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District 12 News

Keeping the home fires burning

Wangaratta Fire Brigade has reached a proud milestone with the awarding of a 60-year service medal to brigade life members Joan Rosser and Elaine Graham. Another four women are also very long-serving brigade auxiliary members.

 7.46 AM 14 May, 2017

Planned burning off to a flying start

CFA brigades from across Alexandra Group in District 12 North East Region joined crews from Forest Fire Management (FFMVic) to conduct the first FFMVic Murrindindi district planned burn of the season on Sunday 2 April.

 11.16 AM 3 April, 2017

Recognising our volunteers - Molesworth Brigade

More than 90 people attended the luncheon at which 19 brigade members were presented with National Emergency Medals and 36 members received CFA Service Awards with a combined total of volunteer service of 990 years.

 12.03 PM 22 March, 2017

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.

 8.57 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).

 1.17 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. 

 10.25 AM 17 March, 2017

Easter art exhibition to support CFA brigade

Whiteheads Creek Fire Brigade is holding an art exhibition this Easter, where you can buy the works of artists living in District 12 and support CFA at the same time.

 8.45 AM 10 March, 2017

Clonbinane brigade makes a clean spur

Clonbinane Fire Brigade in conjunction with Sunday Creek Dry Creek Landcare Group took on eight kilometres of Spur Road, Clonbinane, in the Clean Up Australia Day event. 

 4.56 PM 6 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.

 2.00 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.

 2.19 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.

 7.59 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.

 1.46 PM 30 January, 2017

Kilmore ‘like family’

When Anthony Archer moved to Kilmore in 1984, there wasn’t much more than a fire station, a football ground and a general store.

 8.53 AM 26 January, 2017

Tourist hot spot no longer a black spot

Devils River has long been a hot spot for holiday makers, who flock to the area to enjoy camping and water sporting adventures. 

 9.16 AM 19 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.

 9.05 AM 19 December, 2016

Planned burn resource coordinators

The CFA Planned Burning Project has once again recruited four seasonal planned burn resource coordinators (PBRCs) for the upcoming season.

 10.39 AM 16 November, 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!

 1.51 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.

 3.14 PM 19 October, 2016

Shed fire in Killingworth

CFA firefighters attended a shed fire yesterday evening (12 October) at Killingworth on Carey Rd.

 9.48 AM 13 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.

 11.58 AM 12 October, 2016