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Grampians fire update 20 January

HORSHAM INCIDENT CONTROL CENTRE - CURRENT FIRE SITUATION 6.00AM UPDATE: Firefighters have made significant progress on the Grampians Northern Complex overnight and in to this morning with the fire almost contained.

 6.31 AM 20 January, 2014

Grampians fire update 19 January

6.00AM UPDATE: The clean-up and recovery from the Grampians Northern Complex fire has begun with a number of communities and roads reopening.

 6.16 AM 19 January, 2014

Grampians fire update - 18 Jan

5.30AM UPDATE: Emergency services continued to work overnight on the Grampians Northern Complex fire which is still threatening the towns of Dadswell’s Bridge and Halls Gap.

 6.39 AM 18 January, 2014

Photos of Grampians fires

Aerial view of fires in the Northern Grampians.

 7.43 PM 17 January, 2014

Grampians Fire Community Meetings

Community meetings will be held for the Grampians fire now known as Grampians Northern Complex fire 18.00 today at Laharum Hall, Laharum, and tomorrow at Halls Gap recreation reserve at 10.00am and Dadswells Bridge at midday.

 4.24 PM 16 January, 2014

CFA bystanders in heart attack save

A social basketball game at the St Arnaud basketball stadium turned deadly serious when one of the players collapsed with a suspected heart attack. Bystanders jumped into action; a number of them were CFA members.

 4.23 PM 30 December, 2013

Grampians members honoured

More than 350 recipients across Grampians have been honoured with a National Emergency Medal for their contribution to the community during the 2009 Victorian fires.

 2.03 PM 17 December, 2013

Beaufort Brigade offers home advice

The Beaufort Brigade has hit the streets to deliver the Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) to their community.

 9.59 AM 29 November, 2013

Photos from Sovereign Hill

CFA volunteer Heatheranne Bullen has provided us with some more great photos of a historic firefighting display taking place at Sovereign Hill this week.

 2.27 PM 22 November, 2013

Ararat Hospital Track Fire

CFA and DEPI firefghters have contained a grass fire burning at Hospital Tack at Ararat has been contained, however smoke is expected to be visible to nearby residents for some time.

 5.07 PM 19 November, 2013

Historic firefighting showcase

A showcase of firefighting techniques and equipment from the gold rush era has been a hit with visitors to Sovereign Hill this week.

 3.30 PM 19 November, 2013

Cancer survivor spreads the word

At 67 years of age, married with two children and seven grandchildren, Dan Willis has been clear of prostate cancer for seven years and loves being an active ‘Pop’.

 9.40 AM 8 November, 2013

CFA steps back in time

From humble beginnings of horse-drawn fire engines and manual water pumps, firefighting has come a long way in 150 years.

 11.45 AM 4 November, 2013

Samaria's 60 years of service

The Samaria Rural Fire Brigade was formally registered by the CFA on 14 September 1953.

 3.50 PM 15 September, 2013

CO reviews water bombing strategy

Victoria’s top emergency managers flew to Hamilton Airport last week to discuss a proposal to alter the water bombing strategy for the coming fire season.

 11.47 AM 6 September, 2013

Ararat dry cleaners gutted

CFA crews have saved adjoining buildings after a dry cleaning business was destroyed by fire overnight at Ararat (Friday 30 August).

 9.52 AM 30 August, 2013

Moyston gets new medium tanker

Moyston fire brigade in CFA District 16 has taken delivery of a new medium tanker.

 1.02 PM 12 August, 2013

Chief Awards St.Arnaud Firefighters

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson AFSM was in St Arnaud on Saturday 27 July to presented six St Arnaud Fire Brigade firefighters with the prestigious National Medal.

 1.44 PM 8 August, 2013

Elmhurst's new Ultra-Light

Elmhurst fire brigade in CFA District 16; and a Pyrenees Group brigades has celebrated the offical hand over of a new ultra light appliance.

 1.20 PM 18 June, 2013

Volunteers welcomed to work

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.

 4.03 PM 16 May, 2013