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Interstate fire and emergency management personnel are providing support to Victoria in a range of roles as Victorian personnel manage a number of fires across the state.
Emergency Management Victoria has partnered with Bendigo Bank to establish a Community Relief Fund in support of community members affected by the recent south east Victoria fires.
Victoria’s emergency management organisations will come together today to celebrate the vital role of women across the state.
The Victorian community and our emergency management personnel have faced tough conditions over the last few days, weeks and months.  From March 1 to March 5, we have experienced 380 fires, with the majority resulting from lightning strikes.
Victoria’s two night firebombing helicopters undertook a training exercise at Mansfield overnight on Monday which saw them hover fill from a small tank and ground fill in three consecutive flights per activity.
Strathewen Primary School students are learning and teaching others about all aspects of fire including fire behaviour and the history of fire in their area.
Approximately 120 Victorian recovery personnel will be travelling to Queensland over the next few weeks to support Queensland communities in their recovery efforts following devastating floods.
Mild conditions across Victoria this week is assisting firefighters to gain the upper hand on three main fires at Thomson Jordan Divide Road, Timbarra and Walhalla however the fires are expected to burn for some time.
Victoria has two orange Aircranes available as part of the 49-strong core fleet for fire operations across the state for the summer season.
Today (Sunday 3 February) is a day of elevated fire danger, with a hot, dry, windy conditions and temperatures forecast to be in the 40s in some parts of the state.