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Update on fires in far west Vic

Emergency services remain on scene at a bushfire near Casterton which is estimated to have burnt more than 1550 hectares.

 12.09 PM 21 November, 2012

Lightning fires in West Vic

Issued by CFA & DSE - 9.25pm. Residents in Victoria’s Wimmera and Southwest are asked to remain vigilant, as a storm front coming through brings lightning, high winds and with it a risk of fires starting.

 9.35 PM 20 November, 2012

Fire restrictions in parts of Wimmera

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin from 1am on 19 November, 2012 for the following municipalities.

 3.57 PM 16 November, 2012

Early morning fire at Horsham house

Two people escaped uninjured after fire broke out in their Horsham house in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

 11.11 AM 13 November, 2012

Jeparit’s First Responders

Jeparit fire brigade could be described as one of the best fire and emergency service providers in regional Victoria when it comes to serving its local community.

 1.46 PM 6 November, 2012

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The Fire Danger Period will finish for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 3 April 2017:

 10.44 AM 28 March, 2017

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Rupanyup is alive with artwork at the moment, with new murals honouring volunteer firefighters popping up across the town.

 2.30 PM 7 April, 2017

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CFA West Region hosted the third inter-agency Candling Community of Practice Workshop on Friday 12 and Sat 13 May at the Adekate Lodge at Dean near Creswick.

 4.50 PM 22 May, 2017

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A vegetation management and planned burning professional development day for CFA West Region operational staff was held recently in Ballarat.

 1.58 PM 20 June, 2017

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CFA volunteer Jo Ussing is set to make history on 1 July, becoming the first ever female Group Officer in CFA’s West Region and the only current female to hold this role in Victoria.  

 3.41 PM 30 June, 2017

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On the weekend of 16-17 June District 17 hosted its first ever burn camp.

 5.15 PM 6 July, 2017

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If you haven’t already, grab a pen and mark 6-8 August in your calendar, as CFA is heading to Sheepvention and it’s an event you will not want to miss.

 5.54 PM 19 July, 2017

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Terry Miller has spent the majority of his life serving his community, as a member of the Yanac Fire Brigade and his work with the Lowan Group.

 4.03 PM 11 August, 2017

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District 16 and Beazley’s Bridge Fire Brigade are lucky to have two volunteers who not only volunteer their time to fight fires, but also educate up-and-coming brigade members.

 10.43 AM 18 August, 2017

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It was a full house on Friday 22 September as the Dimboola Fire Brigade celebrated a year of achievements at their annual dinner and awards evening.

 1.26 PM 9 October, 2017

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This year’s finalists for the Fire Awareness Awards have been announced and we’re proud to have a number of CFA entries among the list.

 9.53 AM 6 November, 2017

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The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 13 November 2017:

 12.25 PM 6 November, 2017