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District 23 News

Increasing resilience in Mudgegonga

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

 1.15 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.

 12.02 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. 

 3.05 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.

 5.01 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.

 4.16 PM 10 July, 2015

Alpine vehicle a light touch on snow

A prototype alpine vehicle has made the most of a fresh blanket of snow at Mt Buller to complete a final successful test run on the ski slopes.

 3.25 PM 9 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.

 10.34 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. 

 9.22 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.

 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

Numurkah's Kevin a long-time volunteer

Nothing is more harrowing for long-time volunteer firefighter Kevin Lucas than having to run through a burning building to save a life.

 10.20 AM 19 June, 2015

Woolworths raises funds for brigades

CFA brigades in Victoria’s North will receive new cooling equipment, communications gear, portable lighting systems and other items courtesy of fundraising by Woolworths.

 3.47 PM 12 June, 2015

Spate of house fires hits North East

Victoria’s recent cold snap has brought with it several house fires across the North East, with at least seven serious fires recorded in the past week in Wodonga, Wangaratta, Mansfield, Rutherglen and Merrigum.

 1.41 PM 5 June, 2015

Neighbours' efforts praised

A group of Wangaratta residents who sprang to a neighbour’s aid when her home caught fire has been praised by CFA. 

 12.26 PM 3 June, 2015

Chesney Vale celebrates 285 years of Service

Story by Chesney Vale Captain - Laury Soyer. The volunteer services, of many of the members of the Chesney Vale Fire Brigade, were recognized at a dinner held at the Mokoan Yacht Club Wednesday 22nd April.

 3.16 PM 13 May, 2015

Hidden dangers of shed fires

On Thursday 9 April 2015, firefighters responded to a reported hay stack fire at a rural property in Oxley (near Wangaratta) just before 11.00am.

 2.12 PM 15 April, 2015

Longwood thank-you event attracts big crowd

About 450 people attended a special barbecue at the Longwood Community Centre on Sunday 29 March, to thank firefighters and landholders affected by the devastating 5500 hectare bushfire at Creightons Creek late last year.

 3.14 PM 2 April, 2015

Truck fire on Hume Freeway

UPDATE @ 4.40pm, 16 March: The incident was declared safe just before 4.30pm. One CFA truck remains on scene.   A truck carrying furniture caught fire on the Hume freeway at Benalla this afternoon (16 March).

 3.20 PM 16 March, 2015

Steph follows in Dad’s footsteps

Stephanie Horton has been around CFA all her life, thanks to father Paul Horton who has served with CFA in various roles across the state.

 9.22 AM 5 March, 2015