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District 13 News

Knox Group turns 50

On Sunday 26 July, past and present members of Knox Group of brigades celebrated the 50th anniversary of the formation of the group.

 2.18 PM 13 August, 2015

Kilsyth South garage fire

CFA are attending a garage fire in Kilsyth South which started shortly after 12.30pm.

 1.06 PM 30 July, 2015

Trapped man rescued at Yering

CFA crews have been praised for their efforts in rescuing a man who fell down a two metre concrete pit in Yering today (23 July).

 3.22 PM 23 July, 2015

A new fire brigade for District 13

Chirnside Park Fire Brigade officially came online on Wednesday 1 July 2015.

 3.46 PM 2 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. 

 9.22 AM 30 June, 2015

Brigades helping brigades

What’s the Rural Metro Brigade Partnership?

 4.43 PM 29 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.

 11.34 AM 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.

 1.31 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.

 8.04 AM 23 June, 2015

Warburton streets shine in celebration

Upper Yarra residents came out in force at the end of last month to pay tribute as part of Warburton Fire Brigade’s 100th birthday, taking up lanterns and hitting the streets on Saturday night.

 3.28 PM 22 June, 2015

Station sod turn marks new era for Warrandyte Sth

With the moving of a frontend loader’s bucketful of dirt, a new chapter in the 58-year history of the South Warrandyte Fire Brigade was written.

 1.41 PM 18 June, 2015

Brigades receive grant for fuel reduction

Two brigades in the Dandenong Ranges have been successful in securing funding for fuel reduction and weed management.

 1.55 PM 15 June, 2015

A brigade as a small business

When Diana Ferguson was elected Bayswater captain four years ago she became the first female captain of an urban brigade.

 10.46 AM 15 June, 2015

Innovative art raises funds for Warburton

Around $2,500 from sold artworks will bolster the Warburton Fire Brigade, after decommissioned helmets were made into art and auctioned on 2 June at Coombe’s Melba Estate.

 9.37 AM 11 June, 2015

Silvan exercise a success

Brigades from Silvan, Monbulk, Mt Evelyn, Lilydale, Belgrave, Montrose, Kalorama and Ranges Group took part in a major multi-agency exercise on Sunday 24 May at the Silvan Water Treatment Plant, in the Dandenong Ranges.  

 1.54 PM 29 May, 2015

Digital storytelling – women in leadership roles

As the first ever female Captain of an urban CFA fire brigade, Diana Ferguson is a champion of women in leadership roles in emergency services.

 12.36 PM 26 May, 2015

Plans on show for new Sth Warrandyte station

CFA is inviting the local community to drop by the Park Orchards Farmers Market to look over the building plans and also have the opportunity to talk with firefighters.

 10.46 AM 22 May, 2015

Emergency response drill at Silvan Water Plant

Melbourne Water will conduct an emergency response exercise to test the incident procedures at the Silvan Water Treatment Plant on Stoneyford Road, Silvan on 24 May 2015. 

 4.02 PM 15 May, 2015

National Volunteer Week in District 13

As part of National Volunteer Week, CFA District 13 engaged a professional writer to showcase the incredible diversity of our Volunteers.

 10.55 PM 14 May, 2015

CFA saves Silvan nursery

CFA crews have saved part of a large nursery complex in Silvan from being destroyed by fire last night.

 3.22 PM 8 May, 2015