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Incidents - Bushfire

Airly Rd, Grassy

A small grass fire with strong winds can lead to trouble

 5.38 PM 20 October, 2013

Vic firefighters deployed to NSW

(Victorian Government media release) Victorian firefighters are being deployed to New South Wales to provide relief to fire agency colleagues.

 10.21 AM 18 October, 2013

Small fire at Dereel

Strong, warm winds have reignited a fire in remnants of a wood harvest at Dereel which was initially sparked a week ago.

 4.17 PM 16 October, 2013

Post Traumatic Growth Conference

On Sunday 8 September, EACH Social & Community Health will be presenting a Post Traumatic Growth mini-conference at no charge to participants.  This has been made possible through funding by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund.  EACH has requested that the details of this conference be made available to all CFA members in particular as it is a topic that many members are likely to relate to particularly as a result of their experiences following the 2009 firesThe conference will be held at RACV City Club from 1pm to 6.30pm.  Registration is required by all participants. 

 9.58 AM 30 August, 2013

Predictive Services Strategy

Victoria's Fire Behaviour Analysts (FBANs) need your feedback!

 1.21 PM 26 June, 2013

The sting in the tail

Windy, warm conditions late in the fire season quickly turned a small scrub fire at Ferrers Road, Dereel, into a 1,200-hectare blaze that destroyed 16 houses and 15 outbuildings.This is the account of the fire on 27 March, through the eyes of Dereel Captain Darryn Hill.

 1.36 PM 27 May, 2013

Pulled from the path of fire

Merrigum Brigade firefighter John Dozzi has received a special commendation for bravery, presented by the Campapse Shire Mayor during a recent volunteer week ceremony at the Echuca Civic Centre.

 11.55 AM 27 May, 2013

Burn offs out of control

CFA is appealing for people to take more care after crews had to respond to dozens of fires started by out of control burn offs today.

 5.33 PM 11 May, 2013

CFA firefighter suffers burns

Update @ 2.45pm, Mon 29 April: The firefighter is being treated in hospital for burns and other non-life threatening injuries. He's in good spirits.A CFA firefighter has suffered burns to the face, hands and throat after falling off a truck while fighting a fire at around 2:30pm today.

 7.49 PM 27 April, 2013

Summer fire wrap-up

Firefighters fought almost 4400 bush and grass fires during the most active fire season Victoria has faced in four years, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said.

 11.52 AM 11 April, 2013

Never too late for first callout

Retired school teacher Peter Symons joined the Porcupine Ridge CFA aged 62 and attended his first CFA job on New Years Eve – a large grass and scrub fire at Yandoit that quickly replaced plans to attend a party with his wife. He recounts his first-time experience here.

 10.03 AM 9 April, 2013

Dereel bushfire

Images from the fires at Dereel from 27 March.

 3.18 PM 28 March, 2013

Firefighters injured in Dereel fire

Four firefighters were injured in a fire which started at Dereel on Wednesday 27 March.

 6.33 PM 27 March, 2013

Darnum grass & scrub fire

Just before 11:00am on Sunday morning (24th March) Trafalgar & Yarragon brigades were responded to investigate a burnoff on Little Moe River Road Darnum.

 4.47 PM 24 March, 2013

Total Fire Ban in two districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Wednesday 20th March in the Wimmera and South West weather districts.

 4.20 PM 19 March, 2013

Traralgon West specialists

Story supplied by Raelene Billingsley, 1st Lt, Traralgon West fire brigade recalls the efforts of the brigade to support the airbase in Traralgon.

 8.25 PM 15 March, 2013

Off like Flynn

A small grassfire creates smoke hazard for trains and cars

 8.04 PM 15 March, 2013

Grampians 2013

Some photos of the mood of the fire

 8.27 PM 14 March, 2013

Mighty Bright firefight

Looking over our records, Bright Fire Brigade has had a huge season. In 2013, Bright has responded to 28 callouts up until the end of February and 37 callouts total for summer.

 1.41 PM 7 March, 2013

Thanks for helping at Licola fire

Thanks to the amazing strike team crews that attended the Licola 'call for help' from 18 January to 27 February.

 3.22 PM 4 March, 2013