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Battery-operated rescue tools power brigade

Apollo Bay is set to become the first CFA brigade in the state to carry a permanent set of battery-operated tools for vehicle rescue after being awarded a Victorian Government grant. 

 11.53 AM 27 September, 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

Thank you from Wye River Fire Brigade

The members of Wye River Fire Brigade want to acknowledge and pass on our sincere thanks to all the CFA brigades that came to our aid to help us fight the devastating Christmas Day fire that threatened to destroy our entire town. 

 12.36 PM 10 June, 2016

Another great training opportunity

The CFA volunteers who attended the recent burn camp at Cape Otway would like to extend a huge thank you to the small team of people who made the event possible.

 1.06 AM 21 April, 2016

Colac to host firey championships

More than 140 teams have set their sights on the 2016 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria State Rural Fire Brigade Championships in Colac next week.

 12.41 PM 23 March, 2016

Coles customers raise $20,000 for CFA brigades

Coles shoppers across the Surf Coast Shire have dug deep, raising $20,000 for local CFA surf coast brigades.

 2.00 PM 18 February, 2016

Community spirit high in Wye

On Christmas morning, Wye River Fire Brigade Captain Roy Moriarty held a meeting to review and confirm the town’s fire plan – a plan developed by locals that would eventually save the lives of hundreds of community members and visitors to the area.

 4.01 PM 28 December, 2015

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

Camper rescued after tree falls on tent

Firefighters have helped with the delicate rescue of a camper who became trapped by a fallen tree in Kennett River overnight.

 8.47 AM 10 December, 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

Vite Vite gets a new tanker

On Sunday 20 September, Vite Vite Fire Brigade celebrated the official handover of a 3.4D tanker.

 2.21 PM 28 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

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

Community Hub opens at Barwon Downs

On Sunday 16 August 2015 CFA members, Tennis Club members and the Community of Barwon Downs celebrated the official opening of their new community hub extension. Over 80 people attended the event.

 10.38 AM 20 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

Brigade Management Team workshops

Timboon and Birregurra brigades recently took part in a two-hour interactive Brigade Management Team (BMT) workshop on meeting skills.

 6.12 PM 15 June, 2015

Colac house destroyed in fire

Just one week after the home fire safety campaign launch, another Victorian home has been destroyed by fire.

 11.46 AM 31 May, 2015