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District 14 News

Crew Leadership in D14

Over two full days in early August, 9 firefighters from Melton, Hoppers Crossing, Research, Plenty, Caroline Springs, Epping and Toolern Vale in around District 14, come together to take part in the District 14 Crew Leader Development Course held at Fiskville.

 12.35 AM 9 August, 2014

D14 senior vol development day

On 19 July, District 14 held a valuable professional development day for senior volunteer leaders.

 12.33 PM 6 August, 2014

Eltham celebrates member honours

The Eltham Fire Brigade has celebrated significant member milestones at its Annual Dinner held on August 2nd this year with the highlight being the presentation of a 45 year service award, National Medal 3rd Bar and a CFA Life Membership to Brigade Life Member Brian Sandlant.  Brian’s contribution over many years to CFA has been substantial and the awarding of a CFA Life Membership is a fitting honour to be bestowed.

 2.57 PM 4 August, 2014

New digs at Eynesbury

With Operations Manager James Dullard, Operations Officer John Anderson and Deputy Mayor Sophie Ramsay watching on, Captain Jim Cooper from Eynesbury Fire Brigade, with Councillor Bob Turner, Mayor of the City of Melton, turned the first sod of the new Eynesbury Fire Station.

 10.05 PM 31 July, 2014

Dishes are still dirty

A working smoke detector alerted a mother and baby mid-afternoon today to their dishwasher on fire.

 6.48 PM 24 July, 2014

Boy helps family escape fire

Five people escaped a house fire in South Morang this morning (13/07) thanks to the actions of a 13-year-old boy.

 12.11 PM 13 July, 2014

Whit-Diamo at Fiskville

Another fantastic day at the State Training College - Fiskville today, with members from the Whittlesea - Diamond Valley Group attending for the District 14 Advanced Firefighter skills maintenance day.

 11.08 PM 21 June, 2014

Rotary supports Hurstbridge Brigade

The Rotary Club of Diamond Creek Branch supported the Hurstbridge Fire Brigade in the purchase of a new Brigade car with a $5,000 grant.

 5.05 PM 20 June, 2014

Training ground sneak peek

CFA members and their family and friends are invited to take a rare glimpse into the new Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre at Craigieburn when it opens to the public for three hours on Sunday, June 29.

 4.32 PM 20 June, 2014

National Emergency Medals

More than 570 CFA members from across Northern and Western Metropolitan Region were awarded a National Emergency Medal at presentations held in May and June.

 2.18 PM 12 June, 2014

New career firefighters start today

CFA’s 21 new career firefighters have arrived on station today, joining the ranks of more than 685 already protecting lives and property at fire stations across Victoria and supporting CFA’s 55,000 volunteers.

 3.48 PM 10 June, 2014

Reconciliation Week in Melton

Rockbank and Melton fire brigade members along with CFA community educator extraordinaire AprilHimmelreich celebrated with their local Indigenous community at the Koorie Night Market in Melton on Friday 30th May.

 8.58 PM 2 June, 2014

Brigade saves Olinda landmark

Quick action by Olinda's volunteer brigade has saved a popular local restaurant from fire.

 6.19 PM 29 May, 2014

D14 HQ Brigade : RSU to HQ Brigade

From its beginnings as the RSU (Regional Support Unit) the District 14 Headquarters brigade has been serving District 14 and surrounds for the last 18 years.

 7.08 PM 26 May, 2014

Historic house destroyed

An unoccupied house has been destroyed at Diggers rest overnight (Monday 26 May).

 10.06 AM 26 May, 2014

Works start on $9.6m Eltham station

A new CFA station at Eltham will better support firefighters and increase community safety in Melbourne’s outer north-east, said Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells.

 1.59 PM 21 May, 2014

Hume Group at Fiskville

Another great day was had by participants from Hume Group in District 14, who attended a Firefighter Skills Maintenance Day at the State Training College - Fiskville last week.

 6.10 PM 20 May, 2014

CFA applauds tech-savvy student

CFA firefighters have praised the efforts of a 12 year-old girl who used the FireReady App to protect her family during the Mickleham/Kilmore fires. 

 5.31 PM 19 May, 2014

Woman behind the mask

***Deb Azzopardi, CFA volunteer is being profiled as part of a special series focusing on volunteers to celebrate National Volunteer Week May 12-18.

 11.58 AM 15 May, 2014

David McGahy Parliament eulogy

A eulogy for former Arthurs Creek Captain David McGahy was read to the House in the Parliament of Victoria yesterday (7 May 2014)

 12.24 PM 8 May, 2014