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District 13 News

Vital Service: Sirima

20 years after starting with CFA as an auxiliary member with the Wattle Glen brigade, Sirima, is well underway with her Minimum Skills training.

 9.38 AM 7 March, 2014

What a load of rubbish!

Just after 4:20pm on Tuesday 4 February a fire began in the Knox Transfer Station in George St Wantirna South.

 12.45 PM 6 February, 2014

Kangaroo Ground Community Meetings

Two Community Information meetings will be held for residents in the Kangaroo Ground, North Warrandyte, Warrandyte, Panton Hill and Christmas Hill areas.

 3.27 PM 16 January, 2014

Commissioner video update 30/12/13

We’ve come through Christmas and enjoyed a very nice Christmas period. Fire’s still one of those key issues, though, we need to consider.

 1.28 PM 30 December, 2013

CFA & Hawthorn FC join forces

District 13's Upper Ferntree Gully brigade and Parks Victoria have formed a partnership with Hawthorn Football Club to help push the summer fire safety message in high-risk fire areas.

 9.25 AM 30 December, 2013

Community warnings workshops

Over the past month Brigades in the Knox region have been participating in an innovative community warnings workshop.

 1.51 PM 16 December, 2013

Scoresby hosts special event

Fire recently destroyed the Knox Childcare and Kindergarten resulting in the children missing out on their Teddy Bears Picnic.

 4.22 PM 7 December, 2013

Macclesfield Christmas Display 2013

Every December, a small house in the town of Macclesfield comes to life with the spirit of Christmas.

 9.48 AM 4 December, 2013

Ops Manager’s Black Saturday VIDEO

Earlier this year I had the privilege of being part of a workshop dreamed up by the Manager of Volunteerism Kate Harrap to capture some of the many CFA stories we hear and talk about.

 10.00 AM 3 December, 2013

Ferntree Gully CFA opens its doors

Local residents and visitors alike will be able to discover what’s special about Ferntree Gully this Saturday (30 November), when the town hosts its third annual Village Discovery Day.CFA is getting involved in the discovery day as part of CFA Sunday – an open day held to link communities with their local brigades and share important fire safety information ahead of summer.

 1.22 PM 28 November, 2013

Second Ash Wednesday VIDEO

I was very happy to be chosen to go to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) for a digital storytelling workshop earlier this year.

 10.42 AM 28 November, 2013

Super Scoresby Sunday

Scoresby brigade members were on board early to set up so they could open the doors to their local community for CFA Sunday.

 9.23 AM 25 November, 2013

Macclesfield Ash Wednesday VIDEO

My name is Kenneth Hall and I am a member of Macclesfield Fire Brigade.

 4.21 PM 21 November, 2013

Burmese Community Day in the Park

A multi agency effort to conduct a “Day in the Park for the Burmese Community”

 10.53 AM 20 November, 2013

Scoresby brigade to the rescue

CFA’s Scoresby firefighters have turned some children’s tears into smiles with a simple act of kindness after a tragic fire.

 10.13 AM 19 November, 2013

Bayswater conquer charity climb

On Sunday 17 November Bayswater brigade participated in the Emergency Services Challenge to climb the Eureka Tower.

 9.26 AM 19 November, 2013

Reefton members honoured

The mountain hamlet of Reefton has celebrated 30 years of the local brigade protecting lives and property at celebration recently.

 3.32 PM 13 November, 2013

Childcare centre destroyed by fire

A Wantirna South childcare centre was destroyed by fire last night.

 8.49 AM 13 November, 2013

Multicultural conference in QLD

Three CFA volunteers from District 8, 14 and 13 attended the biannual Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia (FECCA) conference in the Gold Coast on 7 and 8 November 2013.

 12.24 PM 11 November, 2013

Lilydale Awards

Lilydale Fire Brigade held their annual dinner last Saturday evening (9th November) at the Chirnside Park Country Club, joined by guests Operations Officer Ian Cross, D13 VFBV President Bill Watson, Group Officer Ken Reed and neighbouring brigade senior officers.

 10.07 AM 11 November, 2013