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Govt. thanks SE emergency services

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells  today recognised and thanked Victoria’s emergency services personnel in the South East Metropolitan Region for their efforts in responding to the 2013-14 fires.

 9.50 AM 23 June, 2014

Hands on fun with Stratford brigade

Students at St Patrick’s Primary School were treated to a visit from the local Stratford fire brigade last Friday 6 June, to learn about home fire safety through CFA’s Fire Safe Kids program.

 5.29 PM 12 June, 2014

Hazmats keep fireys busy overnight

CFA crews were kept busy overnight after two separate hazmat incidents in the state’s south. 

 11.35 AM 12 June, 2014

Drouin West member receives OAM

Also receiving an Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours was new Drouin West Fire Brigade member Ruth McGowan.

 3.47 PM 10 June, 2014

Golden Beach brigade-owned tanker

Golden Beach Fire Brigade has commissioned a new $212,000 brigade-owned tanker.

 11.52 AM 5 June, 2014

Multiple incidents at Marist Sion

West Gippsland Group conducted their annual Structural exercise on Sunday the 25th of May 2014 at the Marist Sion Secondary School. The day started a bit dreary with some showers though cleared up to be a pleasant day.

 9.18 PM 27 May, 2014

Fire at disability centre

Just before 8am on Saturday 3 May, Warragul and Drouin brigades were paged to a reported building fire on the corner of Albert and Mason Sts in Warragul.

 2.32 PM 4 May, 2014

Crews battle building fire

UPDATE 0945: Fire crews have brought a fire at a Warragul disability support centre under control.

 9.36 AM 3 May, 2014

Window of opportunity to burn

Loch Sport Caravan Park became the site for approx. 4.5ha fuel reduction burn conducted by CFA and DEPI crews from Loch Sport, Stradbroke, Longford & Golden Beach.

 2.36 PM 29 April, 2014

CFA supports Koonwarra speedster

Jumping on a fire truck as part of a strike team gives Koonwarra brigade’s Fourth Lieutenant Richard Ellis a huge buzz. But that’s nothing compared to the excitement and fear he feels belting around a racing circuit on his 1000cc BMW superbike. 

 3.10 PM 22 April, 2014

Reflecting on extraordinary season

After one of their most challenging and complex summers to date, CFA Gippsland staff took a day out last week to reflect on what has been an extraordinary fire season.

 12.29 PM 22 April, 2014

Buchan Hotel gutted

Buchan Captain Peter White was woken by a late night call to respond to the pub on fire. He saw the glow in the sky as he pulled out of his driveway.

 11.55 AM 14 April, 2014

Farm World Fun

Now in its 52nd year, Farm World is upon us yet again. The CFA Community Education Team is participating in the event that is expected to attract 50 000 people from all over Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania across the four days.

 11.35 AM 28 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire declared safe

After 45 days of intensive firefighting the Hazelwood open cut mine fire has been officially declared ‘safe’, and management handed back to the mine operators, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said today.

 2.14 PM 25 March, 2014

Staceys Bridge Community Meet

A get together dinner for the Jack River community provided a chance for residents to talk with neighbours, catch up after the fire and speak with all agencies involved.

 2.17 PM 24 March, 2014

Advisory Group a win for Morwell

A newly formed Community Advisory Group (CAG) in Morwell is playing a key role in representing the community throughout the Hazelwood mine fire.

 4.17 PM 21 March, 2014

CFA connects with local community

It’s been a busy six weeks both on and off the fire ground for the CFA. The past 40 days has seen CFA implement its largest ever fire response community engagement program following the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

 2.54 PM 21 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 21/03

The northern batters of the Hazelwood open cut mine fire are now 'safe' after 40 days of intensive firefighting, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said this morning.

 11.54 AM 21 March, 2014

Morwell Fire Brigade plays host

Morwell Fire Station has been hosting rotating crews from Fire and Rescue NSW and the Baulkham Hills pumper for weeks.

 3.00 PM 18 March, 2014

A $2m clean-up package for Morwell

The Victorian Coalition Government has announced a $2 million community assistance package to help Morwell residents begin their clean-up of ash left by the Hazelwood mine fire.

 12.29 PM 18 March, 2014