Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 20 July 2022

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MEMBERS of Forest Fire Management Victoria at work. Picture: Supplied

Recruiting begins for fire fighting season FIREFIGHTERS for the Port Phillip region are being recruited. Forest Fire Management Victoria is looking for people to help assist during the next bushfire season. It is hoping to find 22 “project firefighters”, with roles as general firefighters, fire support officers, and rappel crew available. Forest Fire Management Victoria Port Phillip fire officer Tamara Beckett has encouraged people to apply. “These fixed term positions are a fantastic opportunity for people from

all walks of life who are physically fit to get out in the bush, protect Victoria from bushfires and help to maintain public land right across the state,” she said. “You could be operating heavy machinery one week and responding to an emergency the next. The roles involve being on the frontline fighting bushfires, conducting planned burns, managing roadside vegetation, pest and weed control, maintaining access to fire trails and roads, and supporting other emergency work to help protect the community and environment.

“Successful recruits will be fully trained and get the opportunity to work with experienced staff from a range of fire management agencies right across the state, and potentially nationally and internationally if required.” Eighteen roles have been set aside for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. A driver’s license and medical and fitness assessment is required. Applications close 31 July. Apply at jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/pff or call 136 186.

JANE EYRE WILL SET A FIRE BLAZING IN YOUR SOUL BRONTË’S gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging will blaze its way to the Frankston Arts Centre in August. Audiences can witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a faithful yet fiercely original new stage adaptation from the nationally renowned Shake & Stir Theatre Co (Animal Farm, Dracula). After a childhood spent suffering at the hands of her cruel aunt, Jane finds employment at Thornfield Hall, the impressive yet mysterious home of Edward Rochester. As Jane and Rochester become inexplicably drawn to each other, the dark secrets locked within the walls of Thornfield start to unravel, forcing Jane on a heart-wrenching journey towards truth and freedom. Touted as a “blazing success” by Broadway World, this stunning new

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production features original music written by multi ARIA winner Sarah McLeod. Established in 2006, Shake & Stir is one of the largest privately owned theatre companies in Australia and a major force on the national and NZ touring landscape. Whether presenting staged adaptations of classic literature, contemporary Shakespeare for young people or politically and socially motivated new work, Shake & Stir is known for producing highquality entertainment incorporating cuttingedge production values with contemporary relevance and diverse audience appeal. Experience this stunning new production of Jane Eyre at Frankston Arts Centre for one performance only on Wednesday, August 17, at 7.30pm. Tickets at thefac.com.au or on 9784 1060.