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Terry’s touch creates life-like scale model tanker

If he’s not careful, Hurstbridge 1st Lieutenant Terry Bassett, could have a new job on his hands – as the creator of model fire trucks.

 10.22 AM 29 July, 2015

Fresh start along an old firefighting family line

Michael Arcus has just started at Craigieburn Brigade this week after graduating with the CFA.

 3.55 PM 22 July, 2015

Great gorse! Burn is good.

Arthurs Creek, Mernda, South Morang, Doreen, Wildwood, Bulla and Plenty, brigades worked to make sure that a burn in a ten-hectare area of gorse went off without a hitch last Monday (29 June).

 11.01 AM 2 July, 2015

Rosebery Fire Station doubles as museum

On the Henty Highway between Hopetoun and Beulah lies the Rosebery Fire Station which now doubles as the local museum of past community history. Now, as families leave the area, their significant historic memorabilia is passed on to the brigade, and the new station has a permanent display.

 12.46 PM 30 June, 2015

CFA fuel reduction burn at Sth Morang

Residents around Melbourne’s northern suburbs may see smoke in the air this afternoon (Monday 29 June) as CFA firefighters carry out a fuel reduction burn on a 10-hectare property at South Morang.  

 12.25 PM 29 June, 2015

CFA planned burn at South Morang

Residents around Melbourne’s northern suburbs may see smoke in the air this afternoon (Monday 29 June) as CFA firefighters carry out a fuel reduction burn on a 10-hectare property at South Morang.  

 11.50 AM 29 June, 2015

Two Mernda members – two different journeys

Two female members of Mernda Fire Brigade tell their very different stories of life in CFA as part of a new digital story telling series.

 3.22 PM 25 June, 2015

North West rehab units meet at Golden Square

For the first time, the North West Regions rehab units met at Golden Square this week to share learnings and ideas.

 3.17 PM 25 June, 2015

Violence prevention is everyone's business

Mike Wassing admits he is not an expert on violence prevention, but as a father of three girls and a man shocked by the statistics that one in three women has experienced physical violence, he could not sit back and say it was someone else’s responsibility.

 2.47 PM 25 June, 2015

Sth Morang captain's contribution 'outstanding'

In 1993 Lindsay McHugh went out for a bottle of cream, happened to pop his head into the fire station, and returned home a member of South Morang Fire Brigade. Now, after 18 years, he is stepping down from the captain role after an outstanding contribution.

 11.53 AM 17 June, 2015

Running group looks after Riddells Creek hydrants

The network of fire hydrants within the township of Riddells Creek is set to remain in tip-top condition thanks to the efforts of a team of runners and walkers from the Riddells Creek branch of the Macedon Ranges Running Club.

 4.18 PM 11 June, 2015

House razed in Melton South

Just after 8.30pm last night (9 June), Melton Fire Brigade was paged to a reported house fire. The address was familiar to some of the responding crews, as they had only been there a month earlier for another fire.

 6.20 PM 10 June, 2015

In the mix at South Morang

Station Officer Adam Whitford was one of three new career fireys to start work yesterday (Monday 1 June) at South Morang, which has just made the transition from volunteer-only to integrated brigade.

 3.27 PM 2 June, 2015

Career fireys start at Sth Morang

South Morang fire station now has a permanent firefighter presence following the introduction of career firefighters yesterday (Monday 1 June) who will support the brigade’s volunteer members.

 12.11 PM 2 June, 2015

Lucky residents escape two house fires

Two home owners are counting their losses and blessings this morning after their homes were damaged or destroyed by fire.

 12.28 PM 21 May, 2015

Christmas Hills Fire Brigade and Fire-Scape

Christmas Hills Fire Brigade and the Christmas Hills Landcare Group recently completed a successful demonstration planned burn as part of CFA’s pilot Fire-Scape Program.

 3.14 PM 7 May, 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.

 10.36 AM 4 May, 2015

Epping house destroyed

A house without working smoke detectors has been destroyed by fire and another house damaged in Epping on Thursday morning.

 11.30 AM 30 April, 2015

CFA band to rock 'The Burv'

CFA band The Red Austins has organised an 'end-of-fire-season' gig at The Burvale on Friday 15 May for local staff, volunteers, friends, family and anyone else who wants to come along.

 1.39 PM 24 April, 2015

Multi-agency pumping exercise continued

After the success of the first multi-agency pumping exercise held in late January, a second exercise was held in March at Westerfolds park in Templestowe.

 8.58 PM 16 April, 2015