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Man rescued from burning home

A Traralgon man is lucky to be alive after firefighters carried him from his burning home overnight.

 1.33 PM 26 May, 2015

240 years of service for Heyfield Fire Brigade

A total of 240 years of CFA service were presented to members of Heyfield Fire Brigade by Acting Operations Manager of District 10 Colin Brown on 2 May 2015.

 10.09 AM 7 May, 2015

Military history lives on with Cowwarr volunteer

Cowwarr Fire Brigade member Doug Steley has a rich family history of Army service, making ANZAC Day a reflective time of the year.

 1.17 PM 23 April, 2015

Gippsland community bushfire forum this October

Capitalising on the success of the 2014 Living with Bushfire community conference, event organisers have announced the event will continue in 2015. Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus in Churchill will again host the event, with conference dates set for Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October. 

 12.15 PM 17 April, 2015

Community bushfire exercise

The Hazelwood Jeeralang Community Association (HJCA) and the Yinnar and District Community Association (YDCA) held a Community Bushfire Exercise on Saturday 21 March 2015 at the Federation University Gippsland campus in Churchill.

 7.49 PM 21 March, 2015

Mallacoota completes community safety training

On Saturday 7 March Mallacoota Fire Brigade carried out a series of community safety courses. 

 3.49 PM 16 March, 2015

Planned burning capacity increases in Gippsland

The capacity to undertake planned burning in Gippsland is continuing to grow thanks to a local partnership between CFA and HVP Plantations.

 2.37 PM 5 March, 2015

CFA firey receives bravery award

A CFA firefighter has received a bravery award today for his efforts in saving a man’s life following a motor vehicle collision on 30 April 2013.

 12.26 PM 25 February, 2015

Traralgon West celebrates 75 years

Traralgon West Fire Brigade took a trip down memory lane to celebrate more than 75 years of service to the community.

 12.01 PM 11 February, 2015

Compressed Air Foam trucks on display

A new tanker capable of delivering thousands of litres of compressed air foam has made its public debut in the Latrobe Valley today (Friday, 6 February).

 1.22 PM 6 February, 2015

Heyfield FB - Interagency training Hellitack 333

Heyfield Fire Brigade training on Tuesday 27th January saw Heyfield Brigade once again out and about having a go at something a bit different.  This time a joint training session with the DELWP crew of Hellitack 333.  A full safety brief was given, followed by a detailed description of the aircraft and its capabilities.

 10.07 AM 4 February, 2015

Members manning portable weather stations

A Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) initiative 10 years ago to gather more accurate weather readings close to going fires has led to the strategic long-term placement of three portable automatic weather stations (PAWS) with fire brigades in Hazelwood North, Wangaratta Northand Horsham, and two with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) at Altona.

 1.52 PM 30 January, 2015

New coal mine fire briefing video

A new video has been developed for emergency services personnel to introduce them to the very specific challenges faced when fighting fires in a coal mine.

 10.48 AM 29 January, 2015

Wayne Bass - OAM

Wayne Bass has dedicated his personal and professional life to working with young people and disadvantaged youth to help them be the best they possibly can be.

 12.37 PM 23 January, 2015

Ian Cooper - OAM

It was Ian Cooper’s mates who recruited him as member of Traralgon Fire Brigade in 1957 and since then the 79-year-old hasn’t looked back.

 12.13 PM 23 January, 2015

South East RLT enacts burn over survival drill

South East Region Assistant Chief Officer Trevor Owen joined the Regional Leadership Team and seven of his operational leaders last Wednesday at the District 10 Headquarters to carry out a burn over survival drill.

 9.44 AM 23 December, 2014

50 years of service to Traralgon South

Congratulations to Traralgon South brigade member Trevor Lade, who received recently his 50-year service award.

 9.47 AM 15 December, 2014

New advertisement targets arson in Gippsland

A new TV advertisement produced by the Gippsland Arson Prevention Program (GAPP) ‘Stop Bushfire Arson’ is helping to raise community awareness to target and reduce the incidence of bushfire arson across the Gippsland region this summer season.

 2.16 PM 5 December, 2014

Hot spot at Loy Yang

CFA is currently at AGL Loy Yang near Traralgon assisting with a coal “hot spot” in the Loy Yang mine.

 9.58 AM 28 November, 2014