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District 12 News

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

Kinglake home destroyed by fire

A Kinglake resident was at his backyard shed when he noticed smoke billowing from his home on Mountain Home Road around 12pm today.

 3.02 PM 9 August, 2016

CFA supports students' Koori Dreaming Art project

The doors of Broadford Fire Station are set to come to life thanks to an Indigenous youth art project involving students from Broadford Secondary College.

 12.45 PM 30 June, 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

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 2016

ST1431: the last heavy ST to go to Tasmania

Strike team ST1431, was the last heavy strike team to be deployed to the Tasmanian Fires between 28 February and 3 March 2016.

 4.36 PM 8 March, 2016

2016 Craigieburn Torchlight

Brigades from accross Hume Group and wider District 14, 2, and 12, came together once again for Craigieburn Fire Brigade's Annual Torchlight.

 11.16 PM 28 February, 2016

Bright future with new recruits

It’s the biggest intake in recent memory -- eight new recruits to bolster Bright’s CFA brigade.

 10.38 AM 17 February, 2016

Running of the Woolly Cup

On Saturday 23 January 2016, Glenaroua Fire Brigade held its much-anticipated annual social event ‘The Woolly Cup’.

 12.11 PM 11 February, 2016

Win a box of Vicmap books

Brigades in the north-east are being encouraged to make sure their spatial vision maps are correct and fit for CFA use before the books are printed in November 2016.

 9.58 AM 3 February, 2016

Volunteers looking after their own

Sal remembers the first stages of the Kilmore-Mickleham fire well. Told to plan for about 50 to 100 meals, instinct and experience told her to expect more. That night they fed 800 people.

 2.31 PM 14 December, 2015

Work smarter not harder: Mitchell Group exercise

A training day for the Mitchell Shire group of CFA brigades yesterday (Sunday 22 November) gave more than 75 firefighters from 10 brigades the chance to practise vital skills ahead of what promises to be a challenging summer. 

 4.51 PM 23 November, 2015

Cave rescue near Buxton

While much of the state is preparing for the bushfire season, technical rescue brigades continue their year-round work rescuing people from difficult-to-access locations.

 2.30 PM 23 November, 2015