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CFA fireys take on aircraft exercise in Gippsland

The Gippsland Regional Aircraft Exercise was held today at the Latrobe Valley Airfield. The exercise is an opportunity for CFA members to practice their skills in air observing, relaying information back to an Incident Control Centre, flight following and aerial fire mapping.  

 8.46 AM 22 November, 2014

Yallourn Power Station fire

CFA and Estate Services crews responded to a minor fire in the crusher house of Yallourn W Power Station just before 8.20 pm Monday 3 November.

 10.42 PM 3 November, 2014

Residents urged to take care burning off

As temperatures begin to heat up, CFA has urged residents in the state’s south east to take extreme care when burning off.

 8.53 AM 29 October, 2014

Newry and Upper Maffra RFB celebrate 70 years

Newry and Upper Maffra Rural Fire Brigade has been serving the community of Newry and Upper Maffra for over 70 years. To celebrate this significant milestone, the brigade came together to celebrate with a Community Fun day at the Newry Recreational Reserve on Saturday 18th October, providing entertainment with face painting, jumping castle, horse lotto, raffles and a band.  The brigade was on hand with the Community Education Trailer to provide advice to the community on Bushfire Awareness, Captain Koala was in attendance along with the Traralgon Bronto.

 2.55 PM 21 October, 2014

Bushfire prevention partnerships recognised

The Vegetation Management Program and associated Fuel Reduction burning in Gippsland has built a series of significant partnerships across the region in order to better deliver vital bushfire prevention treatments to the community.

 10.13 AM 21 October, 2014

Gippsland hosts first bushfire community forum

Gippsland recently hosted an Australian first community bushfire preparedness initiative.

 9.37 AM 21 October, 2014

625 years of service to the Seaton Community

The Seaton community came together on Sunday 19 October 2014 to celebrate and officially open their new station and to pay tribute to members of the township’s fire brigade.  The opening of the station was a great day for the future of the brigade and allowed for recognition of the people who have built this brigade into what it is today.

 8.48 AM 21 October, 2014

370 years of service to the Dargo community

The community of Dargo came together on Sunday 19 October 2014 to officially open their fire station, receive the keys to their new Ultra light tanker and to celebrate and pay tribute to members of the township’s fire brigade.  The Hon Tim Bull, Member for Gippsland East handed over the keys to the new vehicle to Captain Brian Madigan along with unveiling the memorial plaque for the station.

 8.36 AM 21 October, 2014

Private burn gets out in the wind

A windy afternoon and smoke near the plantations in Moirs Rd had Trafalgar, Moe and Thorpdale brigades on the road.

 10.21 AM 20 October, 2014

'One with the Lot' at Orbost

It was a pleasant sunday morning at Orbost and the troops were gathering for a briefing.

 8.15 PM 8 October, 2014

Footy fever at Ruby Fire Station

Ruby Fire Brigade used AFL Grand Final day as an excuse to gather at the fire station with their families, cheer and jeer the teams, and enjoy the expert barbecue skills of Nathan Hardacre.

 7.22 AM 3 October, 2014

Pub in trouble in Orbost exercise

With the street outside the Orbost Club Hotel teeming with emergency services and the Bronto heaving into action, the owner of the pub lamented, “What a terrible weekend. The Swans lose and now the pub burns down!”

 5.39 PM 2 October, 2014

Busy Sunday for fire services

It was an early taste of the fire season as CFA and DEPI were kept busy attending to various bush and grass and scrub fires yesterday.

 12.12 PM 29 September, 2014

Celebrating new stations and long service

The Glengarry East, Cowwarr and Valencia Creek communities came together on Sunday 21 September 2014 to pay tribute to members of their towns' fire brigades and to officially open their new fire stations. 

 10.21 AM 24 September, 2014

Heyfield brigade Juniors' weekend away

Heyfield brigade Juniors went to Melbourne 13 and 14 September 2014.

 8.35 AM 24 September, 2014

Chief meets CFA members about new district

Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has met CFA members in the Latrobe Valley to discuss the new CFA ‘District 27’ which will cover the area of Latrobe City Council.

 11.44 AM 23 September, 2014

Stratford Fire Brigade out in the community

Stratford Fire Brigade devoted time to present a fire safety session to the students of Cobains, Bundalaguah and Airly Primary Schools on Thursday 18 September. 

 10.40 AM 22 September, 2014

New $5m fire station for Morwell

Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan today announced the Victorian Coalition Government would invest $5 million to build a new CFA station in Morwell.

 10.12 AM 12 September, 2014

Home fire safety to the wider community

Staff and volunteers from Morwell Fire Station have been delivering a series of home fire safety presentations to members of Gippsland's multicultural community.

 1.37 PM 29 August, 2014

Magnificent Maffra

The main street of Maffra came alive on a beautiful winter’s day to celebrate the 100 years of service provided by the Maffra Fire Brigade.

 11.01 AM 18 August, 2014