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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  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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