Fire Brigades in the Derwent Valley
Volunteering for your local fire brigade - information from Tasmania Fire Service.
4 hours ago
A recent house fire in New Norfolk started when a ceiling fan overheated, causing $10,000 damage to the bathroom and roofspace. Thankfully the fire was brought under control quickly, preventing further damage to the home.
Heat lamp globes are hot and with a build up of lint and dirt can catch fire similar to a clothes dryer.
Fires have been caused when fans are not cleaned or have ceiling insulation on top of them which overheats the motor and can cause a fire.
Some tips for safe use of ceiling fans and bathroom heat lamps:
🔺Clean any ceiling fan and heating globes with a vacuum or cloth to remove dust and dirt build up.
🔺 Don’t run ceiling fans and heating elements unnecessarily and never leave them on when you are not home.
For more information about how to stay safe this winter visit www.fire.tas.gov.au ... See MoreSee Less
Danielle Twin. Time to clean ours
Paul Laing 😦
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A house fire in Glenorchy last night was caused by a clothes dryer, destroying a garage, and $100,000 damage.
Some tips for safe clothes dryer use:
🔺 clean the lint filter after each use - lint is highly flammable and is the cause of many dryer-related fires.
🔺 make sure your dryer is well ventilated.
🔺 always run the dryer to the end of the cool down cycle - fires have been caused when the dryer has been stopped before the end of the cycle, causing the items to keep heating up and combusting while they are in a pile.
For more information about how to stay stafe this winter visit www.fire.tas.gov.au ... See MoreSee Less
If you aren't smart enough to own a clothes dryer please follow the below steps... Unplug it Take it back Dry clothes on clothes line
Never owned a dryer but a washing machine may be just as bad. Ours caught fire once. Destroyed one wall but luckily not the house. I think white goods being made of combustible plastic is pretty dumb really.
I clean mine each time, I seen a filter that was over an inch thick once in someone’s else’s dryer. Couldn’t believe it never caught alight.
Here’s a tip take clothes out right away and clean the lint filter straight after if the cycle hasn’t finished😊
Do you really think that’s going to happen 😂help around the home just like Brooke
.....and always leave the door ajar after use.
Good tips .👍
Madi Willis just incase you decide to help around the house 🙄
Good advice given
Aloma McCulloch dont forget to clean your filter!
Sophie Maree Taylor
I clean mine every load. Does anyone know who is responsible for fire alarms in rentals? Not sure if I'm supose tp buy me one and buy ones for other rooms or Landlord is. If anyone can let me know thanks
Benjamin Hamlett Aloise Lambeens Josephine Kate
Bronte Lee Clarke Georgia Clarke
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2 weeks ago
An unconventional rescue operation unfolded in Ravenswood last night that went a little something like this:
1. Macaw flies into tree and won't get down
2. Owner attempts to retrieve macaw from tree
3. Owner gets stuck in tree
4. Fire brigade retrieves owner from tree
5. Fire brigade sprays water into tree
6. Macaw comes down from tree
Not your average rescue.
Let's see if toucan play at this game Tasmania Police 🐦 ... See MoreSee Less
I’m hoping one day one of my cats gets stuck in a tree- only for the reason of having fire fighters come to the rescue. 🔥😜
Way to go to the rescuers. Glad owner and macaw are safe again out of the tree.
I looked at the pictures first and thought you had hosed both of them out of the tree!
"Officer, can you get my kitty cat out of the tree?" Jokes aside, well done ladies and gents of the TFS.
It’s all happening here in Tassie Theresa. Carona, floods...and bird owners stuck in trees.
Fire Brigade squirts things with water, Police shoot things. Probably best for everyone as is.
I felt i had to laugh but i realize i shouldnt so pleased all ended well
Well that's a different take on high angle rescue!
We have just couldn’t get fire truck up Bush
Poor Macaw looks drenched.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Amanda when Nick had to get Jasmine down from the tree. Luckily he didn't get stuck.
