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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).

 1.01 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.

 10.20 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.

 12.32 PM 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.

 2.04 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.

 11.39 AM 15 January, 2014

Caravan park training

A successful training session was run by the Ocean Grove brigade for the local caravan park industry, on Friday 20 December 2013.  

 12.17 PM 10 January, 2014

Point Wilson grass fire

**Update** - This fire is now under control. Crews will remain on scene until the fire is extinguished and to ensure no hot spots flare up. The fire burnt approximately 450 hectares. 

 3.22 PM 5 January, 2014

Family escapes house fire

A family of three escaped uninjured after their Corio home was significantly damaged by fire last night.

 8.03 AM 4 December, 2013

Ready and able

CFA's special program for special kids: celebrating International Day of People with Disability

 1.13 PM 29 November, 2013

Bellbrae's new station

Bellbrae brigade celebrated the opening of its new fire station on 23 November.

 1.22 PM 28 November, 2013

Volunteering in the 1950s and 60s

I thank CFA for the privilege of taking part in the digital storytelling workshop at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image earlier this year.

 4.33 PM 21 November, 2013

Major leak at Shell Refinery

UPDATE - 10.20am The leak at the Shell Refinery has been stopped. CFA units will be leaving the scene shortly.

 7.42 AM 20 November, 2013

Fireground health scare VIDEO story

This year I was among a small group of people from CFA who attended three days of a digital storytelling workshop at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image.

 11.23 AM 19 November, 2013

Search and rescue exercise

Corio Fire Brigade takes pride in the fact that it engages with its staff, volunteers and the community.

 1.23 PM 18 November, 2013

Fatal house fire in Torquay

Torquay and other brigades were paged to a garage fire which spread to a double storey house on Sunday 10 Nov.

 4.19 PM 10 November, 2013

Geelong pre-summer skills night

On Tuesday 29 October members from brigades in and around the Geelong area attended a training night at Corio Fire Station, to give new as well as the older members the chance to see and inspect the different tankers CFA has in use at the moment. 

 11.56 AM 8 November, 2013

Teen and child escape house fire

Fire crews praised the actions of a 16-year-old after fire broke out at her Waurn Ponds home last night (Wednesday, 6 November).

 8.00 AM 7 November, 2013

Small fire at Dereel

Strong, warm winds have reignited a fire in remnants of a wood harvest at Dereel which was initially sparked a week ago.

 5.17 PM 16 October, 2013

Fire damages Clifton Springs house

Fire has caused extensive damage to a house in Clifton Springs.

 11.53 AM 16 October, 2013

Effort to reduce false alarms

An 18.5 per cent spike in the number of false alarms has prompted CFA to launch a campaign to educate businesses and residents of Greater Geelong.

 10.02 AM 13 September, 2013