CFA mourns loss of firefighter
UPDATE, 1.00PM: CFA is saddened to confirm the death of volunteer firefighter and Second Lieutenant Peter Harry, who was at the scene of a house fire in Gisborne early this morning.
Firefighters were called to the house fire in Brantome Street just before midnight on Saturday (29 December). It took about an hour to control the fire.
During the clean-up at the end of the job Lt Harry went to remove a portable battery powered light, a short time later he was discovered lying on the ground at the side of the house. Firefighters responded to assist using first aid and an ambulance was called.
The fire crews and ambulance personnel worked on Peter for quite some time but unfortunately this was not successful.
Peter was a member for nearly 30 years with the Gisborne Brigade and he held a number of officer positions during this time.
Mount Macedon Group Officer Ian Hay said Lt Harry was a very active member of the brigade and would be greatly missed around the station.
CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said CFA was providing support to the family and the brigade.
“CFA is saddened by this loss and our deepest sympathies are with the firefighter’s family, his friends and colleagues. We also extend our deep sympathies to the members of the Gisborne fire brigade. We will be doing everything we can to support them during this difficult time. We will also support his colleagues across CFA,” he said.
Brigade members are being offered support and counselling.