Tas police may struggle to compete.. a little birdy told me so...
Oh Thankyou! Childhood belief has now come true!
Woulda been bloody cold I reckon
If I owned one Id be up there aftrr it too!
So using crackers biscuits didn't work then!
🤣🤣🤣 can’t wait to see what Tasmania Police come up with
😅😅 nicely written👍💙🚒
Uh oh..... gauntlet thrown 🤣
Well played LFB legends!!
Tas pol only accepts stool pidgeons 🤣😂
Sharon Woolley why have we never thought about this
A wise man once said... “no battery in your smoke alarm is about as useful as having a dinner plate on your ceiling.”
Working smoke alarms save lives. Dinner plates don’t. 🚨 ... See MoreSee Less
There's no excuse with these 10 year smoke detectors - I have one in about every room
Or as useless as an ashtray on a motorbike... 😁
Better off having wired in ones.............which of course have battery back up
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Do you use a wheat bag?
Hobart Fire Brigade attended an incident last night where a wheat bag caught fire in a microwave.
Fortunately on this occassion the damage from the fire was limited to the microwave.
However, there have been instances in Tasmania where wheat bags have caused house fires and a death.
Tips for using wheat bags:
🔺 only use in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions
🔺 don't overheat in the microwave
🔺 dispose of them when they get old and the contents dry out
🔺 don't use them to warm bedding - use a hot water bottle instead
More information is available here: www.fire.tas.gov.au/userfiles/alarm/200053-TFS-Wheat-filled-hea-pack_fact-sheet_d3_6_0.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
I use one and have burnt a previous one - it didn't catch light but the contents smelt horrible. So I probably had a lucky warning. When I replaced it I put it on for half minute at a time and check it if it isn't warm enough I put it back in for another half minute. I didn't know about the mug of water in the microwave trick though.
Just don't use them, period! I won't risk my life and family's safety for it, hot water bottle is safer, or just rug up under the doona, 😃
Always getting the big jobs in Hobart..
I threw my wheat ones out because they were giving my boyfriend asthma. I now have silicone ones instead. I’m assuming they have the same risks so I’m always careful to not overheat them but couldn’t imagine going to bed without them! Safer than an electric blanket!
Always had one in the microwave while I had younger children. Not anymore though!
It would be interesting to see how much bacteria is placed in the microwave with these much used wheat packs. Hopefully the microwave kills the bedbugs etc
I always have a glass of water in the microwave at the time
Vaughan Martin 😳 was only saying this last night
Hayley risking my life everytime you get me to heat yours up !
You should warm them with a mug of cold water in the microwave to stop them from drying out and making them more likely to catch fire ❤️
Lizzo van Dongen
Ashlea Belbin do you put a mug of water in with yours ? X
Jane Giles better take olivias away....
Crews from Hobart Fire Brigade are currently at a house fire in Quayle Street, Sandy Bay.
People are asked to avoid the area while firefighting operations are underway. ... See MoreSee Less
Jade Laurenson not your place?
TFS crews responded to a fire in a deep fryer at Elizabeth College the morning.
Two crews from Hobart attended the incident just after 11am.
Senior Station Officer Matt Lowe commended the response of the school during the incident.
"Efforts were made by staff to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher and fire blanket. They followed all of their well-practiced procedures by evacuating everyone in the school quickly and effectively, ensuring no one was in harm's way," he said.
The fire was contained to the deep fryer and extinguished within half an hour. Students and staff were then allowed back in to the school. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Elizabeth College.
😂 I'm curious which class caused this
Instant F in the home economics class lol
Oh Shell what did ya do ??!!!! Lol
Next Wednesday is 'don't bring your deep fryer to school' day... Far out. How does this happen.
Zachary Holdsworth was you trying to cook there today?
Shannon Mitchelmore Rebecca Mitchelmore
Angela Carlisle Seth Kaehne which one of you got your hands on a deep fryer geez
A Tasmanian truck driver had a lucky escape this afternoon, when his prime mover caught fire while driving on Frankford Road, Harford about 2pm.
