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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

Vite Vite gets a new tanker

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

 1.21 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. 

 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

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

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.

 9.38 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.

 12.43 PM 30 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

Brigade Management Team workshops

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

 5.12 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.

 10.46 AM 31 May, 2015

District 6 staff say thank you to all volunteers

This week, 11-17 May, is National Volunteer Week, a particular time to recognise and reflect on the many contributions that volunteers make to the CFA and our communities.

 11.14 AM 15 May, 2015

Apollo Bay Fire Brigade to the rescue

A man in his late 60s is lucky to be alive after his ute plunged 60 metres down a steep embankment near Skenes Creek on Sunday 1 March.

 9.41 AM 10 March, 2015

Faces of CFA: FIB project officer Ian Hamley

Ian Hamley, Portland Fire Brigade, District 4

 8.52 AM 3 March, 2015

Apollo Bay receives Service Award

Apollo Bay Fire Brigade has been presented with a prestigious Unit Citation for Service Award.

 10.25 AM 13 January, 2015

CFA and SES road crash rescue training in Colac

Irrewarra and Birregurra brigades recently undertook an evening of collaboration and training with the Colac SES.

 12.01 PM 18 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

Kiln fire at Colac

CFA is attending a fire which is burning behind an aluminium fascia of a kiln at a timber processing company at Colac.

 2.07 PM 13 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

Residents escape Skenes Creek housefire

A Skenes Creek home has been extensively damaged by a fire.

 9.13 AM 15 September, 2014