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Orbost/Goongerah fire update

Community Information Newsletter # 4Orbost, Cann River, Bendoc, Club Terrace, Goongerah and Marlo

 2.35 PM 24 January, 2014

Orbost fires update

Orbost, Cann River, Bendoc, Club Terrace, Goongerah, Marlo

 8.57 AM 21 January, 2014

Take care with machinery

Farming machinery has been linked to a number of fires across the state and CFA is urging landholders to be extra vigilant as Gippsland continues to dry.

 12.16 PM 10 January, 2014

Heroic confined space rescue

By the time Russell Gaul arrived on scene with two others in the Darnum-Ellinbank tanker, a desperate rescue was underway with a serious risk of four fatalities.

 1.14 PM 24 December, 2013

Coongulla CFA Sunday

Coongulla is a small town on the shores of Lake Glenmaggie in the Wellington Shire. The population grows during the summer holidays. The brigade is embracing community engagement and has had some good success during the last couple of years.

 8.59 AM 6 December, 2013

Cowwarr celebrates CFA Sunday

Cowwarr is located in the Wellington Shire in Gippsland. It is a small town with only a small population.

 8.52 AM 6 December, 2013

Gippsland staff trained up

On 25 and 26 November, a team from Gippsland Region and afar participated in Wildfire Minimum Skills training with the help of Terry Hanley, Doug Bracks and Peter Hodges at West Sale Training Campus.

 1.17 PM 29 November, 2013

SES and CFA working together

Volunteers from CFA and SES spent Sunday 27 October battling a plane crash, car accidents and dangerous chemicals and still had time to enjoy some catering from Red Cross.

 2.51 PM 22 November, 2013

Local volunteers join forces

Volunteer members from CFA’s Mitchell Group recently joined forces with members from SES units from Bairnsdale and Bruthen to run through a range of simulated training exercises on and around Mt Taylor.

 2.58 PM 1 November, 2013

Heyfield Juniors up to new heights

The Heyfield & District Community Bank very generously presented a cheque for $2,500 for The Heyfield Junior CFA Volunteer Development Program at the Traralgon Fire Station on Monday October 14.

 1.14 PM 29 October, 2013

Paynesville help their seniors

On Thursday 10 October Paynesville Brigade attended the Paynesville Seniors Festival as part of Seniors Week. The brigade joined 30 other community organisations to celebrate Seniors Week.

 10.50 AM 29 October, 2013

Mallacoota cross-border meeting

About 35 members of agencies working across the border zone east of the Snowy River met last week for their 50th annual review of the cross-border agreement.

 8.39 AM 21 October, 2013

CFA/DEPI tour Far East Gippsland

On Wednesday 2 October, a group of volunteers from Orbost, Marlo, Newmerella, Bemm River, Cann Valley and Mallacoota brigades, together with CFA staff members from  D11 HQ and staff from DEPI in Orbost and Cann River met on the side of a road just off the Princes Highway near Club Terrace.

 1.50 PM 8 October, 2013

Man injured in Ensay house fire

A man suffered burns after a fire broke out at his Ensay house in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

 9.41 AM 27 September, 2013

Captain Wood thinks big picture

Captain Vivienne Wood is a big picture thinker and a grassroots leader. When she isn’t working and training with Paynesville brigade, she’s out training the rest of the region.

 1.53 PM 11 September, 2013

Swifts Creek Careers Expo

On Monday 2 September, Swifts Creek Secondary College hosted an employment expo in partnership with Advance TAFE.

 4.34 PM 9 September, 2013

It felt like One CFA

Last week, staff from Gippsland Region’s Business Services team visited Traralgon and Morwell integrated fire stations. The purpose of the day was for both career firefighters and office staff to gain a better understanding of each other’s roles.

 12.41 PM 28 August, 2013

Trauma! Trauma! Trauma! Careflight

Emergency responders may find themselves first on scene at an incident. Our knowledge and skills in the pre hospital setting (at the incident) when performed appropriately, may make all the difference in delivering positive outcomes for patients.

 2.00 PM 14 August, 2013

Stratford Kinder: Home Fire Safe

On Friday 26 July, the Stratford Fire Brigade visited the Stratford Kinder to teach the kids about home fire safety.

 9.59 AM 29 July, 2013

Smoke makes stand self-sustaining

The bushfire preparation display at Bairnsdale Bunnings became even more popular as a result of the Aberfeldy - Donnellys bushfires.

 11.30 AM 8 April, 2013