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House fire amid hail storms

CFA crews battled hail storms before reaching a house fire on Couchs Rd, Nullawarre North, which was fully alight when they arrived just after midnight this morning (13 July). 

 11.10 AM 13 July, 2016

Family escapes Taylors Hill fire

A family of five evacuated safely from their Taylors Hill home, which was engulfed in fire early this morning (12 July) - thanks to a working smoke alarm and a solid fire escape plan.

 3.21 PM 12 July, 2016

Air-conditioning unit falls in supermarket

Firefighters worked with a range of businesses and tradespeople to ensure no one was hurt when an air-conditioning unit fell through a supermarket ceiling on Sunday night (26 June).  

 12.12 PM 1 July, 2016

Open fireplace causes major damage

A burning log rolling out of an open fireplace has caused serious damage to a home in Trafalgar yesterday afternoon (June 27) at midday on Old Sale Road.

 10.06 AM 28 June, 2016

Nyah Nyah West asks residents to adopt a hydrant

Nyah Nyah West Fire Brigade will soon be circulating an “Adopt a Hydrant” flyer to residents in the Nyah area who live near a fire hydrant.

 2.05 PM 27 June, 2016

Swan Hill beats the heat

Swan Hill experiences extreme heat during late spring, throughout summer and often into autumn. With summer days recorded to over 46o the impact of extreme heat on communities and individuals in Swan Hill is severe. 

 4.48 PM 22 June, 2016

CFA visits Woodside Primary School

Thursday 9 June saw approximately 41 students from Woodside Primary School participate in a CFA home fire safety session at the school.

 3.42 PM 14 June, 2016

A busy weekend for Kangaroo Flat

The new $1.8 million Kangaroo Flat Fire Station was officially opened on Saturday 28 May 2016 by Maree Edwards MLA, Member for Bendigo West. 

 10.06 AM 3 June, 2016

Small mistakes cause house fires

CFA is urging residents to heed fire safety messages and pay attention to the small mistakes that can cause serious fires at home.

 4.34 PM 2 June, 2016

Home fires on the rise due to small mistakes

There are hidden horrors lurking in every Victorian home. They are disguised in many forms, from the humble hairdryer, to the heater, and even your mobile phone.

 5.36 PM 30 May, 2016

CFA raises alarm on dodgy smoke detector deals

CFA has called on residents to keep an eye out for rogue operators who are preying on the elderly, by talking them into exorbitant contracts for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

 1.05 PM 12 May, 2016

Mildura kids SAFE and aware

The SAFE program was held on 19, 20 and 21 April at the St Andrews Tennis Complex in Eleventh Street Mildura. During the 3 days, 651 primary aged children attended from 10 local schools.

 4.26 PM 11 May, 2016

Front line community engagement

Increasingly CFA and other emergency services are moving from a traditional response focus to one that places greater emphasis on prevention and preparedness.

 12.38 PM 10 May, 2016

CEO visits fire tower

On 5 May the CEO visited Reeds fire tower in the Grampians National Park.

 10.07 AM 5 May, 2016

East Gippsland Field Days Bairnsdale

East Gippsland Field Days was held at Bairnsdale Aerodrome on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 2016. Bairnsdale Fire Brigade hosted the event with help from the community safety team from South East Region.

 10.57 AM 4 May, 2016

PARTY Program in Euroa

On Monday 18 April the PARTY program was held at Euroa Secondary College.

 7.59 PM 3 May, 2016

New BMT role: get the support you need

When Will Vale’s captain asked him to nominate for the new Community Safety Coordinator role on the BMT, he agreed to put his hand up – even though (in his words) he’d never ‘done’ community safety in his life. 

 3.18 PM 2 May, 2016

Easter in Bendigo

Participation in the Bendigo Easter Festival is an annual event for a number of Brigades and Groups across the City of Greater Bendigo with this year being no exception.

 12.56 PM 29 April, 2016

Children's book recalls Wye River fire

Out of the ashes of the Wye River and Separation Creek fire has come a beautiful book, which is a fitting memorial to a significant event in the town's history.

 10.30 AM 26 April, 2016

Women in District 17 Training Day

On Sunday 10 April 2016, 29 women from District 17 attended the Women in District 17 Training Day at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) – Longerenong campus. The purpose of the day was to build confidence and encourage women to be more actively involved in their brigades. 

 10.17 AM 19 April, 2016