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District 7 News

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.

 5.53 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.

 11.00 AM 8 January, 2016

Fire Relief Concert

A music event to raise money for those affected by the recent fires is being held on the Lorne foreshore tomorrow between 2pm and 6pm.

 6.31 PM 2 January, 2016

New Year's evacuations

A Recommendation to Evacuate will be enacted on Thursday 31 December at 10am for Kennett River, Grey River and Wongarra due to the hot and windy forecast that could impact the current Lorne fires. 

 12.51 PM 30 December, 2015

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

CFA and ARFF train side by side

In late September 2015, volunteers from the Lara brigade together with career staff from Avalon Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) made the trip to the ARFF training facility at Tullamarine airport in a joint training exercise.

 10.51 AM 5 November, 2015

Bannockburn church fire

CFA crews attended a fire at a historic catholic church in Bannockburn overnight.

 8.52 AM 14 October, 2015

Factory fire in Moolap

At around 4am on Tuesday, 15 September, Geelong City Fire Brigade attended a factory fire in Moon Street, Moolap. While crews from Geelong, Leopold and Belmont were on the way, an orange glow was noticed in the sky around the factory location.

 9.27 AM 28 September, 2015

Glenelg's fire & emergency conference

The inaugural Glenelg Fire & Emergency Management Conference was held on Wednesday 9 September at Dartmoor with the theme of 'shared responsibility' and was hailed a huge success. 

 3.13 PM 14 September, 2015

Heroic firefighters remembered

Warrnambool Fire Brigade received a replica of the Horrockses Trophy with ACO Bob Barry AFSM representing CFA at a ceremony that commemorated the bravery of firefighters. Descendants and relatives attended the event which took place at Warrnambool Fire Station on Sunday 30 August.

 5.55 PM 31 August, 2015

Smoke alarm saves Lara family

A working smoke alarm has saved the lives of two people from a house fire in Lara this morning (26 August).

 11.44 AM 26 August, 2015

Tarrington re-engages its members

This once rural brigade is fast becoming a mini suburb of Hamilton, but when Shane Palmer became captain two years ago numbers were stagnant.

 2.17 PM 24 August, 2015

Drysdale farm shed fire

Update @ 12:45pm: Crews have worked to contain the blaze, which is now under control.

 12.20 PM 20 August, 2015

Woman trapped in car at Aireys Inlet

Update @ 12.15pm - CFA and SES have removed the woman from the car safely and she is in the hands of paramedics. Firefighters are working to rescue a woman from her car which has tipped onto its side following an accident in Aireys Inlet this morning.

 12.30 PM 13 August, 2015