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Incidents - Bushfire

District 10 peers ready to go

The district 10 peer support team is gearing up for another busy season and, after dealing with the Heyfield fires earlier in the year, they’re well prepared.

 3.29 PM 7 November, 2013

Crop fire at Beauchamp

CFA is battling a crop fire at Beauchamp, approximately 38 kilometres south of Swan Hill.

 4.05 PM 6 November, 2013

Vic fireys on the ground in NSW

More than 500 Victorian firefighters and 55 fire trucks are on the ground in New South Wales today to assist local fire agencies facing extreme fire danger across central New South Wales including the Blue Mountains and Sydney area.

 10.01 AM 23 October, 2013

More Victorians head to NSW

Media Release from Fire Services Commissioner Craig LapsleyVictoria is deploying more firefighters from MFB, CFA, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and Parks Victoria following a request from New South Wales for additional support in preparation for increased fire danger in New South Wales on Wednesday.

 4.46 PM 22 October, 2013

D8 strike team hits the road

Bangholme Training Campus was the location for another strike team to gather for the trip to assist with fires in NSW.

 12.02 AM 22 October, 2013

More Vic fireys heading to NSW

A second contingent of Victorian firefighters and emergency services personnel has left for NSW today, Monday 21 October, to provide assistance during the state's bushfire emergency.

 3.05 PM 21 October, 2013

Airly Rd, Grassy

A small grass fire with strong winds can lead to trouble

 6.38 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.

 11.21 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.

 5.17 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. 

 10.58 AM 30 August, 2013

Predictive Services Strategy

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

 2.21 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.

 2.36 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.

 12.55 PM 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.

 6.33 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.

 8.49 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.

 12.52 PM 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.

 11.03 AM 9 April, 2013

Dereel bushfire

Images from the fires at Dereel from 27 March.

 4.18 PM 28 March, 2013

Firefighters injured in Dereel fire

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

 7.33 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.

 5.47 PM 24 March, 2013