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District 11 News

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.

 2.53 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.

 5.34 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.

 1.41 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.

 3.00 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.

 10.59 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.

 12.30 PM 8 April, 2013

Johnsonville recognition of service

Gippsland Regional Director Mark Potter and District 11 Operations Manager Bryan Russell presented National Medals, CFA Life Membership and CFA long service awards to Johnsonville brigade members on Sunday 17 March.

 4.20 PM 20 March, 2013

Johnsonville community shine

It has been said in some circles, for a long time, that fire brigades are the community and the community are the fire brigades.

 12.13 PM 20 March, 2013

Solar Sam judged superstar citizen

Sam Mitchell was dux of his school last year, East Gippsland Shire’s Young Citizen of the Year and, at the time of writing, he’s just begun a tour of Australia on his home-built solar powered bike.  

 9.24 AM 20 March, 2013

8 Brave Captains

On Friday 15 March, Stratford Fire Station played host to a fundraiser for Shave for a Cure.

 3.34 PM 18 March, 2013

Traralgon West specialists

Story supplied by Raelene Billingsley, 1st Lt, Traralgon West fire brigade recalls the efforts of the brigade to support the airbase in Traralgon.

 9.25 PM 15 March, 2013

Off like Flynn

A small grassfire creates smoke hazard for trains and cars

 9.04 PM 15 March, 2013

Sarsfield gets a new FCV

Like many country locations, Sarsfield has little to show that it exists. A telephone exchange, a recreation reserve and a fire brigade is about all there is. The community, however, is a strong one and that’s reflected in the support given to Sarsfield brigade.

 10.07 AM 7 March, 2013

Gippsland fire update 20 Feb

An update on the fire situation in Gippsland as of Wednesday, 20 February.

 1.17 PM 20 February, 2013

Hotham Heights Village photos

This afternoon, air crews were able to capture some images of the fire at Hotham Heights Village. 

 4.54 PM 9 February, 2013

Coongulla captain says…

Coongulla Captain Geoff Lynch has taken advantage of a relatively benign day to re-supply the two 45,000 litre concrete water tanks stationed beside bush roads as close as possible to the DSE/CFA interface.

 5.55 PM 8 February, 2013

Aberfeldy fire situation 7 Feb 2013

The Aberfeldy fire spotted over control lines on the northern edge, west of Glenfalloch Station today, 7 February developing rapidly in the hot, dry conditions and creating a smoke plume visible for many kilometres.

 7.45 PM 7 February, 2013

Aberfeldy fire situation

There has been significant fire activity in the Black Range Sector on the northern edge of the Aberfeldy fire area this afternoon (Wednesday, 6 February) which generated a lot of smoke.

 8.08 PM 6 February, 2013

Back burning at Harrietville fire

Fire fighters are preparing to ignite a major back burn on the Great Alpine Road, near Mt Hotham, in preparation for worsening weather conditions.

 5.17 PM 4 February, 2013

Harrietville fire community update

10am Saturday, 2 Febuary 2013: (View the latest warnings here)

 12.25 PM 2 February, 2013