Cassilis NSW (Fire 2017)

Sir Ivan Fire 55, 028 ha
Camp Status:  OPEN

Fencing Starting:  27th February 2017
Address: Cassilis Bowling Club
GPS co-ordinates:  32 0 41S   149 58 46E     (32 0.700S   149 58.797
Brian Carr and Chris Carr
Mobile: 0428 984 117
General enquiries and volunteer/property registrations:   0475 115-899

Current stats as of 07/04/2017
Property Registered 41
Property started 29
Volunteers Registered 135
Volunteer Days 793
Cleared fencing 95.8km
Rebuilt Fence 49.3km

Please contact the basecamp at least the day prior to your intended arrival so we can include you in a team and put your name on the dinner list.  If possible, you should aim to arrive prior to 5pm. 


DIRECTIONS to basecamp:  Cassilis is located on the Golden Highway, 150km east of Dubbo and north west of Newcastle.  The basecamp is at the Cassilis Showground.  The BlazeAid office is at the Bowling Club. 

Volunteers should not arrive until after Friday 24th February. 

There are ample powered sites for caravans/motorhomes.  Tent sites are also available. 

** Please ensure your tetanus vaccination is up to date and that you are covered for ambulance transport.

There are no local shops, pharmacy or fuel outlet in Cassilis.  Nearest is at Merriwa 40km east.  There is a Post Office. 

BREAKFAST  From 6.30am
MUSTER  7.15am  Mandatory for all volunteers working that day.

If you are volunteering for a day at a time then returning home, you MUST be at our basecamp no later than 7am each morning and we MUST know that you are coming.


Meals:  All meals will be provided.  Anyone with special dietary requirements may need to provide their own meals.

Our insurance covers all volunteers over the age of 12 years.  Children must be in the company of a parent at all times.

We will provide Personal Protective Equipment however, it you have some good work gloves, we would appreciate it if you brought them with you.

** Please ensure your tetanus vaccination is up to date and that you are covered for ambulance transport.


What To Bring: 

Old clothes – preferably long pants and long sleeved shirt (needed to help protect you from sunburn and barbed wire scratches); a broad-brimmed hat; solid soled shoes/boots; medications (there is a pharmacy in the town).

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