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Working together to keep coastal communities safe

FFMVic and CFA staff have been out together to look at high priority planned burn sites on the coast in the South West.

 10.59 AM 14 March, 2017

The face behind those photos

Amazing photos from roadside planned burns in South West Victoria have been appearing on the Lismore and District Rural Fire Brigades’ Group Facebook page.

 9.58 AM 8 March, 2017

Safer together at work in Lorne community

As Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) planned fuel reduction burning program begins, CFA’s Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) teams have been out around Lorne supporting them.

 11.40 AM 7 March, 2017

Henry, a true example of CFA

In a career spanning four decades Henry Barton leaves behind a strong legacy in CFA. 

 10.06 AM 26 January, 2017

35 years with CFA rewarded

For the past 35 years, CFA volunteer, group officer and former Board member James ‘Don’ Robertson has spent his summers doing two main two things: running a mixed farming operation near Strathkellar in the heart of District 5 and fighting fires across Victoria and NSW.

 9.58 AM 26 January, 2017

Konongwootong Fire Brigade's 863 years of service

Konongwootong Fire Brigade acknowledged the extended volunteer service of 22 members of the community at an awards ceremony at the Konongwootong Hall on Saturday 26 November. 

 1.20 PM 30 November, 2016

Serra Group Officer Armytage talks risk

In mid-October “it’s as wet as it’s ever been” across the Serra Group area in District 5, according to Group Officer Simon Armytage. 

 3.46 PM 22 November, 2016

National Medals for Hamilton members

Hamilton’s Annual Brigade Dinner this year included the presentation of one National Emergency Medal, two National Medals and six Service Awards.

 9.59 AM 18 November, 2016

Balmoral group training exercise

A preseason training exercise for the Balmoral group of CFA brigades took place yesterday evening (Thursday 3 November).

 1.06 PM 4 November, 2016

South West Spatial Vision VicMap book

The new 5th Edition of the South West Spatial Vision VicMap book has been printed and delivered to districts, who will then distribute the books to the appropriate places.

 10.28 AM 4 November, 2016

Man dug out of fertiliser

A man pinned down by fertiliser has been rescued in a cross-agency operation in Macarthur on Donovan’s Lane this afternoon.

 5.24 PM 27 October, 2016

Hay shed fire in Tyrendarra East

CFA firefighters attended a large hay shed fire yesterday morning (15 October) at Tyrendarra East on Princes Highway.

 8.54 AM 16 October, 2016

Byaduk house fire

Although local brigades have been busy dealing with heavy rainfall, it didn’t inhibit their ability to get in there and do what they do best.

 1.15 PM 14 October, 2016

District 5's original take on Footy Finals Fever

As AFL players go into battle to claim the coveted Grand Final Cup, CFA is encouraging operational volunteers to check their own battle equipment in the lead-up to the summer season.  

 11.03 AM 26 September, 2016

Home fire safety a hit at Hamilton’s Sheepvention

Earlier this month, CFA volunteers and staff from District 5 once again hosted a stand at the popular Hamilton Agriculture Show – Sheepvention. 

 3.43 PM 30 August, 2016

Bahgallah back from the brink

Bahgallah’s captain and first lieutenant visited Regional BASO Victoria Pullen earlier this year to discuss the brigade’s viability. Casterton Group Officer Jeff Black also attended and saw “a few members banging their heads against the wall”.

 12.32 PM 26 August, 2016

House destroyed in south west

CFA crews attended a house fire in the early hours of this morning (5 August) in Caramut, in the state’s south west.

 9.50 AM 5 August, 2016

House fire amid hail storms

CFA crews battled hail storms before reaching a house fire on Couchs Rd, Nullawarre North, which was fully alight when they arrived just after midnight this morning (13 July). 

 12.10 PM 13 July, 2016

Cycling to raise cancer-fighting funds

This week is Men’s Health Week, a country-wide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. A health crisis in member Ashley Browne’s family prompted him to embark on a fundraising bike ride for charity.

 2.46 PM 17 June, 2016

Faces of CFA: Acting VMO Meaghan Cooper

What are your CFA roles? I’ve been a Planned Burn Resource Coordinator since November 2015 and, since early April, I’ve been the Acting Vegetation Management Officer for districts six and seven. It’s a big opportunity.

 3.22 PM 19 May, 2016