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District 5 News

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 1.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Career info sessions: Warrnambool & Portland

Residents from in and around Warrnambool and Portland are invited to hear more about firefighting as a career via two information sessions being held by CFA in mid-May. 

 2.50 PM 22 April, 2016

A humbling turnout for Broadwater

Last week, Broadwater Fire Brigade opened its station doors and turned out its truck for a humbling reason.

 12.53 PM 11 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 10.55 AM 6 April, 2016

Warrnambool & Portland stations off and running

Two new fire stations in Victoria’s South West became operational today (1 April) as firefighters at Warrnambool and Portland brigades started turning out to incidents for the first time from their new locations. 

 1.37 PM 1 April, 2016

CFA crew safety tested

An experimental planned burn at the Brucknell Park Scout Camp, east of Warrnambool, has successfully tested crew protection systems on a range of CFA tankers.

 3.05 PM 31 March, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 1.56 PM 31 March, 2016

PAVS along the Great Ocean Road

Backing up the year-in, year-out work done by Wye River Fire Brigade, among others, to ensure its community is well informed about risk, is the Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) team. Like other Victorian PAVS teams, they target towns on Level One of the Victorian Fire Risk Register where all houses are doorknocked.

 12.25 PM 12 February, 2016

Truck fire near Hamilton

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

 8.52 AM 9 February, 2016

Total Fire Bans for Central & South West

CFA has declared Total Fire Bans for Monday, January 18 2016 in the South West and Central districts.

 4.53 PM 17 January, 2016

Joint excavator rescue at Warrak

Emergency services responded to a report that an excavator had rolled over in Warrak near Ararat, on Wednesday afternoon.

 10.00 AM 8 January, 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.

 4.48 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.

 1.27 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

 4.51 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.

 12.10 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.

 3.30 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.

 8.41 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.

 11.42 AM 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. 

 2.13 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.

 4.55 PM 31 August, 2015