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District 24 News

Community building in Benalla Group

“There are no boundaries for our brigades,” said Baddaginnie Captain Phil Rees of their close relationship with Goomalibee-Upotipotpon also in Benalla Group.

 8.57 AM 20 March, 2017

Farewell to CFA's oldest comms officer

Stan Brown joined Yalca & Yielima Fire Brigade in 1940 and was still active as the communications officer until his death last week at 102 years of age. 

 10.25 AM 17 March, 2017

D24’s Women’s Reference Group #BeBoldForChange

International Women’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to tell you a little about a group of women here in District 24 who are a great example of how to #BeBoldForChange ……

 10.54 AM 7 March, 2017

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’

The fire danger index was low and Bonegilla Captain Brian Church headed out with his friend Dick Osmand at 6am to fish on Lake Hume.

 2.19 PM 27 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

 1.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Woman rescued from Eurobin Falls

CFA crews worked with SES, Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria yesterday (26 January) to rescue a woman who had slipped down an embankment at Eurobin Falls, Mount Buffalo.

 11.35 AM 27 January, 2017

Paul, a CFA legend

The CFA culture has been deeply embedded in Paul King’s life from a young age and he has certainly come a long way since joining the Wodonga Fire Brigade in 1979 as a junior member.

 9.09 AM 26 January, 2017

Mates helping mates and value of first aid

District 24 Regional BASO David Box had the opportunity to meet one of the North East Victoria’s finest young people last month. 

 8.27 AM 18 January, 2017

Tangambalanga New Year's Day fire

 A grassfire was started by a truck being used to cart hay.

 11.33 PM 16 January, 2017

Yackandandah balances experience and youth

The January meeting of Yackandandah Fire Brigade saw one of its longest-serving members presented with a 50-year service medal by District 24 Operations Manager Paul King.

 10.13 AM 13 January, 2017

Rescue in Mt Buffalo

Earlier today (Monday, 2 January) CFA crews were called to a high angle rescue at Tourist Road in Mt Buffalo.

 2.44 PM 2 January, 2017

Grassfire in Tangambalanga

**UDPATE (4pm)**

 12.54 PM 1 January, 2017

Buddy brigades across districts

As a standalone brigade not aligned with a group and two hours from both Marysville and Mansfield, Woods Point, deep in the Great Divide, can rightly claim to be isolated.

 9.05 AM 19 December, 2016

Indigo bushfire destroys caravan

A caravan was destroyed by fire that spread to approximately 17 hectares of bushland in Indigo Valley this afternoon (12 December) from 3.15pm.

 8.01 PM 12 December, 2016

Country Kids Hit The City

As Part of the Kiewa junior development program,

 10.21 AM 2 December, 2016

Corryong Group Officer Brown talks risk

“It’s absolutely picturesque at the moment,” said Group Officer Colin Brown, “and we’re not expecting anything between now and Christmas but then, if the rain stays away, look out!

 1.51 PM 11 November, 2016

Multiple agencies go candling

Candling - it's probably not what you think. A planned burning technique is shared between agencies at the candling workshop at Silvan Reservoir.

 3.14 PM 19 October, 2016

Wodonga West Brigade moves into new station

The rain cleared and the sun was shining when Wodonga West Fire Brigade moved its operations from its old station to a new station on Moorefield Park Drive in  Wodonga West on Saturday 10 September.

 11.45 AM 27 September, 2016

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.

 4.42 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.

 2.57 PM 31 August, 2016