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District 11 News

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)

 11.40 AM 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.

 2.07 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.

 11.13 AM 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.

 9.07 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.  

 8.27 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.

 8.14 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. 

 11.05 AM 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.

 10.40 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. 

 7.31 AM 18 November, 2016

District 27 pre-summer exercise

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

 1.03 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.

 3.11 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.

 3.10 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.

 1.28 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.

 1.48 PM 4 July, 2016

District 11 contributes to blood challenge

CFA Staff from D11 booked a bed in the Red Cross Blood Service Mobile unit and contributed to the Challenge Tally! 

 10.22 AM 10 June, 2016

Longwarry and District brigade market boosts funds

What began 20 years ago as a Longwarry and District Fire Brigade car boot sale that raised $350, has expanded to a monthly market that has enabled the brigade to buy catering trailers and support vehicles and fund half their satellite station in Labertouche.

 10.12 AM 31 May, 2016

Devon North’s tough Black Saturday recovery

While Devon North brigade and CFA life member Peter Nye says that bad weather generally moves into the area from the north west temperate rainforest of the Tarra Bulga National Park and through pine plantations, on Black Saturday fire brands rained down all around as the Delburn Complex came to town.

 10.55 AM 23 May, 2016

New bushfire firefighters for District 11

The next fire season may seem like a long way off – we have to get through winter first – but when it arrives District 11 willl have 11 new bushfire firefighters from six brigades ready for the fireground.

 1.03 PM 9 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 1.16 PM 4 May, 2016

East Gippsland Field Days Bairnsdale

East Gippsland Field Days was held at Bairnsdale Aerodrome on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 2016. Bairnsdale Fire Brigade hosted the event with help from the community safety team from South East Region.

 10.57 AM 4 May, 2016