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Lighting the Path traditional burning workshop

Two lucky CFA members headed up to Orange, NSW on 29 September 2014 for a unique two-day traditional burning workshop.

 11.27 AM 3 November, 2014

Students at VEMTC - Wangaratta

On a cloudy day in October, 68 young student fire fighters boarded buses and made the trip to Wangaratta in anticipation of attending the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) to undertake hot fire training on the PAD (Practical Area Drills).

 2.39 PM 30 October, 2014

Buller project a winner

A joint-agency project which aims to make it easier for emergency services to locate 000 callers on Mt Buller has been named a Victorian finalist in this year's Resilient Australia Awards.

 3.04 PM 6 October, 2014

Make Tankers 10

Make Tankers 10, a history of the Wangaratta Fire Brigades, is a book being compiled by a small committee of CFA members, which will reflect on the history of the Wangaratta Group's formation and major events.

 2.50 PM 8 September, 2014

Lawrence Building, Wangaratta, officially opened

The Lawrence Building, Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Wangaratta was officially opened on 6 September 2014. The event was a celebration of 30 years of CFA service to brigades and the wider local community.

 9.10 AM 8 September, 2014

Volunteer training hots up in north-east

Emergency services volunteers from around Victoria’s north-east have better access to vital practical training thanks to an $825,000 upgrade of the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) – Wangaratta Campus.

 12.28 PM 5 September, 2014

Chimney fire at Mt Buller hotel

More than 80 people were evacuated from a hotel on Mt Buller overnight after a fire broke out in the building's chimney.

 8.59 AM 8 August, 2014

King of the snow kids

CFA Operations Officer Paul Horton got out amongst the kids this morning as part of a live weather cross by Channel 7's  Sunrise program.

 12.16 PM 5 August, 2014

Mt Buller 000 ready

A new addressing system on Mt Buller is equipping emergency 000 callers to better explain their location and make it easier for emergency services to identify their location.

 8.57 AM 28 July, 2014

Trevor’s 40-year career

Wangaratta Brigade’s Chairman of 40 years recently stood down – but Trevor Poulter’s selfless contribution to his beloved Brigade will not be forgotten anytime soon.

 3.02 PM 17 July, 2014

Alpine Resorts Vehicle Trial Update

Over the next 24 months CFA will be developing a trial to test and evaluate the building and implementation of a concept 'Alpine First Attack Vehicle'.

 6.13 PM 1 July, 2014

New career firefighters start today

CFA’s 21 new career firefighters have arrived on station today, joining the ranks of more than 685 already protecting lives and property at fire stations across Victoria and supporting CFA’s 55,000 volunteers.

 2.48 PM 10 June, 2014

A Peer Apart

Violet Town’s Karen Dunn isn’t your typical image of a firefighter: modest, unassuming, mother, teacher, new grandmother.

 9.41 AM 5 March, 2014

Spontaneous Combustion

A grass fire caused by the spontaneous combustion of a compost bin was rapidly brought under control by Eldorado brigade at the weekend.

 4.50 PM 23 December, 2013

Stay clear of Terrible Hollow - Mt Buggery

Visitors thinking of travelling to the Alpine National Park are reminded that the Terrible Hollow-Mt Buggery fire is in the area of the northern Wonnangatta Valley and they should stay clear of this area.

 12.20 PM 22 December, 2013

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.

 3.23 PM 21 December, 2013

Board Member in action

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

 12.07 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.

 7.45 PM 18 December, 2013

Grassfires keep fireys busy

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

 4.21 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.

 10.25 AM 8 December, 2013