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Grampians fire update 21 January

HORSHAM INCIDENT CONTROL CENTRE - CURRENT FIRE SITUATION 6.00AM UPDATE: The Grampians Northern Complex fire was declared contained overnight.

 4.50 AM 21 January, 2014

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

Grampians burnt area map

This image shows the approximate burnt area of the Grampians – Northern Grampians fire at 6:25pm, Friday 18 January 2014.

 2.18 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

Casterton sees the light

After three call outs last year that saw RDO 4 call in the SES lighting tower from Hamilton SES, Casterton Brigade saw a need for a local lighting tower to cover District 4 and surrounding Districts bordering it.

 2.49 PM 10 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

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

A Reason to Listen VIDEO by peer

My video story A Reason to Listen was made with the help of the team at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) as part of the ‘CFA: Our Lives – Digital Storytelling Project’.

 4.46 PM 21 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

Hot weather prompts fire warning

Mallee residents are being urged to be fire ready tomorrow with temperatures in the mid 30’s leading to a forecast for severe fire danger.

 5.05 PM 18 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

New Broughton Fire Station

New Broughton Fire Station boosts the Community...

 11.42 AM 30 October, 2013

125 years of the Nhill Fire Brigade

CELEBRATING 125 YEARS WITH THE NHILL COMMUNITY...

 10.45 AM 30 October, 2013

Bill's 60 years with Dimboola

From humble beginnings, success with running teams and a lifetime of firefighting experience, Bill McCann's achievements were celebrated at Dimboola Fire Station on 12 October.

 8.41 AM 23 October, 2013

Horsham Captain gets "Scania"

Casting back around two years ago, there was quite a bit of talk around Horsham about the possibility of getting a Scania truck for Horsham Fire Brigade.  

 2.39 PM 17 October, 2013

45th Big Desert Fire Conference

More than 60 people converged on the Mallee town of Patchewollock last week for the 45th annual Big Desert/ Wyperfeld Fire Conference.

 1.36 PM 23 September, 2013