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District 7 News

Community funds save a life

Lara Fire Brigade was paged to a grass and stubble fire on 1 March. Tanker 1 was first on scene quickly backed up by our colleagues from Little River brigade and followed by Lara Tanker 2 and Corio Tanker.

 5.38 PM 21 March, 2017

Arms Out for Alya blood challenge

MFB LFF Kylie Evans (who appeared in a grassfire advertisement and an Australian Survivor contestant) has issued a challenge to all MFB and CFA staff and volunteers to donate blood between 1 February and 30 April 2017.

 11.31 AM 14 March, 2017

Working together to keep coastal communities safe

FFMVic and CFA staff have been out together to look at high priority planned burn sites on the coast in the South West.

 10.59 AM 14 March, 2017

Helen paves the way for female fireys

As part of International Women’s Day, CFA is celebrating some of its incredible members throughout the week.

 9.19 AM 9 March, 2017

The face behind those photos

Amazing photos from roadside planned burns in South West Victoria have been appearing on the Lismore and District Rural Fire Brigades’ Group Facebook page.

 9.58 AM 8 March, 2017

Safer together at work in Lorne community

As Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) planned fuel reduction burning program begins, CFA’s Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) teams have been out around Lorne supporting them.

 11.40 AM 7 March, 2017

Blaze destroys factory in Corio

On Tuesday evening (28 February) CFA crews were called to a fire which destroyed a factory in Corio.

 12.11 PM 2 March, 2017

Shed fire in Mambourin

Dark clouds of smoke covered the sky around Little River yesterday (27 February) as CFA crews battled a large shed fire. 

 3.10 PM 28 February, 2017

Grassland burn learning exercise

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working together to complete roadside fuel reduction planned burns in the south-west of the state.

 11.56 AM 31 January, 2017

CFA tackles fruit shop fire

CFA crews worked hard to contain a structure fire at a Torquay fruit shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning (24 January). 

 10.00 AM 24 January, 2017

CFA and MFB keeping communities safe

From 21-24 January CFA and MFB will be joining forces to keep communities safe during the popular Festival of Sails event in Geelong.

 11.53 AM 23 January, 2017

Fire destroys home in Portarlington

Early this morning (Thursday, 5 January) CFA crews received a call out to a house fire on Fenwick Street in Portarlington.

 9.55 AM 5 January, 2017

Caroline Springs house fire

Just after 9.30pm on Thursday night (29th December), Caroline Springs Fire Brigade, along with MFB crews from St Albans and Taylors Lakes, responded to a reported house fire in Caroline Springs.

 3.03 PM 3 January, 2017

Operation Western Impact - A Success!

On Thursday 15 December 2016, representatives from CFA, Victoria Police, Forest Fire Management, Golden Plains Shire, City of Greater Geelong, VicRoads, DHHS and Powercor converged at Corio Fire Station to participate in ‘Operation Western Impact’ – a scenario developed and based on fire behaviours of past catastrophic events, such as Western District fires (1977), Ash Wednesday (1983) and several major fires on 14 January 1985.

 4.38 PM 30 December, 2016

CFA assists with forest fire

CFA crews are assisting the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) with a fire in the Meredith State Forest on Slate Quarry Rd this evening (12 December).

 7.28 PM 12 December, 2016

Great results from CFA and FFMV cooperation

CFA volunteers have assisted Forest Fire Management Victoria with a couple of recent burns and have come away with excellent stories of cooperation and camaraderie.

 6.47 PM 8 December, 2016

Hay baler accident in Mt Duneed

CFA was called to an industrial accident at Horseshoe Bend Rd, Mount Duneed at about 6.45pm last night (29 November).

 8.20 AM 30 November, 2016

Serra Group Officer Armytage talks risk

In mid-October “it’s as wet as it’s ever been” across the Serra Group area in District 5, according to Group Officer Simon Armytage. 

 3.46 PM 22 November, 2016

Anglesea Fire Education Program wins top prize

Late last week (17 November) the 17th Attorney General's 2016 Resilient Australia Awards was hosted by Melbourne Museum and the National School Award was won by Anglesea Primary School for its involvement in the Anglesea Fire Education Partnership – Survive and Thrive Program.

 10.25 AM 22 November, 2016

South West Spatial Vision VicMap book

The new 5th Edition of the South West Spatial Vision VicMap book has been printed and delivered to districts, who will then distribute the books to the appropriate places.

 10.28 AM 4 November, 2016