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District 11 contributes to blood challenge

CFA Staff from D11 booked a bed in the Red Cross Blood Service Mobile unit and contributed to the Challenge Tally! 

 11.22 AM 10 June, 2016

Longwarry and District brigade market boosts funds

What began 20 years ago as a Longwarry and District Fire Brigade car boot sale that raised $350, has expanded to a monthly market that has enabled the brigade to buy catering trailers and support vehicles and fund half their satellite station in Labertouche.

 11.12 AM 31 May, 2016

Devon North’s tough Black Saturday recovery

While Devon North brigade and CFA life member Peter Nye says that bad weather generally moves into the area from the north west temperate rainforest of the Tarra Bulga National Park and through pine plantations, on Black Saturday fire brands rained down all around as the Delburn Complex came to town.

 11.55 AM 23 May, 2016

First fire call turns into 22-hour school day

All firefighters remember their first callout, but Michael Austin’s first CFA outing was particularly memorable. 

 4.17 PM 6 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 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

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 2016

Good Friday Appeal Treadmill Challenge

The Challenge is on! "Two Services One Cause" Warragul Police & CFA 2 hour treadmill challenge.

 3.03 PM 24 February, 2016

Small town brigade making big waves with PAVS

The Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) has delivered some unexpected outcomes for the Wairewa Fire Brigade and positive benefits for the community in South East Region.

 10.59 AM 16 February, 2016

Australia Day Celebrations at Longwarry

There was a collective sigh of relief from the organisers as the large crowd enjoyed the sunshine in the small local park in Longwarry to celebrate Australia Day.

 11.38 AM 1 February, 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