade. The original information was that there was a possible ‘persons trapped’ situation, however fortunately they had only suffered minor injuries.

The storms also brought down many trees in the Yea area. The Yea CFA didn’t respond to these as the SES is the primary agency for storm response, and the brigade still had a commitment to the total fire ban.

On Wednesday at around 11am, Emery received a phone call from District Two, asking the brigade to go to the Yea Hospital due to a power failure and no communications within Yea.

Emery said that from about that point forward, they had people down at the station and trying to make communications with the hospital so they could have communications with the outside world. There were also members travelling outside of Yea to make telephone contact, so intermittently, the brigade members would go to the hospital to ensure their contact with the outside world.

At about 4pm on Wednesday, the Yea Fire Station was opened as a point for the community to charge phones. As there was no phone signal at all in Yea, there was no way for people to contact Triple Zero, so the CFA could radio emergencies to ESTA and deploy resources as required.

This information was broadcast to the community via UGFM radio and ABC radio.

At one stage, the Yea brigade had 15 people charging their phones at the station. One person came down to make a Triple Zero call regarding a carbon monoxide alarm, which the brigade then responded to. It was initially reported at about 7.40pm.

The fire station was finally shut down at about 10am, after the power was restored to most parts of Yea by 8.30pm and the brigade was confident… continue reading the full story here.

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