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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

Truck fire near Hamilton

CFA firefighters responded to a truck fire near Hamilton this morning, 9 February.

 9.52 AM 9 February, 2016

CFA office staff cool under pressure

In early December, Glenda Walter, Coordinator Learning and Development Districts 4 and 5, and Tania Sigley, Administrator Learning and Development, both based in Hamilton, had almost reached the Learning and Volunteerism Conference in Ballarat.

 5.48 PM 17 December, 2015

Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 2.27 PM 26 November, 2015

Ship fire, removal of fodder at Port of Portland

Emergency services continue to respond to a fire on board a ship docked at the Port of Portland

 5.51 PM 8 November, 2015

Ship fire, removal of fodder at Port of Portland

Emergency services continue to respond to a fire on board a ship at the Port of Portland. On Tuesday night, CFA crews onboard the ship discovered that the front, starboard side of the fodder storage silo was on fire and spreading to the rest of the storage area.

 1.10 PM 6 November, 2015

Ship fire continues at Port of Portland

Emergency services continue to respond to a fire on board the livestock carrier at the Port of Portland.

 4.30 PM 5 November, 2015

A busy night for fireys on Halloween

CFA firefighters demonstrated their many skills with a range of different incidents across the state overnight.

 9.41 AM 1 November, 2015

Penshurst all fired up!

Female firefighters in CFA’s District 5 brushed up on their fire knowledge and skills at a special exercise day at VEMTC Penshurst on Sunday.

 12.42 PM 22 September, 2015

Glenelg's fire & emergency conference

The inaugural Glenelg Fire & Emergency Management Conference was held on Wednesday 9 September at Dartmoor with the theme of 'shared responsibility' and was hailed a huge success. 

 3.13 PM 14 September, 2015

Heroic firefighters remembered

Warrnambool Fire Brigade received a replica of the Horrockses Trophy with ACO Bob Barry AFSM representing CFA at a ceremony that commemorated the bravery of firefighters. Descendants and relatives attended the event which took place at Warrnambool Fire Station on Sunday 30 August.

 5.55 PM 31 August, 2015

Science night burns bright in Warrnambool

Warrnambool Fire Brigade helped light up a local primary school's annual Science Night on 20 August, demonstating their gas flare-off skills to hundreds of families.

 11.28 PM 26 August, 2015

Tarrington re-engages its members

This once rural brigade is fast becoming a mini suburb of Hamilton, but when Shane Palmer became captain two years ago numbers were stagnant.

 2.17 PM 24 August, 2015

Followship to Leadership 2015

Followship to Leadership (F2L)  is an introductory leadership training course that was developed in 2014 as a pilot by Leadership instructor Jamie Mackenzie and coordinated through the District Volunteer Coordinators in South West. The 2015 course was delivered at the Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp in District 4 on the weekend.

 1.43 PM 30 July, 2015

Naringal brigade station opening

On Sunday 19 July, the Hopkins Curdies Group Headquarters and Naringal Fire Station were officially opened by Assistant Chief Officer Bob Barry.

 11.54 AM 29 July, 2015

Warrnambool Fire Brigade celebrates

A combined 300 years’ service to the Warrnambool Fire Brigade was celebrated at the weekend with the brigade’s annual dinner and awards night.

 9.48 AM 22 July, 2015

District 5 Women’s forum a great success

Women are a vital part of the CFA. A successful forum was held in Hamilton for District 5 women on Sunday the 21st of June. Over fifteen Brigades were represented.

 1.20 PM 25 June, 2015

Koori Cultural Awareness Session

An eye-opening cultural awareness session was held last month following the launch of CFA’s Koori Inclusion Action Plan.

 4.27 PM 10 June, 2015