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Eyes in the sky

Hume Region Air Observers Ian Lyons and Ray Grant took to the sky yesterday in Fire Spotter 239 (a GA8 Airvan) to conduct fire detection flights across North East Victoria.

 4.23 PM 21 December, 2013

Board Member in action

On a hot summer night, wearing a gas suit is a tough job.

 1.07 PM 19 December, 2013

Caro promotes safety at Bunnings

Caroline Springs brigade aimed to hold its biggest event yet, with a Fire Awareness Day at Bunnings Caroline Springs in late November.

 8.45 PM 18 December, 2013

Grassfires keep fireys busy

CFA crews had a busy afternoon battling two grassfires in the state’s north-east.

 5.21 PM 11 December, 2013

Samaria truck shines

At the recent Swanpool Show & Shine, Samaria Rural Fire Brigade members entered their Hino tanker in the Commercial Vehicle section.

 11.25 AM 8 December, 2013

Leadership lessons with the Chief

I was fortunate to be one of 20 volunteers who travelled from around Victoria to attend the first residential session of the Chief Officer’s Leadership Development program. Here is my take on the weekend and what I personally took out of it.

 5.11 PM 2 December, 2013

Moyhu Group sharp and ready to go

The Moyhu Group is ready for another fire season after its annual group exercise on the weekend of 23-24 November. Story courtesy of the Wangaratta Chronicle.

 9.23 AM 2 December, 2013

World first CFA/CSIRO research

Wangaratta residents may see smoke in their area over the next few weeks as CFA and CSIRO undertake new cutting-edge research.

 3.30 PM 27 November, 2013

Scientific smoke in Wangaratta

Wangaratta is hosting a world leading experimental burn assisted by unmanned air vehicles, infrared gear, tankers from the local Erica and Wangaratta groups as well as representatives from NSW RFS.

 4.43 PM 25 November, 2013

Bochara awards members for service

At the opening of the new community facility held at Bochara on Sunday 20 October, the brigade took the opportunity to present service awards for their members.

 12.30 PM 24 October, 2013

Chief Officer goes bush

Recently Chief Officer Euan Ferguson crammed a full day of activities around Wangaratta in Hume region.

 1.57 PM 10 October, 2013

Goorambat house fire

CFA is at the scene of a house fire at Goorambat, 18 kilometres north of Benalla.

 2.25 PM 17 September, 2013

Samaria's 60 years of service

The Samaria Rural Fire Brigade was formally registered by the CFA on 14 September 1953.

 3.50 PM 15 September, 2013

Lima East multi-agency rescue

A teenage girl taking part in a school adventure camp slipped into a crevice while rock climbing and became wedged, sparking a multi-agency rescue in Lima East.

 1.46 PM 13 September, 2013

Snow tests crews at Buller

Mt Buller, Merrijig and Mansfield brigades participated in one of the first ever inter-agency training exercises in snow conditions, tackling a scenario based on the rescue of an injured worker and his family across the top storeys of a building.

 1.54 PM 30 August, 2013

Tracy plates up safety tips

Award-winning chef Michael Ryan (The Provenance) has backed this year's home fire safety campaign, getting together with Beechworth brigade member Tracy McVea to advocate for safer habits in the kitchen.

 3.51 PM 29 August, 2013

Wang mechanical workshop destroyed

CFA crews using breathing apparatus have fought hard to stop a significant fire at an automotive workshop at Wangaratta spreading to adjoining businesses.

 5.46 PM 26 August, 2013

CFA busy with early morning fires

CFA crews were kept busy this morning attending two houses fires and a blaze which significantly damaged a cafe near Wangaratta.

 9.21 AM 11 July, 2013

Oxley Flats' multiple celebration

The Oxley Flats Fire Brigade celebrated its 60th birthday in style with the opening of a renovated fire station and the handover of a new medium tanker.

 2.55 PM 27 June, 2013

Couple escape Everton house fire

An Everton house was destroyed by fire on Saturday morning (25 May).

 1.39 PM 26 May, 2013