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CFA responds to Lorne crash and rescue

CFA and SES specialist rescue crews are working to free a badly injured truck driver, left trapped in the wreckage of his cabin after a crash in Lorne.

 4.39 PM 9 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 1.16 PM 4 May, 2016

CFA responds to refinery incident

UPDATE Tuesday 11.30am: Roads near the refinery have reopened and no hazardous material has been detected outside the refinery and the all clear has been sounded. Other areas of the facility are operating as normal.

 6.41 AM 27 April, 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.

 12.06 AM 21 April, 2016

Fire engulfs two units at Jan Juc

CFA firefighters are praising the efforts of a Jan Juc man who saved his neighbour from a fire this morning.

 7.54 AM 18 April, 2016

Suspicious blaze destroys Geelong church

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

 8.09 AM 15 April, 2016

Highton house gutted by fire

Firefighters have battled a two-storey house fire in the Geelong suburb of Highton this morning. 

 10.00 AM 11 April, 2016

Moolap factory fire under control

Firefighters have brought under control a fire at the decommissioned aluminium smelter at Moolap near Geelong this afternoon.

 4.30 PM 6 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 10.55 AM 6 April, 2016

Mount Mercer plantation fire suspicious

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

 2.55 PM 5 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 1.56 PM 31 March, 2016

St Leonards house fire

A holiday house in St Leonards has been completely destroyed in a suspicious late night fire.

 5.03 PM 30 March, 2016

Thanks ladies!

Surf Coast Shire acknowledges firefighters with an International Women's Day award.

 2.18 PM 9 March, 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.

 2.05 PM 2 March, 2016

Chemical fire at Anakie

CFA is on scene at a manufacturing plant in Anakie this morning (Tuesday) where a chemical reaction has sparked an explosion. 

 8.24 AM 1 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.

 7.32 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.

 1.00 PM 18 February, 2016

PAVS along the Great Ocean Road

Backing up the year-in, year-out work done by Wye River Fire Brigade, among others, to ensure its community is well informed about risk, is the Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) team. Like other Victorian PAVS teams, they target towns on Level One of the Victorian Fire Risk Register where all houses are doorknocked.

 12.25 PM 12 February, 2016

Total Fire Bans for Central & South West

CFA has declared Total Fire Bans for Monday, January 18 2016 in the South West and Central districts.

 4.53 PM 17 January, 2016

Joint excavator rescue at Warrak

Emergency services responded to a report that an excavator had rolled over in Warrak near Ararat, on Wednesday afternoon.

 10.00 AM 8 January, 2016