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District 24 News

Snow search mobilises Falls Creek

On Tuesday 12 July, Falls Creek had one of the biggest storms to impact the village in recent history with snow coming down thick and fast.

 12.14 PM 2 August, 2016

Cool demeanour saves a life

A Wodonga West member has performed lifesaving CPR on a member of the public at Wodonga plaza last weekend, earning accolades from paramedics and onlookers.

 9.29 AM 28 July, 2016

Twenty-one years of alpine firefighting

Falls Creek Fire Brigade is proud to announce 21 years of operations this year. 

 3.37 PM 22 July, 2016

Wodonga hosts National Emergency Medal Ceremony

Last week in Wodonga, Chief Officer Joe Buffone had the honour of presenting more than 80 National Emergency Medals for service during Black Saturday fires to CFA District 24 volunteers and staff.

 3.02 PM 18 May, 2016

Falls Creek brigade's 21st birthday party

To celebrate 21 years of CFA operation, Falls Creek Fire Brigade is organising an Open Day and barbecue.

 8.55 AM 16 May, 2016

Certificate IV graduates for District 24

North East Region Learning and Development team along with District 24 Management were proud to support some of our members to gain a nationally recognised qualification, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

 3.13 PM 13 May, 2016

Funding secures regional training

Access to safe and effective training for CFA members has been secured for coming decades thanks to more than $20 million to upgrade six of CFA’s seven regional training grounds.

 10.32 AM 13 May, 2016

CFA raises alarm on dodgy smoke detector deals

CFA has called on residents to keep an eye out for rogue operators who are preying on the elderly, by talking them into exorbitant contracts for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

 1.05 PM 12 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 1.16 PM 4 May, 2016

2016 Shelley Burn Camp success

A total of 52 volunteers, career staff from Districts 12, 22, 23 and 24, and HVP employees from Northern Victoria and New Zealand attended this year’s Shelley Burn held over five days from 9 to 13 April.

 11.22 AM 26 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 10.55 AM 6 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 1.56 PM 31 March, 2016

Mine shaft too hot for Chilli the dog

Things got a little too hot for Chilli the terrier when the curious dog found it self stuck in a mine shaft at White Star Road Bright on Good Friday.

 9.31 AM 27 March, 2016

CFA a second home for Daniel

Daniel Neilson is a revelation for the Chiltern Junior Fire Brigade.

 11.51 AM 7 March, 2016

Bright future with new recruits

It’s the biggest intake in recent memory -- eight new recruits to bolster Bright’s CFA brigade.

 9.38 AM 17 February, 2016

‘Toilet trailer’ a vital amenity

A new trailer based at CFA’s District 24 has been purpose-built to rapidly transport toilets, rubbish bins and hand-washing facilities to firefighter staging areas. 

 1.18 PM 3 February, 2016

Win a box of Vicmap books

Brigades in the north-east are being encouraged to make sure their spatial vision maps are correct and fit for CFA use before the books are printed in November 2016.

 8.58 AM 3 February, 2016

Beechworth IGA – more images

Images from the Beechworth IGA supermarket fire by Marc Bongers, South Wangaratta & Wangaratta Brigades.

 12.03 PM 18 January, 2016

Beechworth loses supermarket to fire

An IGA supermarket in Beechworth has been gutted by fire following a blaze which started just before 7.30pm Saturday, 16 January.

 8.09 AM 17 January, 2016

Great day at Darley

Having been fortunate enough to gain a scholarship to participate in the 2014 Certificate IV in Frontline Management, how good was it to have our graduation at Darley in Seymour?

 10.29 AM 3 December, 2015