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District 12 News

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

Century-old hall lost in Upper Plenty

A community hall known as ‘The Shack’ in Upper Plenty has been lost to fire early this morning.

 9.13 AM 22 October, 2015

Happy 70th Birthday Flowerdale Fire Brigade

Flowerdale Fire Brigade celebrated its 70th anniversary with a community gathering and the presentation of 15 service awards. A large crowd of invited dignitaries, guests and community members joined Flowerdale Fire Brigade members on 19 September to celebrate the brigade's 70th anniversary.

 2.32 PM 30 September, 2015

Acheron open day success

In glorious weather, over 60 people admired the new tanker and station, and came to talk about planning for the forthcoming fire season at Acheron Rural Fire Brigade’s open day on Sunday 20 September. Story by Andy Lloyd.

 10.52 AM 23 September, 2015

Koori Cultural awareness for District 13 & 12

On Saturday 29 August, over 20 staff and volunteers from across Districts 12 and 13 attended a Koori Cultural awareness session at Badger Creek Fire Station.

 2.50 PM 31 August, 2015

Historic Yea pub badly damaged by fire

The Country Club Hotel in Yea has been gutted by fire early this morning (31 August). 

 9.22 AM 31 August, 2015

Faces of CFA: Tyson Poole, Bonnie Doon

What is your involvement with CFA? I did Minimum Skills at the end of 2013 and at the moment I’m a firefighter.

 2.29 PM 24 August, 2015

Deaf member comes in loud and clear

While Peter Busch was born deaf, this experienced Glenaladale firefighter knows that a roaring bushfire leaves everyone on the fireground hard of hearing and gesturing wildly to get their messages across.

 2.26 PM 24 August, 2015

Increasing resilience in Mudgegonga

After eight years, Andrew Cross has moved from being Mudgegonga captain to Ovens Valley group officer.

 2.15 PM 24 August, 2015

Advancing Orbost youth

While Newmerella brigade’s Graham Wilson has recently stepped down from fire equipment maintenance and the Orbost Group secretary and treasurer roles, he’s not giving up teaching Advance, previously known as Youth Crew, at Orbost Secondary College.

 2.12 PM 24 August, 2015

Creating Fire Safe kids in Broadford

Broadford Primary School is the first in the Mitchell Shire to become officially recognised as a Fire Safe Kids school.

 10.32 AM 10 July, 2015

Cornishtown shed fire

Chiltern Fire Brigade responded to a shed fire at Cornishtown on Saturday 6 June within Chiltern brigade assignment area 2. 

 10.22 AM 30 June, 2015

Championing Women in Brigades Workshop

Thirty-two members from District 24 made their way to the Beechworth Fire Station on 21 June to participate in the Championing Women in Brigades workshop, facilitated by the Regional Development Company based in Wangaratta.

 12.34 PM 26 June, 2015

RPL off and racing at North East conference

Nagambie, well known as the home of Melbourne Cup winning racehorse Black Caviar was the venue for the North East (NE) Region Community Safety Conference on 23 and 24 May 2015.

 2.31 PM 25 June, 2015

Fun time story time

On Friday morning June 19, Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade in conjunction with the Ferntree Gully Regional Library, held their fourth Fun Story Time at the Ferntree Gully Fire Station.

 9.04 AM 23 June, 2015

Numurkah's Kevin a long-time volunteer

Nothing is more harrowing for long-time volunteer firefighter Kevin Lucas than having to run through a burning building to save a life.

 11.20 AM 19 June, 2015

Fire at fire station

Firefighters from Clonbinane were woken by their pagers to discover they were being called to a fire at their own fire station.

 12.52 PM 17 June, 2015