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District 13 News

Volunteers to trial new rostering system

CFA volunteers in the Maroondah and Yarra Valley Groups will trial CFA’s new online rostering system this fire season.

 9.37 AM 24 November, 2014

Out and about with ACO Cook

In early November, Garry Cook, Assistant Chief Officer North East Region, took a trip in District 13 to discuss two new fire stations with local brigade members.

 11.52 AM 19 November, 2014

Emerald’s diary takes off

The Emerald Fire Brigade Fundraising Committee has successfully launched its 2015 fundraising and community safety diary. 

 1.13 PM 13 November, 2014

Les Sharp's 55 years at Wandin

On Saturday 4 October, Wandin Fire Brigade held their Annual Dinner at Wild Cattle Creek Winery Restaurant to present awards and have a great time.

 9.26 AM 29 October, 2014

Historic pub goes up in flames

More than 50 CFA firefighters from nine brigades battled a blaze at the Woori Yallock pub in the Yarra Ranges in the early hours of Saturday morning.

 10.45 AM 27 October, 2014

Storytime at Ferntree Gully

Last Friday 17 October, Ferntree Gully brigade in conjunction with the local library, ran its second Library Fun Storytime.

 8.56 AM 20 October, 2014

Register for Knox Group torchlight parade

On 28 Feburary 2015, the Knox Fire Brigades Group will be conducting a CFA fire brigade torchlight parade.

 9.25 AM 17 October, 2014

District 13’s newest fire truck

‘Little Pat’ the fire truck is just one of District 13’s community education resources used to attract children and in turn allow CFA members to engage their parents at community events.

 12.06 PM 26 September, 2014

CFA attending Knoxfield hazmat

Four people have been treated by ambulance and taken to hospital following a hazardous materials incident in Knoxfield today.

 2.30 PM 25 September, 2014

Fire destroys vacant Healesville house

A single storey weatherboard house at Healesville has been completely destroyed by a fire that started after 10.30pm last night (Monday 22 September).

 9.38 AM 23 September, 2014

Lilydale Fire Brigade Annual Dinner

Saturday September 5th was the evening chosen by Lilydale Fire Brigade for their annual dinner.

 11.39 AM 11 September, 2014

Bayswater brigade honours members' service

Bayswater Fire Brigade has honoured the contribution of members at its annual dinner and presentation night, held on 23 August 2014.

 3.34 PM 9 September, 2014

Kitchen fire at tavern

Nine people were evacuated from a tavern in Wantirna South overnight after a fire broke out in the kitchen area of the complex, Tuesday 9 September 2014.

 10.03 AM 9 September, 2014

Woman falls 30m down steep embankment

Firefighters helped rescue a woman who fell 30m down an embankment in Kalorama.

 11.17 AM 6 September, 2014

Man saved from cat-astrophe

A fast thinking feline is being praised for helping to save its owners life, after alerting the man to a house fire which destroyed his Wandin North home early this morning (01/09).

 4.37 PM 1 September, 2014

CFA steers youth on the road to safety

Young drivers received a dire warning from emergency services workers last week – drive safely or face life-changing – or ending – consequences.

 4.01 PM 22 August, 2014

Eastern Metro medal presentations

More than 90 National Emergency Medals were awarded to CFA members from the Eastern Metro region at a ceremony in Yarra Glen last night.

 2.58 PM 22 August, 2014

Cultural training in Islam

District 13 is promoting a fantastic opportunity for CFA members to participate in cultural awareness training in Understanding People from Islamic Backgrounds.

 1.35 PM 7 August, 2014

Plumber plunges in to save the day

A quick thinking plumber has averted a potential gas leak at a child care centre in Monbulk around midday today.

 2.25 PM 16 July, 2014

Winter’s Day at Skyhigh

This was the ninth year that Skyhigh Restaurant has put on a lovely three-course dinner and drinks as a thank you to the three volunteer brigades of the Ridgetop (District 13).

 11.48 AM 16 July, 2014