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National Emergency Medals

Sunday the 20th July, four Brigades from West Gippsland Group attended a special ceremony to receive a National Emergency Medal. The Brigades included Drouin West, Longwarry & District, Neerim South & Warragul. 

 8.56 PM 31 July, 2014

Mum and baby escape Boolarra blaze

UPDATE FRI 12pm: Firefighters have determined the fire was caused by a burning log which fell out of a wood combustion heater when the door was opened. *****

 11.49 AM 24 July, 2014

Gipps bushfire community conference

Living with bushfire is a reality in Gippsland and the resilience of the community relies on shared lessons and an understanding of how fire behaves, as well as its impact on the environment.

 4.54 PM 21 July, 2014

76 years a firefighter

Like most volunteers, Duncan Holman doesn’t think his time as a firefighter was anything too flash. He just wanted to help people in their time of need.

 2.48 PM 21 July, 2014

Trevor’s 40-year career

Wangaratta Brigade’s Chairman of 40 years recently stood down – but Trevor Poulter’s selfless contribution to his beloved Brigade will not be forgotten anytime soon.

 3.02 PM 17 July, 2014

Maryvale paper plant fire

Around 30 CFA firefighters have battled a fire at the Maryvale paper mill early yesterday evening (Monday 1 July).

 11.46 AM 2 July, 2014

Fire Safe Kids hits Baw Baw Shire

Schools in the Baw Baw Shire have been treated to several Fire Safe Kids sessions.

 4.35 PM 26 June, 2014

Hands on fun with Stratford brigade

Students at St Patrick’s Primary School were treated to a visit from the local Stratford fire brigade last Friday 6 June, to learn about home fire safety through CFA’s Fire Safe Kids program.

 4.29 PM 12 June, 2014

New career firefighters start today

CFA’s 21 new career firefighters have arrived on station today, joining the ranks of more than 685 already protecting lives and property at fire stations across Victoria and supporting CFA’s 55,000 volunteers.

 2.48 PM 10 June, 2014

Drouin West member receives OAM

Also receiving an Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours was new Drouin West Fire Brigade member Ruth McGowan.

 2.47 PM 10 June, 2014

Golden Beach brigade-owned tanker

Golden Beach Fire Brigade has commissioned a new $212,000 brigade-owned tanker.

 10.52 AM 5 June, 2014

Hazelwood mine inquiry briefing

A briefing session about the Hazelwood Mine Inquiry is now available online for CFA members, ahead of the public hearings which begin Monday 26 May.

 9.30 AM 22 May, 2014

Battling fires at work and home

***Pat Quinn, Morwell Mine Earthworks Superintendent, and CFA volunteer is being profiled as part of a special series focusing on volunteers to celebrate National Volunteer Week May 12-18.

 10.12 AM 15 May, 2014

Peat fire at Morwell

UPDATE FRI 4.30pm: A helicopter with FLIR (forward looking infra red) cameras has been flying over the Morwell Wetlands this afternoon and has detected no further surface heat in the area.

 11.04 AM 14 May, 2014

Window of opportunity to burn

Loch Sport Caravan Park became the site for approx. 4.5ha fuel reduction burn conducted by CFA and DEPI crews from Loch Sport, Stradbroke, Longford & Golden Beach.

 1.36 PM 29 April, 2014

Reflecting on extraordinary season

After one of their most challenging and complex summers to date, CFA Gippsland staff took a day out last week to reflect on what has been an extraordinary fire season.

 11.29 AM 22 April, 2014

Glenmaggie Bushfire Exercise

The morning of the 12th of April was cool and wet, however as 11:00am approached the sun shone through the door at the Glenmaggie fire station just as the Training & Community Education Team began the Glenmaggie & Seaton Bushfire Exercise. 

 12.46 PM 14 April, 2014

Buchan Hotel gutted

Buchan Captain Peter White was woken by a late night call to respond to the pub on fire. He saw the glow in the sky as he pulled out of his driveway.

 10.55 AM 14 April, 2014

Farm World Fun

Now in its 52nd year, Farm World is upon us yet again. The CFA Community Education Team is participating in the event that is expected to attract 50 000 people from all over Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania across the four days.

 10.35 AM 28 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire declared safe

After 45 days of intensive firefighting the Hazelwood open cut mine fire has been officially declared ‘safe’, and management handed back to the mine operators, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today.

 1.14 PM 25 March, 2014