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Car into street light at Belmont

CFA crews attended a road accident in Belmont this morning where a ute had crashed into a lighting pole on the median strip.

 2.13 PM 6 August, 2014

CFA stops fire in its tracks

CFA firefighters stopped a grass and scrub fire in its tracks yesterday after it was threatening a nearby railway line at Corio.

 2.30 PM 30 July, 2014

Corio programs enter third year

What started as a conversation between five Corio firefighters about stepping outside the norm with engaging the community,  has seen the brigade enter its third year of community programs.

 7.11 PM 29 July, 2014

True service to Ocean Grove

When Ivan Lee first joined CFA at Myrtleford back in 1948, you had to be 18 to join. He was 16, but according to the lieutenant it was alright because he looked eighteen. 

 1.14 PM 28 July, 2014

Lara stars

You may see some familiar faces on your television sets over the coming weeks.

 4.00 PM 17 July, 2014

Keith Ross calls it a day

This Friday, 18 July marks the end of a chapter in life for Keith Ross, and the beginning of a new and exciting one.

 12.30 PM 16 July, 2014

Floating Debris in Port Philip

Queenslciff Coast Guard crews were tasked to search for a reported floating dinghy in Port Philip.

 10.23 PM 13 July, 2014

Bannockburn hazmat incident

UPDATE 11:07am: The hazmat is now safe. Crews will remain on scene until the container is removed by a transport company.

 10.37 AM 10 July, 2014

Red to yellow, with dignity

The 30th of June 2014 was a poignant moment in the 68-year history of the Ocean Grove Fire Brigade, when a handful of brigade members had the honour to witness the Captain, Steve Gibbs, change his Captain’s red helmet to the yellow 1st Lieutenant headgear. 

 5.55 PM 7 July, 2014

Bannockburn goes into Battle

For many years, Scotland was ruled by the English. Then on the 24th June 1314 led by Robert the Bruce, the Scots defeated the English and gained their independence. The battle was won at Battle of Bannockburn after which our town is named.

 4.58 PM 29 June, 2014

Hazmats keep fireys busy overnight

CFA crews were kept busy overnight after two separate hazmat incidents in the state’s south. 

 10.35 AM 12 June, 2014

New career firefighters start today

CFA’s 21 new career firefighters have arrived on station today, joining the ranks of more than 685 already protecting lives and property at fire stations across Victoria and supporting CFA’s 55,000 volunteers.

 2.48 PM 10 June, 2014

House fire at Portarlington

A family of four has escaped a fire which destroyed their home in Portarlington overnight. 

 8.19 AM 22 May, 2014

Cheer on your local firefighters

Word on the street is that the Junior Urban State Championships in Swan Hill and Senior Urban State Championships in Bendigo went off with a bang.

 10.36 AM 26 March, 2014

More than up to the challenge

It took just a few months for the Bannockburn Brigade members to realise that Jo Crockett's skills and abilities to lead and motivate people made her the obvious choice to become the Brigade's first elected "Community Fire Safety Officer".

 6.06 PM 25 March, 2014

Trapped in roof for four days

Emergency services were called to rescue a woman trapped in the roof of her house at Station Rd, in the Geelong suburb of Marshall, at about 10:40am today (Thu).

 12.01 PM 20 February, 2014

NSW fireys help out

A contingent of firefighters from NSW headed home last week following a six day deployment in Geelong, having provided some much-appreciated additional manpower during the season's most significant spell of high fire danger.

 9.20 AM 18 February, 2014

New build for Warrnambool

Victorian Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, turned the first sod early this morning at the recently acquired site for a new fire station at Warrnambool.

 11.32 AM 14 February, 2014

Citation for Corio Platoon

Seven Corio firefighters have been presented with a prestigious Unit Citation to recognise their proactive work with refugees, new arrivals and at-risk youth.

 1.04 PM 12 February, 2014

Little River fire threatened houses

A grass fire, which started at about 11.45am yesterday (14 January 2014), threatened properties in the Little River area between Geelong and Werribee.

 10.39 AM 15 January, 2014