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Top gong for brigade founder

Ballarat resident and long-time former CFA member, Kenneth Broadbent has been awarded an OAM for sixty years of outstanding service to the community.

 1.04 PM 10 June, 2013

Victoria Police's message of thanks

Inspector Peter Seel of Victoria Police has written to CFA to express his appreciation and thanks for the crucial role CFA members played at a car accident last year, contributing to its successful outcome. 

 2.24 PM 3 June, 2013

New burn training camp a success

A new type of training camp, which teaches members how to conduct burns safely, has been given the tick of approval by CFA members.

 2.18 PM 22 May, 2013

‘FireScape’ in Barongarook

An ecological burn on Tuesday 30 April capped off a successful pilot program, FireScape, being trialled in Barongarook.

 4.57 PM 20 May, 2013

CFA roadside burn at Pomborneit

CFA is currently undertaking a planned, roadside burn at Pomborneit.

 3.34 PM 2 May, 2013

Carlisle River fuel reduction burn

On Saturday 20 April 2013 local brigades and Wannon Water completed a 10-hectare fuel reduction burn around the North Gellibrand Pipe Line Pumping Station.

 1.37 PM 26 April, 2013

Simpson fuel reduction burn

On Tuesday 9 April  a 5-hectare fuel reduction burn was conducted in the township of Simpson.

 4.53 PM 22 April, 2013

Firefighters injured in Dereel fire

Four firefighters were injured in a fire which started at Dereel on Wednesday 27 March.

 7.33 PM 27 March, 2013

From Victoria Valley fire frontline

Don Robertson is the Dundas Group communications officer – the group at the heart of the Victoria Valley complex fire with 18 brigades including Victoria Valley, Mirranatwa and Mooralla clustered around the southern Grampians.

 8.26 PM 21 February, 2013

Leadership opportunity in BSW

*Story by Jenna McMeel*Barwon South West’s (BSW) Community Development Coordinator, Sharon Linke, has successfully secured a place in the 2013 Leadership Great South Coast (LGSC) program. 

 2.19 PM 8 February, 2013

Heartfelt thanks from Kentbruck

Dartmoor Group Officer Neale Emerson can’t contain his gratitude for all the crews who turned out from far and wide to fight the long-duration Kentbruck fire.

 2.57 PM 11 January, 2013

Kentbruck community meetings

A community meeting will be held to provide a CFA/DSE fire update for the Kentbruck-Portland Nelson Road bushfire at Gorae West in the Gorae West Public Hall, (next door to the Gorae West Fire Station) at 7:00pm today, Wednesday 9 January 2013.*Please note, due to public interest the venue has shifted to a larger hall, the community meeting is now at the Gorae West Public Hall*

 12.00 PM 9 January, 2013

0700 Update: Drik Drik bushfire

UPDATE AT 0700: The Kentbruck-Portland Road fire is still being controlled and has increased overnight to 7050 hectares.

 9.30 PM 7 January, 2013

Update on Drik Drik bushfire

UPDATE AT 1730 ON 07/01/2013 : Emergency services are currently working to bring a large bushfire in south-west Victoria under control.

 5.32 PM 7 January, 2013

Fire restrictions in Barwon SW

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will commence from 1am on 10 December for the following municipalities:

 3.40 PM 6 December, 2012

Kawarren Fire Station Opening

On a beautiful sunny day, Kawarren  Fire Brigade celebrated the opening of their new station with the community on Saturday 24th November..

 9.58 AM 3 December, 2012

Fire at Telstra Exchange

A fire has severely damaged Warrnambool’s Telstra Exchange and left around 60 thousand Telstra customers In the state's west and south west without landline and mobile phone services.

 8.54 AM 22 November, 2012

Update on fires in far west Vic

Emergency services remain on scene at a bushfire near Casterton which is estimated to have burnt more than 1550 hectares.

 12.09 PM 21 November, 2012

Lightning fires in West Vic

Issued by CFA & DSE - 9.25pm. Residents in Victoria’s Wimmera and Southwest are asked to remain vigilant, as a storm front coming through brings lightning, high winds and with it a risk of fires starting.

 9.35 PM 20 November, 2012

Emergency Services Race Day

The Ballan Jockey Club is making the Ballan Cup a special day for hundreds of emergency services personnel who will receive free entry to the meeting on Saturday 10 November at the Geelong Racecourse.

 11.07 PM 2 November, 2012