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Postby Boort8720 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:02 pm

Hi All,

I was just wondering whether anyone knows what the paging pneumonics 'AFIB, OFIB, TFIB and ONEF' may mean. I believe there are others similar to these, but I cannot seem to figure out what they mean or what agency they are assigned to. From memory, some of the fires appeared to be either in, or in close proximity to crown/bushland. This gives me the impression it may be DELWP?? But iv'e never seen any project firefighters with pagers. Anyone who could shed some light? Any help is very much appreciated.

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Re: EAS paging Pneumonics

Postby Pumper_50 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:49 am

First three may possibly be Industrial / Plantation Brigades. Not sure about the fourth.

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Re: EAS paging Pneumonics

Postby madmarto » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:15 am

FIB stands for Forestry Industry Brigade (see http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/forest- ... antations/ for more info).

I have also seen AFIB, OFIB, TFIB and ONEF in the pager list but they all seem to over in SW Vic so could be specific FIBs in that area. Over my way (NE Vic) Hancock Plantations run most of the plantations and their pneumonics are HANx where x indicates the plantation location.

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Re: EAS paging Pneumonics

Postby Blake » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:22 pm

Having cross examined pages, areas, and brigade locations, I agree with what the other blokes are saying; that the abbreviations you put forward are referencing various FiB units (Forestry Industry Brigades) and plantations. Specifically plantations.


Let's examine an example below:

A pager message referencing a couple of the units you mentioned (address redacted):

@@ALERT F180107145 POOL1 G&SC1 SMOKE SIGHTING CNR RYANS RD/FERGUSONS RD POWERS CREEK SVSW 345 D14 (162839) AFIB CPOOL OFIB ONEF TFIB


I would suggest that some of those abbreviations are not for a response or turn-out, but simply a notification that there is a fire in the vicinity of one of their plantations.

Now, the incident addresses was here: http://bit.ly/2EEiCzE

Now, lets look at surrounding brigades:

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The brigades initially paged were:

AFIB, CPOOL, OFIB, ONEF, TFIB.

Now, CPOOL, is obviously Poolaijelo CFA Brigade, so that leaves AFIB, OFIB, TFIB and ONEF.

Why don't you start by making a list of all the surrounding plantations and FiBs, then do a bit go digging around who owns them and see if any names match up :D

I do personally know exactly what each of those abbreviations mean and are referencing, but you know the old saying:
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
I'm trying to equip you to figure this out for yourself in future.

Why not try also looking into other seemingly commercial plantations around that incident, and do some digging on them.



I'll throw out some other pager messages below that may help with areas and the like (again, addresses removed). :D

@@ALERT F171115767 GDAL2 G&SC1 GRASS FIRE SPREADING 140 KIAMA SS RD GRASSDALE /HOTSPUR-GRASSDALE RD SVSW 472 C5 (550114) AFIB CGDAL GPFL MCEW OFIB


@@ALERT F171119597 GWST2 G&SC1 GRASSLAND ON FIRE 548 GORAE RD GORAE /BERRYS RD //HODGETTS RD SVSW 6786 K10 (498650) AFIB CGWST GRTR OFIB RENN


@@ALERT F171202607 KONO1 G&SC3 GRASS FIRE 1609 COLERAINE-EDENHOPE RD KONONGWOOTONG /ABSOLAMS LANE //CONNELLS LANE SVSW 387 F13 (610542) AFIB CKONO MCEW OFIB


@@ALERT F171206021 HGAP1 G&SC1 VALLEY FILLED WITH SMOKE CNR GRAMPIANS RD/WATTLETREE RD HALLS GAP SVSW 8439 F10 (357866) AFIB CHGAP


@@ALERT F171111082 HEYW1 G&SC3 TREE FIRE 825 MT CLAY RD HEYWOOD /WOOLWASH RD //TOWER RD SVSW 6788 B1 (614743) AFIB CHEYW OFIB


HbGWST2 G&SC1 330 AMORS RD GRASS FIRE SPREADING 330 AMORS RD GORAE WEST /LOGANS RD //BOTHES RD SVSW 6786 C12 (424633) F171121180 AFIB CGWST GRTR OFIB RENN


HbBPEN2 G&SC1 BURNOFF OUT OF CONTROL 212 GLENISLA CROSSING RD GLENISLA /HENTY HWY //DUNNS CROSSING RD SVSW 6170 A9 (101862) F171202187 CBPEN MCEW OFIB


@@ALERT F171121050 CDAL2 G&SC3 COLUMN OF SMOKE ISSUING CNR SANDY TRK/MARTINS RD CASTERTON SVSW 428 F7 (206365) CCDAL GPFL MFIB OFIB ONEF RENN TFIB MFIB




If you get really stuck or can't make appreciable headway, PM me an I'll fill you in. :)

Cheers mate, and have fun with the new project. :lol: :roll:




P.S. Pneumonics???? Are you talking about mnemonics? Or the generally four letter abbreviations or initials that reference a brigade?
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Re: EAS paging Pneumonics

Postby Boort8720 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:31 am

If anyone else is looking, I found these on Brigades Online
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Re: EAS paging Pneumonics

Postby Blake » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:41 pm

That's pretty spot on Boort. Good job.
I'll give you what you asked for though. :lol:

AFIB - Austgum Plantations (Australian Bluegum Plantations Pty. Limited)

OFIB - PF Olsen (PF OLSEN (AUS) Pty Limited)

TFIB - Timberlands Pacific (Timberlands Pacific Pty Limited)

ONEF - One Forty One Plantations (OneFortyOne Plantations Pty Ltd)

Also, PM incoming sometime soon.
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Re: EAS paging Pneumonics

Postby Boort8720 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:05 pm

Thanks for that Blake, it never really occurred to me that what I was looking for was in fact right under my nose. Thanks again for that
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