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District 11 News

Cave rescue in Buchan

CFA crews were called to the Slocombes Cave Reserve in the middle of the night to rescue a man who had slipped into a sinkhole.

 12.33 PM 24 January, 2018

School bus fire in Bruthen

Firefighters were called to school bus fire in Bruthen this afternoon (15 Nov).

 3.13 PM 15 November, 2017

Community bushfire exercise in Omeo

Community members from the high country of Omeo, Cobungra, Bundarrah, Anglers's Rest, Glen Valley, Glen Wills, Cassilis Road, Innisfail, were given the opportunity to take part in the education experience of a CFA " Community Bushfire Exercise" coordinated by the South East Region Community Education team.

 2.18 PM 1 November, 2017

CFA goes back to Cubs

Last week over 3700 cub scouts aged from 8-11 years old travelled from across Victoria to Gillwell Park in Gembrook for a four-night camp.

 1.09 PM 9 October, 2017

First fire restrictions for 2017-18

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday 16 October 2017:

 8.51 AM 6 October, 2017

Update on East Gippsland fires

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria crews continue to work in steep terrain on bushfires burning in parts of East Gippsland.

 4.53 PM 27 September, 2017

Kindling a CFA love

Burning love for two CFA volunteers Eva and Daniel Banks.

 10.20 AM 21 June, 2017

Allan’s ride spreads awareness and hope

An exhausted, inspired and very humbled Allan Rankin has recently returned from a 9 day bike ride, all the in the name of cancer research. (See previous story here)

 12.40 PM 4 April, 2017

Profile: Captain Paula Grosveld, Golden Beach

Golden Beach Captain Paula Grosveld described her leadership style as “walking to the side, not to the front. But if I need to, I step it up.

 3.07 PM 8 March, 2017

Bushfire prevention partnership still delivering

A proactive bushfire prevention partnership developed between CFA and Gippsland Community Correctional Services - Community Work Program continues to deliver results across the community.

 12.13 PM 21 February, 2017

OM takes on the Tour de Cure

If there's one thing CFA members excel in other than fighting fires, it’s pulling together to help the community and Allan Rankin is about to demonstrate this perfectly.

 10.07 AM 3 February, 2017

CFA initiatives growing fire awareness

CFA’s work helping Victorian communities to plan and prepare for fire has been recognised at this year’s Fire Awareness Awards, with two important projects winning Fire Service Awards.  

 9.27 AM 21 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

CFA apprentice wins youth leadership award

CFA apprentice William Maynard leads by example in his quest to change the lives of young Indigenous men in his home town of Bairnsdale, East Gippsland. 

 12.05 PM 14 December, 2016

Captain mentoring celebrated in District 8

District 8 recently held a program dinner to celebrate the second successful year of the Captains Peer Mentoring Program.

 11.40 AM 23 November, 2016

Tarra Group Officer Wight talks risk

From the Gippsland coast to the Strzeleckis with Yarram as the employment centre; from communities of sea changers and retirees to the summer influx of holiday makers, the Tarra Group area is one of contrasts. 

 8.31 AM 18 November, 2016

District 27 pre-summer exercise

On 16 October, the District 27 team conducted their annual pre-summer exercise.

 2.03 PM 21 October, 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

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