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Wodonga Group training exercise

Wodonga Group held its annual wildfire group training exercise on Sunday 2 November at the Wodonga Saleyards. Approximately 70 volunteer firefighters in 15 teams participated on the day.

 4.10 PM 26 November, 2014

Lighting the Path traditional burning workshop

Two lucky CFA members headed up to Orange, NSW on 29 September 2014 for a unique two-day traditional burning workshop.

 12.27 PM 3 November, 2014

Baranduda Fire Brigade recognises its members

On Sunday 19 October 2014, Baranduda Fire Brigade held an awards presentation lunch to formally recognise the continued outstanding efforts of many of its members.

 2.59 PM 29 October, 2014

Bogong annual group exercise

Last weekend’s Bogong Group Exercise was a great success after weeks of planning by the Group Training Officer Neil Hillas with support from other members of the Bogong Group Management Team and Brigade Training Officers.

 12.33 PM 29 October, 2014

Cornishtown has a new fire station

On Sunday 14 September 2014, Bill Tilley MLA officially opened the new Cornishtown Fire Station, witnessed by over 50 members of the local community and Cornishtown brigade. 

 3.01 PM 16 September, 2014

Make Tankers 10

Make Tankers 10, a history of the Wangaratta Fire Brigades, is a book being compiled by a small committee of CFA members, which will reflect on the history of the Wangaratta Group's formation and major events.

 3.50 PM 8 September, 2014

Lawrence Building, Wangaratta, officially opened

The Lawrence Building, Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Wangaratta was officially opened on 6 September 2014. The event was a celebration of 30 years of CFA service to brigades and the wider local community.

 10.10 AM 8 September, 2014

Tallangatta's new facility

Tallangatta CFA and SES members were joined by families, friends, brigade colleagues, and visiting dignitaries to savour the moment when their brand new combined headquarters building in Wagara Street was impressively declared open on Saturday, July 26th. Story by Graeme Aldrich, Tallangatta Fire Brigade. 

 12.01 PM 5 August, 2014

New Beechworth Fire Station

The old Beechworth Fire Station, one of Victoria’s oldest CFA stations to be in continuous service, is now out of service.

 12.59 PM 1 August, 2014

Dinner ends up a firey occasion

Cooler temperatures create the perfect climate for snow at the high country but also the perfect climate for house fires.

 2.55 PM 30 July, 2014

Kiewa brigade training day

Kiewa brigade keeping up their skills

 7.07 PM 21 July, 2014

Services come together at Kiewa

CFA, Police and SES hold joint MVA exercise in Kiewa

 5.23 PM 11 July, 2014

Thermal camera for Beechworth

A new thermal imaging camera will make it easier for Beechworth brigade members to find people in smoke-filled houses, increasing safety not only for occupants but for firefighters.

 10.29 AM 20 June, 2014

$66 million radio upgrade

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response, Kim Wells today welcomed the rollout of a new multi-million dollar communications system for regional CFA brigades.

 2.15 PM 17 June, 2014

Cool fireys a team effort

CFA firefighters in the state’s north-east will have access to cold drinking water while fighting fires, thanks to three local businesses which chipped in to purchase a mobile ‘cool room’ for local brigades.

 4.03 PM 23 May, 2014

Historic station on market

A significant part of CFA history is up for sale, with the old Beechworth Fire Station set to go to auction on Saturday 14 June.

 11.51 AM 16 May, 2014

Hume Region Burn Camp

The inaugural Hume Region Burn Camp was conducted at Shelley Forest Camp between Wednesday the 7 th and Friday the 9th of May.

 5.22 PM 15 May, 2014

Mobile Training visit District 24

Representatives from Bogong Group and Tallangatta Group were introduced to two new training props last month, which are designed to assist brigade members to experience various heat and smoke scenarios including a car fire in an open garage and a fire within a kitchen and lounge room scenario.

 5.36 PM 8 May, 2014

Tawonga brigade assesses properties

Resources and mentoring are now available to support brigades who are interested in talking direct to householders about their bushfire risk.

 11.05 AM 1 May, 2014

Hume National Emergency Medals

More than 540 recipients across the CFA Hume Region have been presented with National Emergency Medals at ceremonies held in Kilmore, Kinglake, Marysville, Shepparton and Wodonga.

 5.36 PM 3 April, 2014