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CFA member dies at private burn-off

By: CFA Media

Category: Other

  7.37 PM 19 October, 2013

Location: District 18 News

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CFA Acting Chief Officer Steve Warrington has expressed his deepest sympathies to the family and colleagues of a CFA member who died in an incident in Victoria’s north-west this afternoon.

The man, aged in his 60s, is believed to have succumbed to a medical condition while helping a friend to conduct a private burn-off in Berriwillock, west of Swan Hill.

Brigades were then called to help bring the fire under control around 4.20pm. The man was not on active duty when he died.

Support has been offered to all CFA members affected by the tragic death.

Members can access peer support through the Rostered Duty Officer, Office in Charge, line manager, the Peer Coordinator or via the CFA Welfare line on 1300 795 711.

Chaplains can be contacted directly or by contacting Converge International on 1800 337 068.

Last Updated: 21 October 2013