RAIN AT LAST! – CONDITIONS EASE AT GRAMPIANS/BLACK RANGE FIRES NEAR STAWELL

We are very thankful that 10mm of rain Thursday night 23rd Jan brought relief to the fire situation in the Grampians and Black Range area near Stawell.


 

Plymouth Brethren - Rapid Relief TEam

The Grampians – On fire

Plymouth Brethren - Rapid Relief TEam

CFA Brief

Fires broke out in the area over a week ago due to lightning strikes, and the RRT spent from Friday afternoon until midday on Wednesday assisting a wide range of emergency personnel who were fighting the fires. The RRT set up in the local football clubrooms, and from the kitchen there served a whole range of meals and drinks to the hungry and weary crews.

Plymouth Brethren - Rapid Relief Team

RRT cooks

Plymouth Brethren - Rapid Relief TEam

After Lunch

Some of the statistics are quite incredible!

• 4183 meals served in the club room over the 5 days

• Plus 1279 meals delivered to the front line and where emergency services couldn’t leave their post

• Drinks (Cans) 2412

• Gatorade 1196

• Fruit boxes 778

• Ice 380bags

• Eggs 1482

• Bacon 85.75kg

• Sausages 1062

• Tin Tomato 33.6kg

• Cheese 81.45kg

• Margarine 21kg

• Chip Packets  3172

• Muesli & Choc Bars 2652

• Yoghurt 13 Kg

• Milk 90lt

• Meat 311.7kg

• Ham 68.75kg

• Chickens 181

• Apples 81.5kg

• Oranges 25kg

• Bananas 29.8kg

• Muesli 6.15kg

• Lettuces 81

• Tomatoes 135kg

• Bread 304 Loaves

• Gloves 746prs

• Salads 154.64kg

• Coffee 2.5kg

• Sugar 7kg

• Fruitcakes 70

• Wraps 440

• Rolls 2700

• Muffins 508

• Loaves banana bread 8

• Multitude of other slices!

• Most importantly.. 1500 of our raved over & now famous choc chip cookies!

Plymouth Brethren Rapid Relief Team

RRT Letter from Stawell CFA

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79 thoughts on “RAIN AT LAST! – CONDITIONS EASE AT GRAMPIANS/BLACK RANGE FIRES NEAR STAWELL”

  1. Snazzy Phil says:

    Glad the rain came and saved the situiation!

  2. Cookie Monster says:

    The cookie recipe is thanks to the yanks. Cadbury yes, (our Aussie touch),flour yes, sugar- brown … but you have to be part of Stawells RRT team to get the full story!! 🙂

  3. Jy says:

    Great job guys!
    Small community but big hearts!

  4. Gill says:

    The last 2 ingredients for those cookies has got to be butter and condensed milk ?! (with flour, sugar and Cadburys chocolate – from UK please !)

  5. JJ says:

    All those emergency contact comments all entered at the same time?? 😐
    Is this true or did they provide comments on paper for RRT to post??? 🙂

    1. RRT data collector says:

      hello JJ – there was computers set up for people to add posts, but the fires and food had greater priority! So most people wrote down on a blog form (over 200 comments!) for posting when we could.

    2. Loot says:

      😮
      Have fun putting them on here!!!!!!
      Great work to all involved once again…

  6. smithy says:

    Sounds an awesome feast! Those CFA guys sure deserve it though!

  7. red cabbage says:

    Spill the beans on the recipe for these cookies please.. 🙂 🙂

    1. :) says:

      I don’t have the recipe for them cookies but i’ll let you into a secret.. the vital ingredient is CADBURY choc, ok? :D. Hmm they are good, believe me!

    2. Cook says:

      I also reckon that you’d need flour….

    3. Cook 2 says:

      Can’t do without sugar either…

    4. H says:

      Maybe an oven for the finishing touches?

  8. Anjali P - DEPI says:

    Wonderful food and service – very much appreciated after a long hot day. Thanks heaps!

  9. John K - Pearcedale CFA says:

    Fantastic – you can come to our fires anytime! Well done!

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