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District 24 News

Helping horse owners prepare for bushfire

A joint effort was the key to success in engaging the wider community.

 4.27 PM 18 November, 2015

The CO's Unit Citation for Courage

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson presented the Chief Officer's Unit Citation for Courage at the Tintaldra Hall on Friday 25 September 2015 to four members of the Tintaldra brigade and two members of Corryong brigade for their efforts in the Ournie fire in New South Wales on 17 December 2009.  

 3.53 PM 26 October, 2015

District 24 welcomes four new fire stations

There are fire seasons, the footy season, the Christmas season, but since 26 September, District 24 has a fire station opening season. With the completion of the Rural Fire Stations program, four new stations were officially opened. 

 4.08 PM 23 October, 2015

Great day, had it all

Open Day at Barnawartha Brigade this year teamed up with the 'Head in the hole' community event. In its second year and with a number of members already involved with other community groups, it seemed a perfect time to make the connection.

 9.21 PM 29 September, 2015

Faces of CFA: Tyson Poole, Bonnie Doon

What is your involvement with CFA? I did Minimum Skills at the end of 2013 and at the moment I’m a firefighter.

 1.29 PM 24 August, 2015

Increasing resilience in Mudgegonga

After eight years, Andrew Cross has moved from being Mudgegonga captain to Ovens Valley group officer.

 1.15 PM 24 August, 2015

Chiltern Brigade's new-generation quick-fill

We needed increased pumping capacity as well as support for firefighters in the initial stages of an incident by providing a base for supplies.

 6.42 PM 1 August, 2015

Jacqueline a shining light for firefighters

Wodonga Fire Brigade has elected a female firefighter to an operational leadership position in a first for the brigade. Story and photo courtesy of the Border Mail

 4.07 PM 14 July, 2015

Cornishtown shed fire

Chiltern Fire Brigade responded to a shed fire at Cornishtown on Saturday 6 June within Chiltern brigade assignment area 2. 

 9.22 AM 30 June, 2015

Championing Women in Brigades Workshop

Thirty-two members from District 24 made their way to the Beechworth Fire Station on 21 June to participate in the Championing Women in Brigades workshop, facilitated by the Regional Development Company based in Wangaratta.

 11.34 AM 26 June, 2015

RPL off and racing at North East conference

Nagambie, well known as the home of Melbourne Cup winning racehorse Black Caviar was the venue for the North East (NE) Region Community Safety Conference on 23 and 24 May 2015.

 1.31 PM 25 June, 2015

Fun time story time

On Friday morning June 19, Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade in conjunction with the Ferntree Gully Regional Library, held their fourth Fun Story Time at the Ferntree Gully Fire Station.

 8.04 AM 23 June, 2015

Numurkah's Kevin a long-time volunteer

Nothing is more harrowing for long-time volunteer firefighter Kevin Lucas than having to run through a burning building to save a life.

 10.20 AM 19 June, 2015

Woolworths raises funds for brigades

CFA brigades in Victoria’s North will receive new cooling equipment, communications gear, portable lighting systems and other items courtesy of fundraising by Woolworths.

 3.47 PM 12 June, 2015

Spate of house fires hits North East

Victoria’s recent cold snap has brought with it several house fires across the North East, with at least seven serious fires recorded in the past week in Wodonga, Wangaratta, Mansfield, Rutherglen and Merrigum.

 1.41 PM 5 June, 2015

Border no barrier to camera contribution

Local employer Rivalea may be on the New South Wales side of the border, but they had no hesitation in making a generous contribution for a potentially life-saving piece of equipment for Wahgunyah Fire Brigade.

 9.50 AM 4 June, 2015

2015 Police and Emergency Services Games success

On Sunday 19 April, CFA members competed in Tenpin Bowling in the 2015 Victorian Police and Emergency Services Games.

 9.36 AM 4 May, 2015

Easter at Beechworth

Easter Saturday saw Beechworth’s Ford Street become a sea of red and white, the result of a CFA extravaganza which was the brainchild of Beechworth Urban Brigade member Ian McVea.

 8.15 PM 22 April, 2015

District 24 Women's Training and Networking Day

On Sunday 29 March 2015, 27 female CFA members from across District 24 met at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) Wangaratta Campus to participate in a CFA Women’s Training and Networking Day. 

 11.10 AM 13 April, 2015

Longwood thank-you event attracts big crowd

About 450 people attended a special barbecue at the Longwood Community Centre on Sunday 29 March, to thank firefighters and landholders affected by the devastating 5500 hectare bushfire at Creightons Creek late last year.

 3.14 PM 2 April, 2015