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District 9 News

ROADwhyz at Lakes Entrance

It was a dark and stormy night.

 2.06 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.

 12.59 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.

 10.04 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.

 8.46 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. 

 4.40 PM 18 August, 2015

Gunai Kurnai CFA members Celebrate NAIDOC Week

Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust satellite brigade  hosted friends, family and community for a NAIDOC Week barbecue in East Gippsland.

 9.03 AM 16 July, 2015

Four die on Victorian waterways

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association is concerned by the increase in boating-related fatalities after the official boating season. We have had four fatalities in Victorian waters since the Queen's Birthday long weekend.

 11.07 PM 30 June, 2015

Warragul firefighters are pumped up!

Firefighters from Warragul Fire Brigade recently spent a day at West Sale Training Ground learning the practical aspects of operating a firefighting pump under operational conditions.

 8.51 PM 22 April, 2015

Gippsland community bushfire forum this October

Capitalising on the success of the 2014 Living with Bushfire community conference, event organisers have announced the event will continue in 2015. Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus in Churchill will again host the event, with conference dates set for Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October. 

 12.15 PM 17 April, 2015

District 9 Leadership Forums highly recommended

Captains and 1st Lieutenants from 34 brigades across District 9 have gathered over two weekends in March to participate in the first of a series of planned Leadership Forums for the district.

 5.06 PM 16 April, 2015

PAVS success in Jindivick

A review of their Property Advice Visits (PAVS) program run by the Drouin West Fire Brigade, has found it was an effective way to actively engage with residents who may be at high risk of danger from forest fire. PAVS was also a good way to evaluate community engagement efforts. Pleasingly, the brigade found that more than 80 per cent of residents had thought through a plan of action to take on high risk fire danger days.  

 3.07 PM 30 March, 2015

Community bushfire exercise

The Hazelwood Jeeralang Community Association (HJCA) and the Yinnar and District Community Association (YDCA) held a Community Bushfire Exercise on Saturday 21 March 2015 at the Federation University Gippsland campus in Churchill.

 7.49 PM 21 March, 2015

Mallacoota completes community safety training

On Saturday 7 March Mallacoota Fire Brigade carried out a series of community safety courses. 

 3.49 PM 16 March, 2015

Planned burning capacity increases in Gippsland

The capacity to undertake planned burning in Gippsland is continuing to grow thanks to a local partnership between CFA and HVP Plantations.

 2.37 PM 5 March, 2015

Darnum hazardous materials incident

At approximately 12:45pm yesterday, 26th February, local brigades from Darnum-Ellinbank and Yarragon, along with Warragul Hazmat, responded to a report that chemicals had mixed and had a reaction at milk processing factory in Darnum.

 11.33 PM 26 February, 2015

Members manning portable weather stations

A Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) initiative 10 years ago to gather more accurate weather readings close to going fires has led to the strategic long-term placement of three portable automatic weather stations (PAWS) with fire brigades in Hazelwood North, Wangaratta Northand Horsham, and two with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) at Altona.

 1.52 PM 30 January, 2015

Ivan Smith – AFSM

In his 50 years of service, Ivan Smith has seen firefighting change from beaters to bombers, but some tough memories of the early days will remain with him forever.

 12.00 PM 23 January, 2015

New advertisement targets arson in Gippsland

A new TV advertisement produced by the Gippsland Arson Prevention Program (GAPP) ‘Stop Bushfire Arson’ is helping to raise community awareness to target and reduce the incidence of bushfire arson across the Gippsland region this summer season.

 2.16 PM 5 December, 2014

Alan Stuart, Mt Taylor Fire Brigade, District 11

Alan joined CFA in about 1956. He features as the "Face of CFA" in the upcoming issue of Brigade magazine

 3.29 PM 24 November, 2014