The driver managed to pull over safely and call triple-zero, with volunteer Tasmania Fire Service crews from Frankford and Glengarry attending the scene alongside Tasmania Police.
While firefighters were able to protect the trailer, the truck itself was destroyed. ... See MoreSee Less
Christ!!!! I've been loading that truck all day... He was happy to be heading back nice and early too
Apparently there was no reception so they had to run halfway down the road to call 000.
Glad you are okay, the trucks replaceable
Thank God the driver is ok . Well done to our brave firies and police 👍👍
May need to go back to two way radios. Can’t have mobile phone towers everywhere. I’m glad the driver is safe
Glad he's safe - what happened? That's not normal - scary
Oh not gd is it a Briannan Truck ?? Glad the fella is ok ,
Well done TFS!
Air brake overload? Glad the driver is ok. Looks awful
that was a great result all safe
Nice work saving the trailer folks,!
I'll be!! well done to all that attended
There's never been any reception there
Clint Broomhall Not one of yours I hope. Just going by the yellow trailer.
Got there just in time ay 😂 just to put out the part that they have to keep.
Glad hes ok
Luke Kneebone Better get into fixing this one
Brad Walsh is this your fault
A Fuel Reduction Burn will be conducted, weather permitting:
- on Wednesday 10 June 2020
- at Southwest National Park
- of around 209 hectares
- which will take 1-2 days to complete.
The total area of this burn will be approximately 209 hectares, and is likely to take 1-2 days to complete. Smoke may persist some days afterward depending on wind conditions.
During burning operations public access to this area will be restricted. The public is asked to remain well out of the burn site while the burn is taking place and for the following days until safety checks have been made along tracks and trails. Please comply with directions from staff or any
signs if you are in the area.
While the fire intensity will be low, it will generate flames, smoke and ash. People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn. Advice is available from the Department of Health and Asthma Australia websites
asthma.org.au/about-asthma/triggers/bushfire-smoke. Current air quality information is also available via the Environment Protection Authority website
Further information about this burn is available by contacting the Parks and Wildlife Service on phone 61654053. A map of planned burns is available on the TFS website at
www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colWhatsBurningNow ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
We've seen an increase in call outs to people burning off on their properties and leaving the fire unattended.
Make sure you give us a call to register your burn. That way we can put the fire on our map and if someone calls to report the fire, we'll be able to give you a call before we respond. This way you can avoid an unnecessary visit from your local brigade and our vollies can carry on enjoying their long weekend.
Fires on your property must never be left unattended, even at this time of year, and make sure it's out before you leave it.
Stay safe everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
Emergency: call 000
SES: 135 200 for storms and floods
Hospital: 03 6166 1300
Lifeline: 131 144
Lifeline Tasmania: 1800 98 44 34
Police attendance:131 444
TasNetworks outages: 132 004
TasWater outages: 136 992
Derwent Valley Council: 03 6261 8500
Lifeline: 6282 1500 or 131 114
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467
SANE Helpline 1800 187 263
Sexual Assault Support: 6231 1811 or 6231 1817
or 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732
Child Safety Service (to report the abuse of children):1300 633 937
Young Women’s Shelter: 6273 8455
Young Women’s Refuge: 6272 7751
Vinnies: 6261 3000
The Salvos: 6261 2353
Family Violence Response and Referral Line: 1800 633 937
Strong Families-Safe Kids: 1800 000 123
Family Violence Counselling and Support Service: 1800 608 122
Hobart Women’s Shelter: 6273 8455
Young Women’s Refuge: 6261 7751
Sexual Assault Support: 6231 1811 or 6231 1817
or 1800RESPECT (1800 737 7320
Engender Equality: 6278 9090
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
Alcohol and Drug Information Helpline: 1800 811 994
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Phone number
Corumbene Care; 03 6261 2744
Community Transport Services Tasmania (CTST): 1800 781 033
DV Medical Centre: 6261 1399