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District 13 News

Safety first in Warrandyte

CFA’s ‘Your Guide to Survival’ booklet contains essential information for Victorians and tourists about the summer fire risk. It is now available at the Warrandyte Bendigo Bank branch. 

 12.32 PM 23 February, 2016

Bright future with new recruits

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

 9.38 AM 17 February, 2016

Community supports bushfire safety meetings

Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade ran a bushfire community meeting at Koolunga Native Reserve on Sunday morning January 17.

 9.01 AM 18 January, 2016

House fire at Menzies Creek

CFA crews responded to a house fire this morning at Menzies Creek, west of Emerald in Melbourne’s east, arriving on scene shortly after 6am.

 10.06 AM 16 January, 2016

BBQ gas bottle blamed for Chirnside Park fire

A leaking gas bottle is being blamed on a fire which has caused significant damage to an apartment block at Chirnside Park overnight.

 11.01 AM 9 January, 2016

Fireys free man trapped by mower

Firefighters have helped free a man after he became trapped by a ride-on lawn mower in Healesville this morning.

 8.19 AM 7 January, 2016

Millgrove fire refuge opens for summer

The Millgrove community fire refuge has been officially opened and is available for use this summer.

 12.21 PM 14 December, 2015

Woori Yallock ICC Weather Station Network

Methven Real Estate in Mount Evelyn are the first to get involved with a new weather station project for the Woori Yallock Incident Control Centre.

 10.41 AM 14 December, 2015

Bendigo Bank steps up again

Once again the Woori Yallock & District Community Bank has got on board and given funding to Hoddles Creek Fire Brigade. 

 9.35 AM 14 December, 2015

Santa brings a town together

During my recent trip to Cooktown, I was surprised to see the vast array of local people and the differing cultures that reside in such a small town, but also work and play side by side.

 3.28 PM 12 December, 2015

Tobey and the big red trucks

When Paul Mitchell captured the precious moment his five-year-old son saw a strike team heading to South Australia, we just had to share it on our Facebook page.

 2.02 PM 2 December, 2015

Strike Team 1314 helps families in South Australia

While the main fire in South Australia was contained fairly quickly after CFA crews arrived, CFA members worked hard attending burning hay sheds, piles of smoldering chook poo (used to fertilise wheat fields), smoldering stumps and a few small outbreaks.

 10.07 AM 1 December, 2015

Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 1.27 PM 26 November, 2015

Hybrid big fill-light tanker for Narre Warren East

Narre Warren East Fire Brigade has commissioned a brand new big fill/light tanker hybrid appliance, the first of its type in the CFA fleet.

 1.47 PM 11 November, 2015

A busy night for fireys on Halloween

CFA firefighters demonstrated their many skills with a range of different incidents across the state overnight.

 8.41 AM 1 November, 2015

Fire at Monbulk

UPDATE: A fire that burnt approximately four acres at Monbulk late this afternoon is now safe.

 3.25 PM 28 October, 2015

Olinda brigade hosts session on bunkers

On Wednesday 21 October, Justin Leonard, lead researcher of CSIRO’s Bushfire Urban Design team, presented a session to Olinda residents on private bushfire bunkers/shelters.

 12.04 PM 26 October, 2015

Wesburn house destroyed

A Wesburn house, shed and four cars have been destroyed by fire early this morning.

 9.19 AM 15 October, 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.

 1.50 PM 31 August, 2015

Teenagers found after all night search

Exhausted CFA volunteers were resting up Sunday after an all-night search found three missing teenagers in the Yarra Ranges National Park.

 12.49 PM 30 August, 2015