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District 7 News

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

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

CFA member steps it up for motor neurone disease

A CFA member is preparing to put on his firefighting gear and get hot and sweaty, despite being nowhere near a fire.

 10.13 AM 4 October, 2016

Grain shed fire in North Geelong

CFA firefighters continue to remove 500 tonnes of grain from an industrial shed near Corio Wharf, North Geelong today, after the substance started smoldering last night.

 12.18 PM 30 August, 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

Casey Group lays hose under pressure

On Sunday 24 July, brigades in Casey Group (District 8) participated in a relay pumping practical exercise based at the Monash University Berwick campus flowing into the car park of the Nossal High School.

 7.11 PM 14 August, 2016

CFA crews battle Norlane scrap metal yard fire

An overnight car fire in Norlane that caused significant damage to a scrap metal yard is being treated as suspicious.

 4.09 PM 12 May, 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

Suspicious blaze destroys Geelong church

CFA is treating a fire that destroyed a Geelong West church early this morning (Friday) as suspicious. 

 9.09 AM 15 April, 2016

Mount Mercer plantation fire suspicious

Firefighters have battled strong winds to contain a fire that burnt into a plantation at Mount Mercer. 

 3.55 PM 5 April, 2016

Chemical spill at Avalon service station

Fire crews are dealing with a chemical spill which has closed a Geelong bound service station on the Princes Freeway at Avalon.

 3.05 PM 2 March, 2016

Anakie hay fire to burn for days

CFA members are patrolling a large hayshed fire at Anakie which has burnt more than 1,500 hay bales and is expected to burn for days.

 8.32 AM 22 February, 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

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

Two church fires in one morning

Early this morning crews responded to two church fires in Norlane (Geelong area).

 8.35 AM 5 December, 2015

Coastal Group exercise

On Sunday 22 November 2015, the Coastal Group in District 7 held a Level 2 ICC Group exercise at the Torquay Fire Brigade Local Command Facility (LCF). The participating brigades were Lorne, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Torquay.

 5.08 PM 2 December, 2015

Barwon Heads celebrates award recipients

The Barwon Heads Fire Brigade held its biennial dinner on Friday night (20 November) with some 50 people in attendance. 

 1.47 PM 23 November, 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