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District 12 News

Community building in Benalla Group

“There are no boundaries for our brigades,” said Baddaginnie Captain Phil Rees of their close relationship with Goomalibee-Upotipotpon also in Benalla Group.

 9.57 AM 20 March, 2017

Man escapes fire in Seymour

A CFA Assistant Chief Officer has helped a man out of his burning unit in Seymour overnight on Thursday (16 March).

 2.17 PM 17 March, 2017

Farewell to CFA's oldest comms officer

Stan Brown joined Yalca & Yielima Fire Brigade in 1940 and was still active as the communications officer until his death last week at 102 years of age. 

 11.25 AM 17 March, 2017

Acheron’s first female firey

As part of International Women’s Day, CFA is celebrating some of its incredible members throughout the week.

 3.00 PM 6 March, 2017

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’

The fire danger index was low and Bonegilla Captain Brian Church headed out with his friend Dick Osmand at 6am to fish on Lake Hume.

 3.19 PM 27 February, 2017

Truck fire on Hume Freeway

CFA crews responded to a truck fire yesterday (Thursday, 9 February) after a milk truck on the Hume Freeway in Beveridge caught fire.

 8.59 AM 10 February, 2017

Fire destroys home in Wallan

In the early hours of this morning (30 January) CFA crews were called to a house fire on Botanical Avenue in Wallan.

 2.46 PM 30 January, 2017

Buddy brigades across districts

As a standalone brigade not aligned with a group and two hours from both Marysville and Mansfield, Woods Point, deep in the Great Divide, can rightly claim to be isolated.

 10.05 AM 19 December, 2016

Corryong Group Officer Brown talks risk

“It’s absolutely picturesque at the moment,” said Group Officer Colin Brown, “and we’re not expecting anything between now and Christmas but then, if the rain stays away, look out!

 2.51 PM 11 November, 2016

Multiple agencies go candling

Candling - it's probably not what you think. A planned burning technique is shared between agencies at the candling workshop at Silvan Reservoir.

 4.14 PM 19 October, 2016

Nulla Vale salutes six remarkable volunteers

On 22 September, Nulla Vale Fire Brigade in District 12 celebrated the collective 335 years of service of six brigade members.

 12.58 PM 12 October, 2016

Euroa Open Day shines

Euroa Fire Brigade open day was incorporated with the Euroa National Show and Shine held on Sunday 2 October.    

 9.40 AM 3 October, 2016

Wodonga West Brigade moves into new station

The rain cleared and the sun was shining when Wodonga West Fire Brigade moved its operations from its old station to a new station on Moorefield Park Drive in  Wodonga West on Saturday 10 September.

 12.45 PM 27 September, 2016

CFA members share traditional burning learning

Victorian landscapes can be burnt at lower intensities and more often, according to CFA members who recently conducted research into Aboriginal burning practices.

 10.52 AM 15 September, 2016

Liz a linchpin Warburton responder

Three and a half years ago, new Warburton resident Liz Rogers got in touch with her local brigade to get informed about local bushfire risk.

 5.42 PM 31 August, 2016

No reason to wine in Milawa

With a vineyard and its operations, a cellar door, restaurant and function centre, Brown Brothers Winery in the King Valley town of Milawa is a significant local employer only three minutes from Milawa Fire Station.

 3.57 PM 31 August, 2016

Quick response to Seymour East school fire

It was a case of right place, right time for CFA brigades and personnel yesterday (29 May) when a fire broke out at the site of the former Seymour East Primary School.

 11.28 AM 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.

 2.05 PM 12 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 2016

2016 Shelley Burn Camp success

A total of 52 volunteers, career staff from Districts 12, 22, 23 and 24, and HVP employees from Northern Victoria and New Zealand attended this year’s Shelley Burn held over five days from 9 to 13 April.

 12.22 PM 26 April, 2016