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Coongulla CFA Sunday

Coongulla is a small town on the shores of Lake Glenmaggie in the Wellington Shire. The population grows during the summer holidays. The brigade is embracing community engagement and has had some good success during the last couple of years.

 9.59 AM 6 December, 2013

Cowwarr celebrates CFA Sunday

Cowwarr is located in the Wellington Shire in Gippsland. It is a small town with only a small population.

 9.52 AM 6 December, 2013

Gippsland staff trained up

On 25 and 26 November, a team from Gippsland Region and afar participated in Wildfire Minimum Skills training with the help of Terry Hanley, Doug Bracks and Peter Hodges at West Sale Training Campus.

 2.17 PM 29 November, 2013

Drouin West's recruitment solution

Drouin West Fire Brigade has found a solution to delivering the Fire Safe Kids Program to local primary schools, by thinking outside the square in terms of brigade recruitment.

 12.13 PM 28 November, 2013

SES and CFA working together

Volunteers from CFA and SES spent Sunday 27 October battling a plane crash, car accidents and dangerous chemicals and still had time to enjoy some catering from Red Cross.

 3.51 PM 22 November, 2013

Kongwak's station opening & awards

The new Kongwak Fire Station was officially opened on 12 November 2013.

 11.35 AM 12 November, 2013

Leongatha Korumburra Group exercise

Leongatha Korumburra Group of brigades recently participated in a Group training exercise along with local SES volunteers.

 11.00 AM 12 November, 2013

Local volunteers join forces

Volunteer members from CFA’s Mitchell Group recently joined forces with members from SES units from Bairnsdale and Bruthen to run through a range of simulated training exercises on and around Mt Taylor.

 3.58 PM 1 November, 2013

Longwarry hazmat Incident

CFA attended a hazmat incident at a food factory in Mackay Street, Longwarry.

 3.41 PM 29 October, 2013

Heyfield Juniors up to new heights

The Heyfield & District Community Bank very generously presented a cheque for $2,500 for The Heyfield Junior CFA Volunteer Development Program at the Traralgon Fire Station on Monday October 14.

 2.14 PM 29 October, 2013

Paynesville help their seniors

On Thursday 10 October Paynesville Brigade attended the Paynesville Seniors Festival as part of Seniors Week. The brigade joined 30 other community organisations to celebrate Seniors Week.

 11.50 AM 29 October, 2013

West Gippy Summer Exercise

To prepare for the coming summer months and fire season, the West Gippsland Group took part in an exercise on Sunday 27 October. The Exercise centred around three strike teams rotating through three different sectors, providing different training scenarios.

 10.04 AM 28 October, 2013

It felt like One CFA

Last week, staff from Gippsland Region’s Business Services team visited Traralgon and Morwell integrated fire stations. The purpose of the day was for both career firefighters and office staff to gain a better understanding of each other’s roles.

 1.41 PM 28 August, 2013

Milk tanker in serious roll

A semi-trailer loaded with fresh milk has rolled onto its side while turning a corner near Trafalgar.

 5.11 PM 24 August, 2013

Week of house fires timely reminder

A weatherboard house in Terang, about 20 kilometres west of Camperdown, was destroyed by fire today.

 5.13 PM 2 August, 2013

Stratford Kinder: Home Fire Safe

On Friday 26 July, the Stratford Fire Brigade visited the Stratford Kinder to teach the kids about home fire safety.

 10.59 AM 29 July, 2013

Cat saves Moe South family

A Moe South couple have their cat to thank for saving their lives after it alerted them to a fire in their house overnight (15 July).

 2.20 PM 15 July, 2013

D9 learns about ladder platform

Narracan Group held a District 9 exercise at the Gippsland TAFE Yallourn Campus in Newborough on Sunday 23 June.

 10.39 PM 28 June, 2013

Foster helps elderly

Foster Fire brigade recently installed FREE smoke alarm batteries.

 12.04 PM 26 June, 2013

Heartfelt thanks to Loch Rescue

Just after midnight on a stormy night in December last year, a utility crossed the road near the junction of the South Gippsland and Bass Highways and hit a west-bound van head on.

 4.40 PM 24 June, 2013