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Show how equals know how

Glenburn Brigade knows its people, and are once more taking a practical approach to educating the community on CFA Sunday, keeping the focus on know how around pumps, nozzles and protective gear.

 2.33 PM 15 November, 2013

Nothing stopping Narbethong

Narbethong Fire Brigade has never had an open day – in fact they’ve never had more than four community members attend a brigade-run event – but are pulling out the stops to make CFA Sunday a great day that they hope will be icing on the cake for what has been a great year.

 3.50 PM 13 November, 2013

Alexandra vols 50 years of comms

On 8 December 2013, local brigades will for the first time have direct radio contact with the Vicfire dispatch operators from the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) in Ballarat.

 12.09 PM 8 November, 2013

Broadford 'Wipe off 5' winner

Volunteers from the Broadford brigade were looking for a break from the regular training routine and another way to promote their Facebook page when one member stumbled across the TAC’s 'Wipe Off 5' competition.

 10.27 AM 26 October, 2013

Voices Around the Campfire

The CFA is integral to the cultural landscape of our local communities. Brigade members have solid relationships with their diverse community and are highly connected to a diverse range of local organisations and agencies.  

 6.05 PM 15 October, 2013

Wandong shed fire

CFA is working to extinguish a shed fire at Wandong.

 11.42 AM 30 September, 2013

Broadford CFA & VICSES Seymour

The night of the 19th of September saw members of the Broadford Fire Brigade and VICSES Seymour undertake a joint road crash rescue training night..........

 3.48 PM 23 September, 2013

Tree Project launch event

A copper and stainless steel gum tree forged by blacksmiths from around the world will be on public display for the first time at Whittlesea Showgrounds from 1pm on Saturday 30 November.

 3.30 PM 11 September, 2013

Low structure course at Wandong

Seven of Wandong Fire Brigade’s newest recruits attended a low structure course at the CFA Huntley Training Ground last Saturday. Story and photo Courtesy of the Kilmore Free Press.

 5.46 PM 9 August, 2013

Determined juniors rally for raffle

Six weeks, 2500 tickets, $12,500 raised. This was a mighty effort by the newly-formed Kinglake West Junior Fire Brigade, who went out to local markets in rain, hail or shine with the goal of raising enough funds to kick-start and establish their program.

 12.42 PM 22 July, 2013

Kalkallo keeps it creative

Painted into the town’s calendar, Kalkallo Fire Brigade’s Annual Art Show is on again this June long weekend.

 5.04 PM 21 May, 2013

Ruyton Grammar visits Kinglake

On Wednesday 8 May, seventeen Year 9 & 10 students from Ruyton Grammar school in Kew, made a visit to Kinglake as part of their school project on Disasters in Australia

 6.22 PM 14 May, 2013

Kilmore FB Awards Night

Medals and awards recognising a total of more than 775 years of service were presented to Kilmore Fire Brigade members last Saturday 4 May, on an evening that also saw the presentation of a National Medal awarded and the recognition of six local employers. 

 11.11 AM 10 May, 2013

Truck fire in Wandong

At 2.08pm on Sunday afternoon a truck fire in Wandong affected traffic in both directions on the Hume Fwy. South-bound traffic was diverted through Broadford and Wandong.

 5.43 PM 21 April, 2013

Eildon planned burn

The Eildon community will now be better protected from the threat of bushfire thanks to the completion of a 3000-hectare fuel reduction burn.

 4.04 PM 17 April, 2013

Toolamba welcomes new station

About 70 people turned out for the weekend opening ceremony of the new Toolamba Fire Station

 10.55 AM 8 April, 2013

Fishing invite for northeast men

A weekend invitation is extended to any men who would like a break from bushfire recovery.

 2.40 PM 5 April, 2013

Successful fundraiser for Trawool

Despite a heavy downpour last Thursday evening, local community members around Trawool, near Seymour, made their way to Trawool Fire Station for the opening of an art fundraiser.

 10.43 AM 2 April, 2013

Staging Area Manager Wally Prior

“I don’t have problems – only solutions.” Now, that’s what you want to hear from a staging area manager at the end of a 12 hour shift.

 2.37 PM 18 March, 2013

Gippsland fire update 20 Feb

An update on the fire situation in Gippsland as of Wednesday, 20 February.

 1.17 PM 20 February, 2013