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Cool burning and rehab of Traditional Lands

CFA has been learning more about traditional burning practices and techniques used in traditional Aboriginal culture.

 10.52 AM 27 May, 2015

Digital storytelling – why we are part of CFA

Have you ever wondered why people become CFA volunteers? The latest instalment in CFA’s digital storytelling project gives an insight into why our volunteers join and are passionate about being part of CFA.

 9.32 AM 25 May, 2015

The Chief fights a fire in Trawool

Chief Officer Euan Ferguson and his wife Kristen travelled to Tallarook Fire Station, south of Seymour, to support an art fundraising event, but ended up fighting a fire in Trawool.

 12.53 PM 5 April, 2015

Longwood thank-you event attracts big crowd

About 450 people attended a special barbecue at the Longwood Community Centre on Sunday 29 March, to thank firefighters and landholders affected by the devastating 5500 hectare bushfire at Creightons Creek late last year.

 3.14 PM 2 April, 2015

Three injured in houseboat fire

Update at 1.30pm, 31 March: There were four adults and 10 children under the age of 10 on the houseboat. All the children received minor burns and were taken to hospital. The families were on a holiday on the houseboat. Another houseboat was badly damaged by fire and a ski boat was also destroyed. Another two houseboats received minor damage.  CFA and Victoria Police are investigating the cause but it's not believed to be suspicious.  

 11.13 AM 31 March, 2015

Smouldering wheat bag causes house fire

A smoke alarm has helped save the life of a Shepparton woman who woke to discover her house had filled with smoke and fire from an overheated wheat bag left smouldering in a rubbish bin overnight on Tuesday 17 March.The incident has prompted firefighters in the north-east to reiterate warnings about wheat bags, which can ignite after being heated in a microwave.

 10.20 AM 31 March, 2015

Tallarook brigade's Easter art fundraiser

In collaboration with local artists, Tallarook Fire Brigade, south of Seymour, is hosting an Easter art show from Thursday 2 April.

 1.44 PM 30 March, 2015

CFA teamwork delivers results for Eildon

With a little thought and cooperation between teams, North East Region has effectively used a single event to meet the needs of two significant programs.

 12.45 PM 3 March, 2015

Tallarook brigade’s Easter art fundraiser

In collaboration with local artists, Tallarook Fire Brigade, south of Seymour, is hosting an Easter art show from Thursday 2 April.

 8.31 AM 3 March, 2015

Hazardous incident on Hume Freeway

Emergency services were called to a car accident on the Hume Freeway between Clonbinane and Wandong at approximately 6.40am Thursday 26 February.

 4.50 PM 2 March, 2015

Flowerdale fire controlled

A small grassfire on Whittlesea-Yea Road in Flowerdale has been contained thanks to quick work by fire crews.

 4.37 PM 19 February, 2015

Crews put a quick stop to Willowmavin grass fire

Despite the mild conditions today, at 12.50pm CFA crews responded to a grass fire with a reported column of smoke coming from a bluegum plantation in Williowmavin, just north-west of Kilmore and north of Melbourne.

 3.31 PM 31 January, 2015

Les Ridd – OAM

Les Ridd, one of several CFA members to receive Australia Day honours, is the driving force behind an annual event which over nearly four decades has raised more than $200,000 for at least 20 different charities, organisations and emergency services.

 10.53 AM 23 January, 2015

Leaders talk Creightons Creek fire

By the time the pager message came in for this incident mid-afternoon on Tuesday 16 December, Group Officer Graeme Seach of Euroa Group was already worried.

 1.35 PM 22 January, 2015

From the Wodonga West fireground: GALLERY

Wodonga had “dodged a massive bullet” with firefighters defeating a blaze that had been burning out of control west of the city since Monday 15 December.

 10.33 AM 23 December, 2014

High angle rescue in Tallarook

CFA and MFB crews have been praised for their efforts during a difficult high-angle rescue in Tallarook, where crews rescued a woman who had fallen approximately 60 metres down a cliff.

 8.13 AM 25 November, 2014

Lighting the Path traditional burning workshop

Two lucky CFA members headed up to Orange, NSW on 29 September 2014 for a unique two-day traditional burning workshop.

 11.27 AM 3 November, 2014

Driver offloads container on fire near Mickleham

A fire that started in a 20ft shipping container on the back of a truck  is being attended by CFA crews, including 10 tankers and two pumpers, just north of Mickelham on the Hume Freeway.

 3.02 PM 29 September, 2014

Lawrence Building, Wangaratta, officially opened

The Lawrence Building, Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Wangaratta was officially opened on 6 September 2014. The event was a celebration of 30 years of CFA service to brigades and the wider local community.

 9.10 AM 8 September, 2014