Dunedoo NSW (Fire 2017)

Sir Ivan Fire 54870 ha
Camp Status:  OPEN (Closing est 22nd Sept)

Fencing Starting:  27th February 2017
Address: Dunedoo Showgrounds. Wargundy St, Dunedoo NSW 2844
GPS co-ordinates:
Laurie Dawson: 0418 349 317
Email:  blazeaid.dunedoo@gmail.com

Thank You letter from Laurie Dawson to the Dunedoo community

Camp Stats as of 30/05/2017
Property Registered 61
Property started
Volunteers Registered 558
Volunteer Days 4632
Cleared fencing 275.78km
Rebuilt Fence 233.56km.

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.

LOCATION: Dunedoo Showgrounds, Wargundy St, Dunedoo NSW


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: Showers and Toilets provided. Dump point in town centre

ACCOMMODATION: There are limited powered sites for caravans/motorhomes. Tent & swag sites are also available. 

At this point in time, there may not be room for those without their own accommodation.

PHARMACY: Pharmacy is available in town. If you require special medications we advise you to call ahead to make sure they have it in stock for you.

FUEL: Fuel is available in town.

SUPERMARKET:  Available in town.

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: There is nothing to prevent you from bringing your dog however the property owner might not allow you to take it out to the property.  All dogs must be kept under control and on a leash at all times and will not be allowed near any food preparation/serving area. (Dunedoo Camp)

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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