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District 12 News

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

Seymour Alternative Farming Expo

Last weekend saw CFA attend the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, which was held in Seymour over the three days from 15 to 17 February.

 4.51 PM 19 February, 2013

Hume Freeway fire chaos

Just before 1:30pm on Monday 18 Feb CFA crews were called out to a fast moving grass & scrub fire on Donnybrook Rd Donnybrook.

 12.07 PM 19 February, 2013

Fire Ban declared in 3 districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Saturday, 9th February in the North Central, North East and Northern Country weather districts.

 4.13 PM 8 February, 2013

Sth Aurora train crash, 44 yrs ago

Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the Southern Aurora train crash in the Violet Town brigade area.

 10.59 AM 8 February, 2013

Trawool brigade's art fundraiser

This Easter, fireys and their friends are in for a treat at the Trawool Fire Station, south of Seymour.

 11.46 AM 1 February, 2013

Wallan bushfire

Smoke was sighted on Old Sydney Rd Wallan around 1:30pm on Monday 21 Jan close to where another fire had been the day before

 12.02 PM 22 January, 2013

Smoke alert from Kangaroo Ground

Fire authorities advise that ongoing fire activity at Kangaroo Ground is generating large amounts of smoke which may be visible between Warrandyte and Dixons Creek areas north of Kangaroo Ground.

 8.37 PM 11 January, 2013

CFA attends emergency landing

A trainee pilot has made a courageous landing on two wheels at a small airport in Victoria's north after he lost a wheel during takeoff.

 10.12 AM 8 January, 2013

Control at Whiteheads Creek

District 12 Operations Manager Peter Creak firmly believes that the 9 December Whiteheads Creek fire, held to about 600 hectares, had the potential to reach 6000 hectares if not for the fantastic work of crews stopping it where they did.

 10.53 AM 27 December, 2012

Kinglake CFA awarded for bravery

Fifteen CFA volunteers from Kinglake brigade have received bravery awards from the Royal Humane Society of Australasia for their efforts during the 2009 bushfires.

 9.22 AM 18 December, 2012

Large fire at Whiteheads Creek

Update Monday 10 Dec 0900: Firefighters are confident a fire which has burnt 620 hectares at Whitehead Creek near Seymour will remain within containment lines.

 11.36 AM 9 December, 2012

Gas leak at nursing home

Residents at the Caladenia Nursing Home in Kilmore were evacuated following a gas leak at the facility this morning, 7 December.

 12.33 PM 7 December, 2012

Fire restrictions in Hume

CFA has declared the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will commence from 1.00am on 3 December for the following municipalities.

 3.06 PM 30 November, 2012

CFA Open Day Seymour

A very successful day was had at Seymour Open Day with families and friends turning up to see how the local brigade supports the community.

 10.17 AM 26 November, 2012

Arthurs Creek Citation for Courage

Aside from its dictionary definition – the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainly or intimidation – Arthurs Creek-Strathewen Fire Brigade Captain Michael Chapman has his own take on the word ‘courage’.

 1.59 PM 8 November, 2012

Wallan gas main ruptured

CFA crews have assisted at the scene of ruptured gas main at Wallan.

 1.52 PM 7 November, 2012