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District 5 News

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.

 10.28 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.

 1.17 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.

 12.43 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.

 10.54 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.

 8.48 AM 22 July, 2015

Four die on Victorian waterways

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association is concerned by the increase in boating-related fatalities after the official boating season. We have had four fatalities in Victorian waters since the Queen's Birthday long weekend.

 11.07 PM 30 June, 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.

 12.20 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.

 3.27 PM 10 June, 2015

CFA skills test helps landowner

The Macarthur Group in District 5 brushed up on its firefighting skills while helping a local landowner last weekend.

 4.44 PM 6 May, 2015

Hamilton hosts MFB riders

For well over ten years, Hamilton Fire Brigade has hosted the MFB’s Murray to Moyne Team on the first leg of the big race. 

 8.21 AM 31 March, 2015

South West volunteers drive safely

A group of volunteers are ensuring that brigade drivers in Districts 4 and 5 are the safest possible.

 2.03 PM 4 March, 2015

Faces of CFA: FIB project officer Ian Hamley

Ian Hamley, Portland Fire Brigade, District 4

 8.52 AM 3 March, 2015

CFA helps locals to 'Stepback'

Residents on Hamilton's northern boundary learned how to identify a safer location when faced with the possibility of a fast-moving grassfire at a CFAS event held at the Exclusive Brethren Christian Church in Kerr Street last Saturday morning.

 9.01 AM 19 February, 2015

CFA at the Sungold Field Days, Allansford

CFA was on hand at the Sungold Field Days with an informative display with the aim to recruit new members.

 1.13 PM 17 February, 2015

Warrnambool's Local Achiever Award

Wayne Rooke, 1st Lieutenant of the Warrnambool Fire Brigade and a qualified fire investigator, was recognised on Australia Day for his contribution to the brigade and community.

 2.01 PM 5 February, 2015

District 5 information sessions on air support

Senior volunteers in CFA’s District 5 have had the opportunity to look at aircraft, talk to pilots and see a load of water dropped as part of an information and training session held the first weekend in December at Hamilton airport.

 12.57 PM 22 December, 2014

Truck accident in Caramut

CFA crews are on the scene of a truck accident on the Hamilton Hwy in Caramut, where a truck is wedged in a creek as a result of the accident.

 7.19 AM 15 December, 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.

 11.15 AM 22 October, 2014

Multiagency TEWT at Port Fairy

More than five agencies came together last week to take part in a simulated emergency based at Port Fairy hospital.

 1.18 PM 3 October, 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. 

 2.02 PM 21 September, 2014