Woodend CFA volunteers had a very busy couple of days during and after the storm that struck the region on June 9 and 10. We attended 11 official call outs in a 20 hour period from Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon, starting with the sand bagging of a property from flood damage. Then one after the other, we were called to power lines and poles on fire, clearing of roads with fallen trees, smoke alarms, chimney fires, a serious gas leak, a structure collapse due to a falling tree and assisting Woodend SES on a number of jobs. Crews worked through Wednesday night into the early hours of Thursday morning, when it became too dangerous to be ‘out there’. Members had a few hours rest before the first call out Thursday morning.
Our Tanker also worked all day Friday on a Task Force clearing trees, roads and properties on Mt Macedon. As well as the great work by Woodend CFA crews, we had 25 individual members involved – most for the whole time, we want to salute the efforts of the Woodend SES and Mt Macedon Group Brigades working long hours in very difficult conditions.
Photos from the Task Force and Gas Leak.