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District 27 News

Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

Two people have had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in Traralgon yesterday (23 February). 

 1.34 PM 24 February, 2017

Dave O'Brien - Commendation for Service

Dave O’Brien has been awarded a Commendation for Service in recognition of his contribution to the Boolarra brigade, the Morwell and Merton Groups, and to Districts 10 and 27. This award was presented by Operations Manager Bill Johnstone at the annual Merton Group Dinner held on 9 December 2016.

 11.14 PM 30 December, 2016

CFA brigades test foam at coal mine

Two CFA brigades recently tried out the first compressed air foam equipment for CFA, in a training exercise at Loy Yang Coal Mine in the Latrobe Valley.

 9.42 AM 22 December, 2016

Smoke alarm saves Churchill family

Late last week (9 December) a working smoke alarm alerted a family of five in Churchill to a house fire in the early hours of the morning.

 9.56 AM 14 December, 2016

District 27 meets many milestones

CFA’s District 27 makes up for its small size with an enormous level of complexity. 

 2.10 PM 26 October, 2016

Traralgon firefighter to research US mine fires

A CFA firefighter from Traralgon will travel to the United States on Sunday 11 September, to study coal mine fire prevention, detection and suppression, aiming to bring back a range of new ideas to implement on home soil. 

 3.59 PM 9 September, 2016

Moe business goes up in flames

A mechanic business on Narracan Drive in Moe was destroyed by fire overnight (26 July), despite CFA crews fighting the blaze for more than two hours.

 12.45 PM 26 July, 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

Saw mill fire

CFA crews are responding to a fire at a saw mill in Hazelwood North.

 2.33 PM 17 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

Steven Barling AFSM

CFA volunteer Steven Barling is one of those rare individuals who is as handy with an operational strategy as he is a fire hose – and has been honoured this Queen's Birthday for a remarkable contribution over nearly 30 years.

 5.48 PM 8 June, 2015

Man rescued from burning home

A Traralgon man is lucky to be alive after firefighters carried him from his burning home overnight.

 2.33 PM 26 May, 2015

The Great Egg Drop Challenge

Traralgon Junior Fire Brigade took on The Great Egg Drop Challenge (GEDC) for Thursday night training. Working in pairs, the Juniors made a craft to save their egg from a drop of 10 metres.

 2.28 PM 1 May, 2015

Bravery under fire: Private William Barling

Fascinated by the bravery shown every day, the extreme and difficult conditions faced by our soldiers, and the scale of the effort required, Churchill Captain Steven Barling relates what he knows of his grandfather’s experiences during the First World War.

 3.40 PM 15 April, 2015

New CFA district goes live

CFA’s first new district since 1962 became operationally active today (Wednesday 1 April), with Bill Johnstone taking on the District 27 Operations Manager role in an official capacity.      

 1.47 PM 1 April, 2015

$5.5 million fire safety boost for Latrobe Valley

**State Government media release** The Andrews Labor Government has invested $5.5 million to create a new CFA fire district in Morwell, boosting firefighting capacity and making the Latrobe Valley safer.

 1.44 PM 1 April, 2015

District 27 goes live

CFA’s first new district since 1962 became operationally active today (Wednesday April 1), with Bill Johnstone taking on the District 27 Operations Manager role in an official capacity.      

 1.31 PM 1 April, 2015

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Crews in CFA’s District 27 are attending a fire in a sawmill in Hazelwood North, Morwell, which started at 9am this morning (14 May) and has spread to a sawdust collection hopper.

 1.45 PM 14 May, 2015