Cassilis NSW (Fire 2017)

Sir Ivan Fire 55, 028 ha
Camp Status:  CLOSING 25th June

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

BEFORE ARRIVING: 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: 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.

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.

AMENITIES: Power Site for self contained Caravan/Camper/Tents/Swags, Showers and Toilets provided.

PHARMACY: Nearest is at Merriwa 40km east

FUEL: Nearest is at Merriwa 40km east

SUPERMARKET:  Nearest is at Merriwa 40km east, This is a Post Office

INSURANCE: As a condition of BlazeAid’s insurance, volunteers are not permitted to ride motor cycles, quad bikes, or ride in the back of utilities or trailers. As a general rule, a volunteer should not be on or in any conveyance that is not fitted with a seatbelt. Volunteers between 12 yrs and 80 yrs are insured while working with BlazeAid.

TETANUS & AMBULANCE COVER: Please ensure your tetanus vaccination is up to date and that you are covered for ambulance transport. Medicare & Our Insurer does not cover the cost of emergency transport or other ambulance services. … Health Care Concession Card, Pensioner Concession Card, and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders are entitled to free ambulance transport services.

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

PETS: Under no circumstances will dogs or other pets be allowed inside meeting/dining areas. Please call the Co-ordinator before arriving to confirm the location of the camp is pet friendly.

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, Suitable shoes/boots/gumboots.


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