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Happy 70th Wattle Glen

On Sunday (16th March), Wattle Glen CFA Members were joined by Danielle Green, MP for Yan Yean, Greg Esnouf, CFA Deputy Chief Officer and Regional Director North West Metro Region, members representing Bendigo Bank, Diamond Creek Rotary and Diamond Valley Miniature Railway, and past members of the Brigade to help celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Wattle Glen Fire Brigade.

 8.05 PM 24 March, 2014

Dederang celebrates Kancoona shed

The communities of Kancoona, Running Creek, Dederang, and Glen Creek in Victoria’s north-east, attended a Community BBQ to help Dederang brigade celebrate the opening of the new Kancoona fire station and presention of service awards on Australia Day.

 9.22 AM 11 March, 2014

Registrations Closing for APESG

Registrations closing for APESG 2014

 11.28 AM 5 March, 2014

Creswick supports Bogong Group

On Friday 21 February, Boaz Herszfeld, Executive Director of Creswick Woollen Mills, presented a cheque for $500 to Ron Leary the Group Officer of the Bogong Group. Creswick Woollen Mills are great supporters of CFA and make regular donations to local brigades and groups around the state.

 10.40 PM 24 February, 2014

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.

 3.37 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.

 1.42 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.

 12.30 PM 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.

 9.19 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.

 12.57 PM 29 November, 2013

A fiery road trip

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

 12.51 PM 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.

 10.17 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.

 2.11 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.

 3.52 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.

 1.06 PM 30 September, 2013

Multicultural agenda at Wodonga

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

 4.15 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.

 3.04 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.

 1.46 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.

 10.48 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.

 11.38 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.

 5.04 PM 12 July, 2013