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District 23 News

Latest news from District 23

CFA District 23 Operations Manager Stewart Kreltszheim has uploaded his monthly video report for CFA members. 

 1.07 PM 17 May, 2013

Free to fly

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.

 9.12 AM 16 May, 2013

Tolmie volunteers honoured

Chief Officer Euan Ferguson presented his Commendation for Courage Award to Tolmie and District brigade members Trevor Mahon and John Johnson in a special ceremony at the fire station in mid May.Story by David Mims

 3.43 PM 15 May, 2013

Caravan park fire Lima South

A quick thinking CFA volunteer and caravan park owner, reported a fire within one caravan at his park on Sunday afternoon (5 May) at almost 5pm.

 9.16 PM 5 May, 2013

Beechworth burn gets underway

A fuel reduction burn was conducted at Beechworth on Sunday, 21 April involving more than 50 CFA members of brigades from the Bogong Group.

 2.36 PM 23 April, 2013

Toolamba welcomes new station

About 70 people turned out for the weekend opening ceremony of the new Toolamba Fire Station

 10.55 AM 8 April, 2013

Fishing invite for northeast men

A weekend invitation is extended to any men who would like a break from bushfire recovery.

 2.40 PM 5 April, 2013

Moores' 50-year boost to Myrtleford

Vicky and Allan Moore have been part of the Myrtleford CFA brigade longer than most people would remember, serving for more than 50 years in various capacities.

 11.45 AM 22 March, 2013

Staging Area Manager Wally Prior

“I don’t have problems – only solutions.” Now, that’s what you want to hear from a staging area manager at the end of a 12 hour shift.

 2.37 PM 18 March, 2013

District 24 running team demo

10 Brigades from across District 22, 23, and 24 gathered at the Trinity College oval in Baranduda for the first Running Team Demo.

 4.37 PM 3 March, 2013

Gippsland fire update 20 Feb

An update on the fire situation in Gippsland as of Wednesday, 20 February.

 1.17 PM 20 February, 2013

Echuca Demo 17-2-13

18 Brigades travelled to a hot & humid Echuca to compete in a Greater Midlands Championships

 6.05 PM 18 February, 2013

Harrietville fire smoke warning

Active fires and back burning at Harrietville have prompted a smoke warning to communities in the Ovens and Kiewa valleys.

 5.03 PM 11 February, 2013

Fire Ban declared in 3 districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Saturday, 9th February in the North Central, North East and Northern Country weather districts.

 4.13 PM 8 February, 2013

Sth Aurora train crash, 44 yrs ago

Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the Southern Aurora train crash in the Violet Town brigade area.

 10.59 AM 8 February, 2013

Update on Harrietville fire #1

Crews are continuing to work to bring a fire burning at Harrietville under control.

 6.41 AM 23 January, 2013

Fires in far east Gippsland, Orbost

About 12 small fires were started by lightning in far east Gippsland last night. 

 9.39 AM 22 January, 2013

Warning following four boat fires

With more hot weather on the way, CFA is reminding boating enthusiasts in the northern country to follow some basic safety tips, following several boat fires on Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon.

 4.20 PM 8 January, 2013

D24 crews deploy over NSW border

Two large weekend fires in New South Wales near the Murray led to the deployment of two CFA strike teams.

 2.06 PM 7 January, 2013

Fire restrictions in Hume

CFA has declared the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will commence from 1.00am on 3 December for the following municipalities.

 3.06 PM 30 November, 2012