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District 11 News

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

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

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.

 2.48 PM 4 July, 2016

Cooler conditions prompt chimney warning

CFA is urging residents to keep themselves fire safe as the cooler weather kicks in by checking and maintaining their fireplaces, chimneys, fireboxes and flues.

 2.22 PM 12 April, 2016

East Gippsland residents asked not to burn off

With the extreme wind conditions Victoria will experience tomorrow, CFA is asking residents in East Gippsland to refrain from burning off.

 4.42 PM 24 November, 2015

SE brigades prepped for property advice visits

More than 130 volunteers from 30 brigades across CFA's South East Region are now ready to deliver fire safety advice to communities under the Property Advice Visit Service.

 1.46 PM 11 November, 2015

ROADwhyz at Lakes Entrance

It was a dark and stormy night.

 3.06 PM 5 October, 2015

Deaf member comes in loud and clear

While Peter Busch was born deaf, this experienced Glenaladale firefighter knows that a roaring bushfire leaves everyone on the fireground hard of hearing and gesturing wildly to get their messages across.

 2.26 PM 24 August, 2015

Advancing Orbost youth

While Newmerella brigade’s Graham Wilson has recently stepped down from fire equipment maintenance and the Orbost Group secretary and treasurer roles, he’s not giving up teaching Advance, previously known as Youth Crew, at Orbost Secondary College.

 2.12 PM 24 August, 2015

Glenmaggie turning around daytime response

With a population of 523 (to be exact) and an influx of up to 6000 lakeside holiday makers in summer, Glenmaggie Fire Brigade faces the familiar challenge of weekday turnout.

 1.59 PM 24 August, 2015

South East Assistant Chief updates ABC Radio

Every fortnight Trevor Owen, the Assistant Chief Officer of CFA's South East Region joins Sian Gard on ABC Gippsland Breakfast.

 11.04 AM 20 August, 2015

Woman rescued from cave says thanks

A woman who was rescued from a cave has contacted CFA to thank rescuers for their "kindness and support".

 1.04 PM 14 August, 2015

ROADwhyz comes back to East Gippsland

ROADwhyz, Choice & Consequence, a road safety awareness evening aimed at young people just starting to drive, is returning to East Gippsland on 28 August.

 5.34 PM 13 August, 2015

Eight hour rescue from Buchan cave

A group of CFA members driving home from a fire-line leadership course were flagged down by a person on the side of the road alerting them to a woman who had fallen down a cave near Buchan in East Gippsland.

 12.57 PM 11 August, 2015

Radio communication improves as blackspots removed

Relying on transportable repeaters to cover local command channel radio communication blackspots has all but been alleviated with the last of 78 new transmitters now completed at Mt Tara, near Buchan, in District 11.

 10.44 AM 20 July, 2015

Gunai Kurnai CFA members Celebrate NAIDOC Week

Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust satellite brigade  hosted friends, family and community for a NAIDOC Week barbecue in East Gippsland.

 10.03 AM 16 July, 2015

Cars crash on icy alpine road

CFA crews assisted Victoria Police, SES and Ambulance to rescue seven people after two separate crashes on the Great Alpine Road this morning (10 July).

 2.08 PM 10 July, 2015