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District 23 News

Find out what firefighting is all about

CFA is running four information sessions across Victoria for people who are considering a CFA firefighting career, to learn more about this diverse role.  

 10.33 AM 15 March, 2017

Kevin Atteridge – Outstanding Service Medal

Kevin Atteridge is an energetic, passionate man, heavily involved in his local community.

 9.47 AM 29 December, 2016

Wangaratta's Mr Smoke Alarm & the 10-year switch

When the Wangaratta Fire Brigade received a 4.30am callout to a faulty smoke alarm going off, it would have been easy enough to turn off the alarm leave the elderly resident to deal with the task of replacing it.  

 10.23 AM 12 September, 2016

‘We need YOU’: BA project trials in Wangaratta

CFA is calling on volunteers in the north of the state and beyond to take part in trialling breathing apparatus sets to be potentially used across the emergency services sector into the future.

 2.36 PM 26 August, 2016

Dodging snow – all for a good cause

For most firefighters, dodging falling snow is not part of a day’s work.

 11.37 AM 29 July, 2016

2016 Shelley Burn Camp success

A total of 52 volunteers, career staff from Districts 12, 22, 23 and 24, and HVP employees from Northern Victoria and New Zealand attended this year’s Shelley Burn held over five days from 9 to 13 April.

 12.22 PM 26 April, 2016

Another haystack fire

Last Wednesday 25 November at 5.22am, Thoona and Boweya brigades were called to their second haystack fire in a week.

 7.48 PM 30 November, 2015

District 23 White Ribbon support

District 23 members have taken a very proactive approach to supporting the White Ribbon campaign. Staff and volunteers threw their support behind the campaign in a stance to prevent men’s violence against women.   

 4.35 PM 25 November, 2015

Fireys contain Benalla house fire

CFA firefighters have helped to contain the spread of fire in a house at Benalla this afternoon.

 2.27 PM 6 November, 2015

B-CSC inductions continue in north-east

Thirty-five brigade members have received ‘Brigade – Community Safety Coordinator’ inductions following a series of workshops across CFA’s District 23 in September and October.

 2.34 PM 14 October, 2015

Wangaratta FB 2015 service awards

Wangaratta 2015 award recipients.

 3.48 PM 11 September, 2015

Faces of CFA: Tyson Poole, Bonnie Doon

What is your involvement with CFA? I did Minimum Skills at the end of 2013 and at the moment I’m a firefighter.

 2.29 PM 24 August, 2015

Increasing resilience in Mudgegonga

After eight years, Andrew Cross has moved from being Mudgegonga captain to Ovens Valley group officer.

 2.15 PM 24 August, 2015

Sooty’s 200km fundraising walk for Charlie

If there's one thing CFA members excel in other than fighting fires, it’s helping each other in times of need. And at the moment, members in District 23 are rallying around one of their own.

 1.02 PM 14 August, 2015

District 23 team building

As CFA is all about its people, District 23 staff participated in a team building exercise at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Wangaratta Campus on Friday 17 July. 

 4.05 PM 24 July, 2015

Charlie's big battle

The Ciavarella family is well known in District 23 through the service Tony and Merryn have given to the local area.  However, their lives have been rocked since their son Charlie was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

 6.01 PM 10 July, 2015

Is Leo the cat man's best friend?

A unit fire in Wangaratta on Wednesday 8 July saw a rescue of a different kind. Two cats were rescued by passers-by but one more was found in the unit by firefighters.

 5.16 PM 10 July, 2015

Rope rescue specialists save 12-year-old girl

CFA’s North East Region's Technical Rescue Brigade and Mt Beauty Brigade Rescue responded to a call from Ambulance personnel to extract a 12-year-old girl (Heidi) who had fallen 10 metres into the Gorge at Beechworth and sustained a severe neck injury.

 11.34 AM 6 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. 

 10.22 AM 30 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.

 12.34 PM 26 June, 2015