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District 23 News

Liz a linchpin Warburton responder

Three and a half years ago, new Warburton resident Liz Rogers got in touch with her local brigade to get informed about local bushfire risk.

 5.42 PM 31 August, 2016

No reason to wine in Milawa

With a vineyard and its operations, a cellar door, restaurant and function centre, Brown Brothers Winery in the King Valley town of Milawa is a significant local employer only three minutes from Milawa Fire Station.

 3.57 PM 31 August, 2016

Brigades benefit from $200,000 water boost

Blocked hose nozzles, an unusable toilet and almost draining a town’s water supply are all in the past for some of the brigades benefitting from a generous donation by water tank manufacturer, Kingspan Water.

 3.00 PM 31 August, 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

Unattended cooking causes fire

CFA is warning residents to keep an eye on their cooking, after a barbecue caused serious damage to a home in Killawarra last month.

 11.14 AM 17 June, 2016

Funding secures regional training

Access to safe and effective training for CFA members has been secured for coming decades thanks to more than $20 million to upgrade six of CFA’s seven regional training grounds.

 11.32 AM 13 May, 2016

CFA raises alarm on dodgy smoke detector deals

CFA has called on residents to keep an eye out for rogue operators who are preying on the elderly, by talking them into exorbitant contracts for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

 2.05 PM 12 May, 2016

Suspicious fire destroys Benalla shed

A disused woolshed beside a motorcycle clubhouse has been destroyed by an overnight fire at Benalla.

 9.32 AM 6 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 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

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 2016

A family brigade

Nestled in a valley between Beechworth, Myrtleford and Wangaratta, the Bowmans Forest district may have no town centre, store, or school but the local community has a strong heart.

 3.21 PM 7 March, 2016

Bright future with new recruits

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

 10.38 AM 17 February, 2016

Win a box of Vicmap books

Brigades in the north-east are being encouraged to make sure their spatial vision maps are correct and fit for CFA use before the books are printed in November 2016.

 9.58 AM 3 February, 2016

Campervan fire, Hume Freeway Bowser

Images from the campervan fire on the Hume Freeway at Bowser. Images by Marc Bongers: South Wangaratta & Wangaratta brigades.

 9.08 AM 3 February, 2016

A busy day for north-east brigades

Sunday 20 December turned into a busy day for CFA brigades in the north-east.

 5.45 PM 22 December, 2015

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