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District 11 News

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.

 3.20 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.

 11.13 AM 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.  

 8.24 AM 20 March, 2013

8 Brave Captains

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

 2.34 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.

 8.25 PM 15 March, 2013

Off like Flynn

A small grassfire creates smoke hazard for trains and cars

 8.04 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.

 9.07 AM 7 March, 2013

Gippsland fire update 20 Feb

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

 12.17 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. 

 3.54 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.

 4.55 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.

 6.45 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.

 7.08 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.

 4.17 PM 4 February, 2013

Harrietville fire community update

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

 11.25 AM 2 February, 2013

Gippsland fires audio update

Deputy Incident Controller Adrian Gutsche has provided an update on the Gippsland fires.

 2.26 PM 23 January, 2013

Gippsland update 23/01/13

DSE and CFA crews have been working throughout the night to consolidate containment lines.

 8.24 AM 23 January, 2013

Closures on Lake Glenmaggie

Transport Safety Victoria has put exclusion zones in place on Lake Glenmaggie to ensure helicopters sourcing water for the firefighting effort can do so safety.

 5.49 AM 23 January, 2013

Park and state forest closures

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and Parks Victoria have closed a number of national parks and state forests around Mount Feathertop and Mount Beauty in the north east of Victoria because of a fire burning in the area.

 5.05 AM 23 January, 2013

Gippsland residents told to prepare

Residents located around Erica and Briagolong are being urged to prepare ahead of severe fire behaviour predicted for tomorrow, Thursday 24 January and Friday this week.

 4.40 AM 23 January, 2013

Fires in far east Gippsland, Orbost

About 12 small fires were started by lightning in far east Gippsland last night. 

 8.39 AM 22 January, 2013