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Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

Two people have had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in Traralgon yesterday (23 February). 

 1.34 PM 24 February, 2017

Dave O'Brien - Commendation for Service

Dave O’Brien has been awarded a Commendation for Service in recognition of his contribution to the Boolarra brigade, the Morwell and Merton Groups, and to Districts 10 and 27. This award was presented by Operations Manager Bill Johnstone at the annual Merton Group Dinner held on 9 December 2016.

 11.14 PM 30 December, 2016

Volunteers helping volunteers

A partnership of volunteers supporting volunteers in the south-east is keeping five fire stations and their trucks spick-and-span.

 9.14 AM 21 December, 2016

Smoke alarm saves Churchill family

Late last week (9 December) a working smoke alarm alerted a family of five in Churchill to a house fire in the early hours of the morning.

 9.56 AM 14 December, 2016

ACO assists in house fire

CFA Assistant Chief Officer South East Region Trevor Owen is not one to shy away from the line of duty, jumping in to help out with a house fire in his region yesterday (21 September) afternoon. 

 3.10 PM 22 September, 2016

Wonthaggi community safety on the airwaves

Wonthaggi members have been using the reach of community radio for the past two years to put out safety messages to their community.

 4.11 PM 12 September, 2016

Getting the truck out in Omeo Group

Locals describe Swifts Creek as “below the gap” at the foot of the Great Divide while Omeo 26 kilometres away is “above the gap” on the Great Divide.

 4.10 PM 5 September, 2016

ESO blood challenge closes for 2016

The 2016 Emergency Services Blood Challenge, conducted from 1 June to 31 August, has now closed with a record number of donations made across the emergency services sector. 

 12.24 PM 2 September, 2016

NAIDOC Week celebration in District 11

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 2.28 PM 12 July, 2016

South East Check Maps and competition

Brigades in the south-east are being encouraged to make sure their spatial vision maps are correct and fit for CFA use before the books are printed in April 2017.

 2.48 PM 4 July, 2016

Cooler conditions prompt chimney warning

CFA is urging residents to keep themselves fire safe as the cooler weather kicks in by checking and maintaining their fireplaces, chimneys, fireboxes and flues.

 2.22 PM 12 April, 2016

Saw mill fire

CFA crews are responding to a fire at a saw mill in Hazelwood North.

 2.33 PM 17 November, 2015

SE brigades prepped for property advice visits

More than 130 volunteers from 30 brigades across CFA's South East Region are now ready to deliver fire safety advice to communities under the Property Advice Visit Service.

 1.46 PM 11 November, 2015

ROADwhyz at Lakes Entrance

It was a dark and stormy night.

 3.06 PM 5 October, 2015

Service to Boisdale Fire Brigade

An impressive 345 years of combined voluntary service have been recognised by CFA at a BBQ lunch in Boisdale Rec Reserve.

 11.36 AM 28 September, 2015

Deaf member comes in loud and clear

While Peter Busch was born deaf, this experienced Glenaladale firefighter knows that a roaring bushfire leaves everyone on the fireground hard of hearing and gesturing wildly to get their messages across.

 2.26 PM 24 August, 2015

Advancing Orbost youth

While Newmerella brigade’s Graham Wilson has recently stepped down from fire equipment maintenance and the Orbost Group secretary and treasurer roles, he’s not giving up teaching Advance, previously known as Youth Crew, at Orbost Secondary College.

 2.12 PM 24 August, 2015

Glenmaggie turning around daytime response

With a population of 523 (to be exact) and an influx of up to 6000 lakeside holiday makers in summer, Glenmaggie Fire Brigade faces the familiar challenge of weekday turnout.

 1.59 PM 24 August, 2015

South East Assistant Chief updates ABC Radio

Every fortnight Trevor Owen, the Assistant Chief Officer of CFA's South East Region joins Sian Gard on ABC Gippsland Breakfast.

 11.04 AM 20 August, 2015

Woman rescued from cave says thanks

A woman who was rescued from a cave has contacted CFA to thank rescuers for their "kindness and support".

 1.04 PM 14 August, 2015