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Gippsland Fire Update 5/2/14

This weekend is expected to bring dangerous fire weather to the state and our region. Everyone is advised to stay aware of their local weather conditions and to review their personal preparations for fire.

 9.17 AM 6 February, 2014

Gippsland Fire Situation 3/2/14

A South Westerly wind change moved through Gippsland this afternoon, challenging our fire fighters and providing little relief.  16 fires are still listed as “going” in parts of East Gippsland including Club Terrace, Goongerah, Gelantipy and Goongerah.

 5.34 PM 3 February, 2014

Bushfire planning morning

CFA staff to meet with residents in the Churchill, Jeeralang and surrounding areas this Sunday (2 Feb) for a Community Bushfire planning and information day.

 12.52 PM 30 January, 2014

Eastern District Comp

As part of the Maffra Fire Brigade 100th celebrations this year, the Eastern District Competition was held on the Australia Day Weekend

 12.48 PM 29 January, 2014

Orbost/Goongerah fire update

The latest Community Newsletter for Orbost, Cann River, Bendoc, Club Terrance, Goongerah and Cape Conran.  

 12.17 PM 28 January, 2014

Orbost/Goongerah fire update

Community Information Newsletter # 4Orbost, Cann River, Bendoc, Club Terrace, Goongerah and Marlo

 3.35 PM 24 January, 2014

Westbury scrub fire

On 16 January, Trafalgar pumper was returning from a fire call in Moe when it transferred a message to Vic Fire stating there was a column of smoke issuing from the vicinity of O'Brien's Rd/Old Sale Rd in Westbury.

 11.50 PM 18 January, 2014

Take care with machinery

Farming machinery has been linked to a number of fires across the state and CFA is urging landholders to be extra vigilant as Gippsland continues to dry.

 1.16 PM 10 January, 2014

Heroic confined space rescue

By the time Russell Gaul arrived on scene with two others in the Darnum-Ellinbank tanker, a desperate rescue was underway with a serious risk of four fatalities.

 2.14 PM 24 December, 2013

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