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News posts from Ian Hamley

District 4 Specialist Response Unit

Over several fire seasons, District 4 in the Glenelg Shire has relied on sourcing equipment from other districts to extinguish local peat and non-structure fires, which required extensive hose lays, deployment of sprinkler systems and/or water injection into heavy burning fuels. 

10.33 AM 13 April, 2017

Portland Fire Station official opening

Gayle Tierney MLC member for Western Victoria officially opened the new Portland Fire Station on Sunday 20 November. Guests included CFA Board Member Timothy Young, Acting ACO for South West Region Rohan Luke and District 4 Operations Manager Peter Novotny.

10.22 AM 21 November, 2016

Forestry industry prepares for summer

Bushfires can have a detrimental effect on the timber industry and the community as a whole. Forestry industry brigades play an important role when it comes to fire prevention and suppression.

3.32 PM 12 October, 2015