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Barnarwartha – known as Barny to the locals – lies to the northeast of Wang. On Sunday 20 December 2015, it lay at the centre of Victoria’s fire emergency with the local fire danger index higher than it had been on Black Saturday.

 3.27 PM 4 January, 2016

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During Monday to Fridays work hours, Wandong brigade was struggling to turn a truck out and scanned their community for a solution. They saw it in local stay-at-home parents and targeted them in a recruitment drive, with great success.

 9.34 AM 19 October, 2016

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In honour of youth week CFA is looking at some of our stellar junior programs that provide skills to the local community’s youth.

 3.38 PM 3 April, 2017

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After a long absence Wandong fire brigade has reintroduced a Junior fire brigade.

 9.17 AM 4 April, 2017

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On Sunday 2 April, Clonbinane Fire Brigade's new fire station was officially opened by CFA Board Member Lynda Hamilton with a ribbon cutting.

 9.46 AM 4 April, 2017

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The Fire Danger Period will finish for the following municipality from 1am on Monday, 17 April 2017:

 1.30 PM 11 April, 2017

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On Thursday evening 13 April, Whiteheads Creek Fire Brigade opened its doors to the public for an exhibition of works by local artists.

 2.52 PM 19 April, 2017

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Last Friday night 6 young CFA volunteers from the VFBV youth network and 2 young CFA nominees joined Director of People and Culture Zemeel Saba and 500 other young Victorians and their families in attending the Victorian Young Volunteer of the Year awards at the Flemington Racecourse. 

 11.16 PM 2 June, 2017

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What are they feeding the Juniors in Tatura? Tinned spinach? Magic beans?

 1.56 PM 5 June, 2017

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Last night was the last Whittlesea Diamond Valley Group meeting for outgoing Group Officer Urs Biedermann, 1st DGO Ken Williamson and 2nd DGO Warren Emery. The three officers have provided many years of service to CFA and to the Group in particular.

 2.54 PM 22 June, 2017

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Yea was one of the many communities devastated by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

 10.14 PM 24 July, 2017

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For over 50,000 years, Australia’s Indigenous communities have managed country by using traditional burning methods. They created a system that was sustainable and suited the Australian landscape.

 9.31 AM 7 July, 2017

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For CFA brigades Kinglake and Toolangi, speaking out against family violence is a message both want to make loud and clear to their local communities and beyond.

 5.59 PM 28 July, 2017

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Jamie Atkins, Captain of Broadford Fire Brigade saw an opportunity to engage CFA, local Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through Aboriginal art.

 5.43 PM 4 August, 2017

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Consulting with people across CFA about inclusion and fairness is a large part of the work ahead of the team led by ACO Steve Smith. 

 10.43 AM 10 August, 2017

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Margot Green held many roles in her time serving the Hilldene Fire Brigade.

 11.27 AM 17 August, 2017

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It’s hard to believe that just two years ago, Gapsted Fire Brigade was experiencing trying times.

 2.50 PM 23 August, 2017

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Every seat was filled and it was standing room only at Broadford Fire Station on Monday night the 28th of August 2017.  Over 60 people came from across District 12and beyond to hear two unique presentations about Aboriginal traditional fire and Aboriginal land management.

 12.33 PM 4 September, 2017

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On 5 October, District 12 held an event to acknowledge and build relationships with the Taungurung community by renaming its two meeting rooms with Wurrung language words. 

 10.54 AM 12 October, 2017