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District 6 News

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.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 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

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.

 1.25 PM 12 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.

 5.53 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.

 11.00 AM 8 January, 2016

Building relationships, building resilience

Eight CFA brigades (crossing three groups) from District 6 joined forces with SES in November last year to host a multi-brigade Open Day.

 11.18 AM 7 January, 2016

Fire Relief Concert

A music event to raise money for those affected by the recent fires is being held on the Lorne foreshore tomorrow between 2pm and 6pm.

 6.31 PM 2 January, 2016

Community Meeting – Wye River- Jamieson Track Fire

Members of the fire affected communities of Wye River and Separation Creek will be updated on progress to return them to their homes at a community meeting on Sunday.

 3.44 PM 2 January, 2016

New Year's evacuations

A Recommendation to Evacuate will be enacted on Thursday 31 December at 10am for Kennett River, Grey River and Wongarra due to the hot and windy forecast that could impact the current Lorne fires. 

 12.51 PM 30 December, 2015

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

Lorne fire update - wind changes

A south-west wind change, expected from 9PM tonight, will push the Jamieson Track fire towards Lorne. CFA-DELWP Media Release

 9.25 PM 25 December, 2015

Town evacuations in and around Lorne

Fires around Lorne continue to burn out of control resulting in significant road closures and town evacuations. CFA-DELWP Media Release

 7.22 PM 25 December, 2015

Lorne fires update Thursday 24 Dec

There is no threat to communities at the moment, but it's important for communities surrounding Jamison Track to remain vigilant over the Christmas period when a wind change is expected late Friday 25 December.

 9.36 AM 24 December, 2015

Smoke over the Great Ocean Rd, Lorne and surrounds

Lorne, Camperdown, Cobden, Cobrico and surrounding areas are experiencing significant smoke activity due to fires burning west of Lorne.

 4.23 PM 23 December, 2015

Lorne fires update Wednesday 23 Dec

A community information newsletter was released today to help residents and travellers around Lorne and the Great Ocean Road stay informed about two fires between Lorne and Wye River. 

 1.25 PM 23 December, 2015

Lorne fires update

Two fires continue to burn near Lorne in separate parts of the Great Otway National Park, both caused by a lightning strike on Saturday night. CFA-DELWP Media Release Monday 21/12, 9pm. 

 7.32 AM 22 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