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Grassy near Archery Park

Crews from 3 CFA brigades responded this afternoon to a roadside grassfire that spread into paddocks

 11.26 PM 3 December, 2012

Newry has a great CFA Sunday

Newry Rural Fire Brigade had a great day on Sunday.  There was a great turn out from the community (with 63 approximately) including member’s families. 

 10.05 AM 28 November, 2012

Benambra invites veterans to dance

It’s been a decade since CFA volunteers rushed to fight the bushfires in Benambra, and now it’s time to reunite and have a party.

 1.41 PM 19 November, 2012

Gippsland Phoenix Training Exercise

Over 40 people from CFA, DSE, Victoria police and SES participated in Gippsland’s recent Phoenix Parsons exercise.

 11.36 AM 15 November, 2012

Hay truck fire

Princes Highway, Hillside (6 kms east of Bairnsdale) was a sea of Red and Blue lights this afternoon

 1.31 PM 5 November, 2012

Mallacoota fire

9.20pm - A four hectare grass and scrub fire along Mallacoota Road (9km north-west of Mallacoota near Gipsy Point), was called in at 4.38pm today. DSE, CFA and NSW Rural Fire Service are on scene containing the fire.

 12.12 AM 26 October, 2012

East Gippsland Kids get FireReady

Passionate volunteers from Paynesville Fire Brigade visited Paynesville and Eagle Point Primary School’s on Monday 22 October.

 11.29 PM 25 October, 2012

Esso praises Loch Sport fire vols

The Loch Sport - Spoon Bay Track fire that started on 27 September 2012 burned through 730 hectares of the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.

 11.09 PM 25 October, 2012

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The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association is concerned by the increase in boating-related fatalities after the official boating season. We have had four fatalities in Victorian waters since the Queen's Birthday long weekend.

 12.07 AM 1 July, 2015

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The Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) has delivered some unexpected outcomes for the Wairewa Fire Brigade and positive benefits for the community in South East Region.

 10.59 AM 16 February, 2016

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As a CFA Captain, mentor, mother and fulltime worker, Vivienne Wood is truly an inspiration to her fire brigade and the community.

 2.49 PM 8 March, 2016

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The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

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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.

 11.57 AM 4 May, 2016

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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.

 2.03 PM 9 May, 2016

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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.

 11.55 AM 23 May, 2016

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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.

 11.12 AM 31 May, 2016

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

 11.22 AM 10 June, 2016

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A ruptured gas pipe and subsequent leak has led to the precautionary evacuation of one home on MacArthur St, Bairnsdale this afternoon. 

 4.03 PM 17 August, 2016

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

 2.03 PM 21 October, 2016