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Volunteers helping volunteers

A partnership of volunteers supporting volunteers in the south-east is keeping five fire stations and their trucks spick-and-span.

 9.14 AM 21 December, 2016

Wonthaggi community safety on the airwaves

Wonthaggi members have been using the reach of community radio for the past two years to put out safety messages to their community.

 4.11 PM 12 September, 2016

Getting the truck out in Omeo Group

Locals describe Swifts Creek as “below the gap” at the foot of the Great Divide while Omeo 26 kilometres away is “above the gap” on the Great Divide.

 4.10 PM 5 September, 2016

Sad end to intense house fire

Man burned and beloved pet dies in house fire in Inverloch on Monday 12 July 2016.    

 2.03 PM 14 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

Open fireplace causes major damage

A burning log rolling out of an open fireplace has caused serious damage to a home in Trafalgar yesterday afternoon (June 27) at midday on Old Sale Road.

 11.06 AM 28 June, 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

Seafood BBQ and community engagement success

Tarwin Lower brigade recently held a successful community engagement evening at Venus Bay that included a seafood BBQ.

 2.24 PM 15 December, 2015

Community exercises get locals thinking

During November and December 2015, more than 250 residents took part in community bushfire exercises at Mirboo North, Noojee and Erica fire stations. 

 3.06 PM 7 December, 2015

Two properties destroyed in Korumburra

This morning at 2am crews were called to a structure fire in Mine Road, Korumburra.

 8.42 AM 6 December, 2015

Mirboo North community bushfire exercise

   

 11.54 AM 27 November, 2015

Ladies SAFE Night Out

A fun night out for ladies was recently held at Kongwak Fire Brigade.

 11.33 AM 20 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

CFA & SES deliver Safety Information in Jindivick

Drouin West Fire Brigade has been delivering Fire Safe Kids programs to both Jindivick & Drouin West Primary Schools for a number of years. This year they decided to adopt an “All Hazards” approach and combine with Warragul SES to pilot a program in which students were taught important safety information from both agencies.

 2.56 PM 5 November, 2015

Fireys save childcare from Warragul blaze

Firefighters have helped stop the spread of a house fire in Warragul which threatened neighbouring buildings, including a childcare centre.

 1.50 PM 27 October, 2015

ROADwhyz at Lakes Entrance

It was a dark and stormy night.

 3.06 PM 5 October, 2015

Glenmaggie turning around daytime response

With a population of 523 (to be exact) and an influx of up to 6000 lakeside holiday makers in summer, Glenmaggie Fire Brigade faces the familiar challenge of weekday turnout.

 1.59 PM 24 August, 2015

South East Assistant Chief updates ABC Radio

Every fortnight Trevor Owen, the Assistant Chief Officer of CFA's South East Region joins Sian Gard on ABC Gippsland Breakfast.

 11.04 AM 20 August, 2015

Good first moves

A motor vehicle accident with trapped victims is a significant problem and even worse when you're a long way away from a road rescue unit.

 9.46 PM 18 August, 2015

Drouin West takes home bragging rights

Drouin West Fire Brigade took home first prize from the bragging board poster displays at the CFA-SES Community Engagement and Hazard Awareness State Forum. 

 5.40 PM 18 August, 2015