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Portland Coast Guard Brigade

Each year Coast Guard volunteers perform thousands of activations.

 12.31 PM 18 December, 2014

Awards for Heywood brigade members

Heywood brigade had its annual dinner at the local bowling club, where there were presentations of Life Member Medals.

 10.44 AM 10 November, 2014

New Assistant Chief for Victoria’s South West

CFA firefighters in Victoria’s South West will now be led by newly-appointed Assistant Chief Officer (ACO) Bob Barry.

 12.15 PM 22 October, 2014

Casterton brigade celebrates 125 years

Last weekend, there were several events to celebrate Casterton brigade’s 125th anniversary and the Auxiliary’s 50 years of service.  

 5.49 PM 25 September, 2014

Upgrade to south west training facility

Emergency services volunteers from across South West Victoria will now have better access to vital practical training thanks to an $837,928 upgrade of Penhurst Training campus. 

 3.02 PM 21 September, 2014

$1m upgrade for Wimmera training ground

Emergency services volunteers from around the Wimmera have better access to vital practical training thanks to a $1,010,519 upgrade of the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Longerenong Campus, which was opened near Horsham today (Sunday 14 September).

 2.58 PM 12 September, 2014

Keith Ross calls it a day

This Friday, 18 July marks the end of a chapter in life for Keith Ross, and the beginning of a new and exciting one.

 1.30 PM 16 July, 2014

Missing fisherman

Coast Guard Portland and Warrnambool have been involved in the search for a missing fisherman off the seas of Port Fairy.

 5.09 PM 20 June, 2014

Myrniong trauma nurse's service

***Jane Devlin, CFA volunteer is being profiled as part of a special series focusing on volunteers to celebrate National Volunteer Week May 12-18.

 11.31 AM 15 May, 2014

Tuna fishing capsize off Portland

Four people were lucky to be rescued by a passing fishing boat after spending an hour clinging to a 6.2m boat approximately three miles off Port of Portland.

 4.12 PM 4 May, 2014

Sinking vessel off Portland

A 5.8-metre recreational fishing vessel placed a mayday call via VHF Radio to Portland Coast Guard at 1450hrs Monday afternoon to say their vessel was sinking.

 8.02 PM 21 April, 2014

Narrawong bushfire

LISTEN: Incident Controller Mark Gunning talks to ABC about the bushfire in Narrawong, which has burnt out 1550 hectares.

 4.12 PM 2 April, 2014

New build for Warrnambool

Victorian Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, turned the first sod early this morning at the recently acquired site for a new fire station at Warrnambool.

 12.32 PM 14 February, 2014

New career fireys six weeks in

Tanya Faux and Murray Sutton graduated from Fiskville six weeks ago and have been warmly welcomed by all members of Warrnambool Fire Brigade.

 12.52 PM 24 January, 2014

Bringing ice to the eskimos

Despite the Brigade being called Lake Mundi, the supply of water for Tanker refilling is extremely limited.

 8.31 PM 14 January, 2014

Casterton sees the light

After three call outs last year that saw RDO 4 call in the SES lighting tower from Hamilton SES, Casterton Brigade saw a need for a local lighting tower to cover District 4 and surrounding Districts bordering it.

 2.49 PM 10 January, 2014

Barwon South West medals

Like most members who served during the summer of 2009, Julie Winzar felt that she was just doing her job.

 11.05 AM 20 November, 2013

CO reviews water bombing strategy

Victoria’s top emergency managers flew to Hamilton Airport last week to discuss a proposal to alter the water bombing strategy for the coming fire season.

 11.47 AM 6 September, 2013

Mt Gambier SAMFS Visits Casterton

On Thursday night August 8 South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) crew from Mount Gambier visited Casterton to provide a demonstration of their “Skyjet” aerial appliance.The equivalent truck in CFA is the Teleboom.

 12.10 PM 12 August, 2013

"All hazards approach" in action

At the end of May, Bass Coast Group Officer Damien O'Connor, Operations Manager John Maguire and Operations Officer Brian Brady attended an intense 5 day course at the Australian Emergency Management Institute at Mount Macedon to participate in the Marine Oil Spill Response IMT course conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

 5.22 PM 17 July, 2013