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More Vic fireys heading to NSW

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  2.05 PM 21 October, 2013


Location: General

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A second contingent of Victorian firefighters and emergency services personnel has left for NSW today, Monday 21 October, to provide assistance during the state's bushfire emergency.

Acting Chief Officer Steve Warrington farwelled dozens of personnel from CFA, DEPI and Parks Victoria at Melbourne Airport, urging them to stay safe during their deployment.

They will replace hundreds of personnel who have been working tirelessly on the fireline in the Blue Mountains over the past four days, bringing Victoria's contingent of firefighters to around 600.

Today's departures also include a number of strike teams from who will travel north this afternoon by road.

Members from the following brigades have been deployed:

District 2

Mandurang, Heathcote, Axedale, Eaglehawk, Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Gisborne, Tylden, Mt Macedon, Riddells Creek, Woodend, Campbells Creek, Taradale, Castlemaine, Guildford, Kyneton, Malmsbury, Pastoria, Newstead

District 8

Pearcedale, Upper Beaconsfield, Phillip Island, Flinders, Patterson River, Dandenong, Clyde, Dromana, Hampton Park, Somerville, Tynong, Toomuc, Bayles

District 9

Warragul, Welshpool, Leongatha, Berry's Creek, Westbury, Drouin West

District 12

Tallarook

District 13

Wonga Park, Gruyere, Boronia

District 14

Greenvale, Diamond Creek, Craigieburn, Eltham, Hoppers Crossing, Hurstbridge, Truganina

District 15

Buninyong, Bacchus Marsh, Sebastopol, Mt Wallace, Smythesdale, Trentham

District 18

Beverford & District, Irymple, Lake Boga, Robinvale, Swan Hill, Red Cliffs, Merbein

District 22

Longwood, Strathbogie

District 23

Wangaratta, Oxley Flats, Everton

District 24

Baranduda, Bright, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Wooragee, Yackandandah, Wodonga, Kiewa, Allans Flat

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Vic firefighters deployed to NSW

Last Updated: 23 October 2013