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District 24 News

Barnawartha prepares township

On Wednesday 15 January, Barnawartha brigade held a Fire Ready meeting for the town and surrounding districts with Robert Scott from Benalla as the presenter.

 2.37 PM 3 February, 2014

Rescue at Beechworth Gorge

A visit to Beechworth Gorge proved to be life changing for a father and his son who, following an accident, had to be lifted out of the gorge during a six-hour rescue.

 12.42 PM 2 January, 2014

High country visitors warned

Fires burning close to popular high country holiday spots have prompted fire authorities to urge holiday makers travelling to the mountains to stay informed and be prepared to alter their plans.

 11.30 AM 20 December, 2013

Chiltern brigade 140th anniversary

Clear skies and sunshine heralded Saturday 2 November as a perfect day for Chiltern Fire Brigade to celebrate its 140th anniversary in style. Crowds gathered up and down Conness Street, excited in anticipation as many old vehicles from past eras were marshaled ready to begin the procession.

 8.19 PM 1 December, 2013

Wooragee CFA Sunday tanker launch

Wooragee Rural Fire Brigade  launched a new slip-on tanker at their CFA Sunday event on 24 November 2013 following a one and a half year fundraising effort.

 11.57 AM 29 November, 2013

A fiery road trip

Lake Tyers brigade members and the Volunteer Support Program take a road trip to Barmah!

 11.51 AM 29 November, 2013

Leneva opens (new) doors

Having just celebrated the first anniversary of a new station and a settling in a tanker barely six months old, Leneva is keen to show off their new set up to local residents, who are invited to walk through the station on CFA Sunday.

 9.17 AM 19 November, 2013

Fire at Myrtleford school

200 children and staff have been safely evacuated from St Mary's Primary School in Myrtleford after fire extensively damaged two classrooms.

 1.11 PM 21 October, 2013

Cross-border inter-agency exercise

A cross-border inter-agency gathering last week in Corryong took the form of a hypothetical.

 2.52 PM 15 October, 2013

Beechworth Kids are Fire Safe Kids

As the school holidays roll around, members of the Beechworth Fire Brigade feel a sense of satisfaction, having reached around 340 children with fire safety messages over the past term.

 12.06 PM 30 September, 2013

Multicultural agenda at Wodonga

Firefighters from Wodonga were on hand today to educate 22 Bhutanese immigrants about fire safety.

 3.15 PM 23 September, 2013

Commendation for courage

Early this month, Chief Officer Euan Ferguson presented Senior Station Officer Sean Crosthwaite with a Commendation for Courage for actions taken at an incident in June.

 2.04 PM 13 September, 2013

Lima East multi-agency rescue

A teenage girl taking part in a school adventure camp slipped into a crevice while rock climbing and became wedged, sparking a multi-agency rescue in Lima East.

 12.46 PM 13 September, 2013

Torchlight Procession for Wodonga

November 2013 marks the 120 year anniversary of service to the Wodonga community by the Wodonga Fire Brigade.

 9.48 PM 24 August, 2013

Kiewa CFA and SES work together

Volunteers are a vital part of our community and luckily our local area of Kiewa has two organisations that are well represented: Kiewa brigade and Tallangatta SES.

 10.38 PM 13 August, 2013

Wodonga recruit campaign

Border radio station 105.7 The River this week joined forces with Wodonga brigade to promote both career and volunteer firefighting.

 4.04 PM 12 July, 2013

How old is your station?

After 110 years in the same building, Beechworth Urban Fire Brigade hopes to be in their new station by the end of the year. Douglas Gavin (Brigade Secretary and Treasurer) wonders how many other stations out there belong to the ‘Century Club’. 

 12.06 PM 9 July, 2013

Ammo adds bang to house fire

The town of Barnawartha (near Wodonga) experienced some unexpected fourth of July ‘fireworks’ when 5,000 rounds of ammunition exploded in a burning house on Bill Tanners Road.

 10.42 AM 8 July, 2013

Wodonga recognises partners

District 24 and Wodonga Fire Brigade hosted a Partnership Appreciation Morning Tea today to allow CFA to recognise the contribution certain organisations make to fulfil CFA’s mission.

 2.36 PM 27 June, 2013

Lifetime of service honoured

Allan Fisher has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the community of Chiltern and the Shire of Indigo.

 11.51 AM 10 June, 2013