Today another 177 CFA personnel will depart for NSW to assist with the ongoing bushfire emergency.
Strike teams from D13, D14, D6 and D7 along with 2 Communications Technicians, 1 Peer Support Officer and 2 District Mechanical Officers departed this afternoon at 1.30pm from Melbourne Air Base.
Another flight is set to depart this evening at 7.20pm carrying 2 District Mechanical Officers, 2 Peer Support Officers and crews from D9, D12, D15, D16, D22 and D27.
State Commander and Deputy Chief Officer, Stephanie Rotarangi said she was incredibly proud of the organisation and its people.
“I’m really proud to be a part of CFA today. I wish our departing firefighters and those still on the ground all the very best.”
“I’d also like to thank our teams returning home this evening for their extraordinary efforts along with their families for their continued support,” said Dr Rotarangi.
36 CFA members are due to return home this evening whilst 510 remain deployed assisting communities in NSW.
CFA has sent more than 890 people interstate since the 1st of October, including incident management teams, strike teams, task forces, welfare support, liaison personnel and aviation specialists.