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District 27 News

Academic research set to inspire change at CFA

Diversity and inclusion research will contribute to organisational development at CFA. 

 9.50 AM 22 March, 2017

Find out what firefighting is all about

CFA is running four information sessions across Victoria for people who are considering a CFA firefighting career, to learn more about this diverse role.  

 10.33 AM 15 March, 2017

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

Bushfire prevention partnership still delivering

A proactive bushfire prevention partnership developed between CFA and Gippsland Community Correctional Services - Community Work Program continues to deliver results across the community.

 12.13 PM 21 February, 2017

OM takes on the Tour de Cure

If there's one thing CFA members excel in other than fighting fires, it’s pulling together to help the community and Allan Rankin is about to demonstrate this perfectly.

 10.07 AM 3 February, 2017

Gas leak in Churchill

Digging a hole for a post has caused a gas leak on Canterbury Way and Auchterlonie Cres in Churchill this afternoon. 

 3.41 PM 4 January, 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

Firefighter shares US coal mine lessons locally

The Latrobe Valley’s vision to transform closed coal mines into lakes has become reality in some areas of the US, CFA’s Gavin Parker has discovered on a research trip.

 12.52 PM 15 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

Drouin West holds CFA Open Day with local market

Any brigade holding an open day hopes to attract large crowds, but sometimes this can be difficult especially in the busy pre-Christmas period.

 11.33 PM 12 December, 2016

Community conference receives fire awareness award

The Living with Bushfire Community Conference has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in fire service partnerships in this year’s Fire Awareness Awards.

 11.12 AM 9 December, 2016

Yinnar South home destroyed

Fire investigators continue to look into the cause of a fire this morning, which destroyed a Yinnar South home on Explorer’s Rd overnight. 

 9.30 AM 6 December, 2016

Zebulon has his wish granted

Career Firefighters at Traralgon with the help of Make-A-Wish Gippsland Branch were able to make 5 year old Zeb’s wish come true on a sunny Thursday afternoon. 

 5.53 PM 1 December, 2016

Hazmat incident in Traralgon

Early this morning (25 Novemeber) CFA crews attended a hazmat incident at a commercial residence in Traralgon. 

 11.08 AM 25 November, 2016

Captain mentoring celebrated in District 8

District 8 recently held a program dinner to celebrate the second successful year of the Captains Peer Mentoring Program.

 11.40 AM 23 November, 2016

Tarra Group Officer Wight talks risk

From the Gippsland coast to the Strzeleckis with Yarram as the employment centre; from communities of sea changers and retirees to the summer influx of holiday makers, the Tarra Group area is one of contrasts. 

 8.31 AM 18 November, 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

District 27 pre-summer exercise

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

 2.03 PM 21 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