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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.

 4.16 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.

 3.12 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.

 4.14 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).

 4.20 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.

 10.22 AM 5 March, 2015

Sue paves the way

In the mid-90s Sue Sheldrick became an accidental trail blazer for CFA women when she was elected as the first female captain of a CFA brigade.

 10.16 AM 5 March, 2015

Rewarding work for Mary Anne

When Mary Anne Egan moved to the country to marry husband John 17 years ago, she thought joining the local CFA would be a good way to make friends and meet other like-minded people in the community.

 3.56 PM 4 March, 2015

Brigade thrives under Emma’s captaincy

“It doesn’t matter what colour helmet you’re wearing, we all work as a team” – that’s Emma Brennan’s ethos, and one she has implemented so successfully since stepping into the captain's role of Laceby West Fire Brigade last September.

 3.43 PM 4 March, 2015

Control line damage restored for landowners

Following major fires across the north-east, CFA approached landholders on more than 150 properties with land or fences damaged by fire suppression measures at major fires during the 2014-15 fire season.

 11.15 AM 26 February, 2015

30 years service to CFA

Operations Officer Trevor Logan celebrated 30 years of service to CFA today in a fun and informal way with his colleagues at District 22.

 4.51 PM 18 February, 2015

Weather stations deliver fireground intel

It's been ten years since Everton member Ian Murray took on the job of manning the Wangaratta North portable weather station - one of five such stations strategically placed around the state which can be deployed to locations near 'going' fires to deliver accurate weather readings.

 11.57 AM 17 February, 2015

Thumbs up for alpine vehicle at Ancona

A new alpine vehicle being trialled by CFA has had its first run at a large incident during the Ancona bushfire.

 7.33 PM 12 February, 2015

Rescue on Mt Buffalo

The Mt Beauty CFA Rope Rescue Team was recently called to assist the SES at Cathedral Rock at Mt Buffalo.

 11.42 AM 4 February, 2015

Mansfield Volunteer - Australia Day Honours

Story by David Mims (Mansfield). Long serving Mansfield Fire Brigade volunteer Neville Mathieson was honoured this Australia Day in Mansfield, being awarded the Mansfield Shire Council’s Australia Day Senior Citizen of the Year.

 10.16 AM 3 February, 2015

Leaders talk Creightons Creek fire

By the time the pager message came in for this incident mid-afternoon on Tuesday 16 December, Group Officer Graeme Seach of Euroa Group was already worried.

 2.35 PM 22 January, 2015

Total Fire Ban for North East district

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Monday, 29 December 2014 for the North East fire weather district.

 4.05 PM 28 December, 2014

Fires at home, itchy feet for recruit

“It felt pretty ordinary being here learning how to be a firefighter when your joint was on fire,” said newly qualified career firefighter recruit Ben Todd, 26, who started his first posting today at Geelong City Fire Brigade after graduating last Friday.

 5.36 PM 23 December, 2014

From the Wodonga West fireground: GALLERY

Wodonga had “dodged a massive bullet” with firefighters defeating a blaze that had been burning out of control west of the city since Monday 15 December.

 11.33 AM 23 December, 2014

Creightons Creek fire update

Crews remain at the Creightons Creek fire today monitoring the situation and working to contain hot spots, with the focus yesterday (Saturday) on burning out a section of bush in the Mount Ceceila area to consolidate a control line. New aerial photos meanwhile show areas near Ruffy that were impacted by fire.  

 1.52 PM 20 December, 2014

Fire Updates: Lake Rowan & Stewarton

The Lake Rowan fire has burned 5,639 hectares of private grassland and sections of the Warby-Ovens National Park. 

 7.56 AM 18 December, 2014