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District 24 News

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’. 

 1.06 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.

 11.42 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.

 3.36 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.

 12.51 PM 10 June, 2013

Fireys canoeing into inaugural cup

Do you need an adventure this Christmas and want to get fit?

 2.36 PM 29 May, 2013

Free to fly

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.

 9.12 AM 16 May, 2013

Beechworth Celebrates Achievements

On Saturday 27th April the Beechworth Urban Brigade held their awards night at the Hibernian Hotel.

 6.21 PM 15 May, 2013

Illegal roadside burns a hazard

With more than a dozen cases of property owners burning roadsides outside their property boundary over the past month, CFA is warning residents in the Towong, Wodonga and Indigo municipalities the activity is not only illegal, it’s dangerous.

 2.26 PM 2 May, 2013

Beechworth burn gets underway

A fuel reduction burn was conducted at Beechworth on Sunday, 21 April involving more than 50 CFA members of brigades from the Bogong Group.

 2.36 PM 23 April, 2013

Toolamba welcomes new station

About 70 people turned out for the weekend opening ceremony of the new Toolamba Fire Station

 10.55 AM 8 April, 2013

Fishing invite for northeast men

A weekend invitation is extended to any men who would like a break from bushfire recovery.

 2.40 PM 5 April, 2013

Moores' 50-year boost to Myrtleford

Vicky and Allan Moore have been part of the Myrtleford CFA brigade longer than most people would remember, serving for more than 50 years in various capacities.

 11.45 AM 22 March, 2013

Staging Area Manager Wally Prior

“I don’t have problems – only solutions.” Now, that’s what you want to hear from a staging area manager at the end of a 12 hour shift.

 2.37 PM 18 March, 2013

Mighty Bright firefight

Looking over our records, Bright Fire Brigade has had a huge season. In 2013, Bright has responded to 28 callouts up until the end of February and 37 callouts total for summer.

 2.41 PM 7 March, 2013

District 24 running team demo

10 Brigades from across District 22, 23, and 24 gathered at the Trinity College oval in Baranduda for the first Running Team Demo.

 4.37 PM 3 March, 2013

Luxury cruise recognises dedication

Five CFA members and a partner or friend have been rewarded for their dedication during this year’s fire season with a luxury cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2.

 3.23 PM 28 February, 2013

Gippsland fire update 20 Feb

An update on the fire situation in Gippsland as of Wednesday, 20 February.

 1.17 PM 20 February, 2013

Harrietville fire smoke warning

Active fires and back burning at Harrietville have prompted a smoke warning to communities in the Ovens and Kiewa valleys.

 5.03 PM 11 February, 2013

Community says 'thanks' at Hotham

CFA's social media channels have received an overwhelming number of messages of thanks and encouragement as they battle the out of control Harrietville - Alpine bushfire.

 1.20 PM 9 February, 2013

Fire Ban declared in 3 districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Saturday, 9th February in the North Central, North East and Northern Country weather districts.

 4.13 PM 8 February, 2013