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$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).

 1.58 PM 12 September, 2014

New program supports members

More than 30 brigade members in CFA’s Barwon South West Region are ready to carry out the Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) for residents living in some of the highest fire risk areas of Victoria.

 11.28 AM 18 August, 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.

 12.30 PM 16 July, 2014

Bob's 52 years as Noorat secretary

A few things have changed in local firefighting since Bob Knight took on the role of secretary of Noorat Fire Brigade in June 1962.

 9.29 AM 5 June, 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.

 11.32 AM 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.

 11.52 AM 24 January, 2014

Grampians Fire Community Meetings

Community meetings will be held for the Grampians fire now known as Grampians Northern Complex fire 18.00 today at Laharum Hall, Laharum, and tomorrow at Halls Gap recreation reserve at 10.00am and Dadswells Bridge at midday.

 3.24 PM 16 January, 2014

Recruit fireys train w Koroit vols

Not long before they graduated in early December, CFA’s latest group of recruit firefighters trained with the volunteers of Koroit brigade.

 11.58 AM 16 December, 2013

New fire trucks

St Helens and Wangoom fire brigades officially received new firefighting trucks last Sunday to help keep communities safe in the event of bushfires this season.

 1.10 PM 13 December, 2013

Barwon South West medals

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

 10.05 AM 20 November, 2013

Community spirit alive in Yambuk

With 40 active members, the community spirit is alive and well in Yambuk.

 1.14 PM 18 November, 2013

Woodford community cleanup day

During Fire Action Week, Woodford CFA members are encouraging the community to take the opportunity to clean up their properties for the coming fire season.

 8.30 AM 18 November, 2013

District 5 members honoured

 Story by Captain Colin WattCFA has recognised the service of District 5 Headquarters Brigade members at a presentation ceremony held in Warrnambool on Sunday, 10 November 2013.

 2.01 PM 12 November, 2013

Purnim house destroyed in blaze

More than 40 firefighters from six CFA brigades attended a house fire 4km west of Purnim on the Hopkins Highway just before midnight last night.

 9.33 PM 11 November, 2013

Fire destroys Dunkeld centre

The convention centre attached to the Royal Mail Hotel at Dunkeld was destroyed by fire early this morning.

 7.19 AM 31 October, 2013

Bochara awards members for service

At the opening of the new community facility held at Bochara on Sunday 20 October, the brigade took the opportunity to present service awards for their members.

 11.30 AM 24 October, 2013

Bochara community facility opens

The Minister for Western Victoria Region the Honourable David O’Brien has officially opened Bochara’s community facility provided with the support of CFA and the Victorian Government through the previous Department of Community Planning & Development. 

 11.19 AM 24 October, 2013

Linlithgow station opens

State Member for Western Victoria Region David O’Brien officially opened the Linlithgow Fire Station last Sunday afternoon before an audience of approximately 40 people. 

 3.45 PM 11 October, 2013

Dundas ready for bushfires

Following a very successful group training exercise conducted at the CFA Training College- Penshurst Campus last Saturday, Group Officer Bert Astbury said “the group is now better prepared for the upcoming fire season”.

 3.24 PM 11 October, 2013

Hamilton gets new thermal camera

Hamilton brigade recently took delivery of a thermal imaging camera (TIC), increasing CFA’s structure and bushfire response capability in the southern Grampians/Balmoral region.

 8.38 AM 11 October, 2013