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District 14 News

Taking on Sydney steps

Last Sunday, Diamond Creek Fire Brigade’s Fiona Macken travelled to Sydney to compete in the Firies Climb for MND, which sees climbers scale the 98 floors (1504 steps) of the Sydney Tower.

 1.25 PM 25 October, 2016

CFA pulls together to help dairy communites

Helping out local communities is something that is deeply imbedded in CFA’s culture and a new initiative co-founded by District 14’s Catherine McLeod and Mark Gravell demonstrates this perfectly.

 12.51 PM 18 October, 2016

NWR plans for greater gender equity

CFA'S North West Region is taking the lead on gender equity and the prevention of violence against women. 

 10.36 AM 14 October, 2016

CFA Open Days in full swing

CFA Open Days are in full swing with hundreds of fire brigades opening their doors to their local community.

 12.12 PM 29 September, 2016

Man rescued from pit in Mernda

A man stuck down a two-metre deep concrete pit with critical injuries in Mernda has been rescued this afternoon (23 September), thanks to cross-agency team work.

 3.11 PM 23 September, 2016

The Official Blood Challenge results are in!

The Red Cross Blood Service has released the official State and National Results. CFA has taken out all the 2016 Victorian awards.

 8.24 AM 20 September, 2016

Elderly woman rescued from Craigieburn house fire

An elderly woman was rescued from her burning home in Craigieburn about 8.30pm on Sunday night (18 September).

 10.55 AM 19 September, 2016

Sunbury home gutted by fire

Fire destroyed a garage and large section of a home in Sunbury on Protea Ct this afternoon (16 September), while one male was initially unaccounted for.

 4.44 PM 16 September, 2016

Truganina welcomes pre-summer new recruits

Truganina is just one of many brigades around Victoria working hard to get their new recruits through training in time for summer.

 9.30 AM 12 September, 2016

ESO blood challenge closes for 2016

The 2016 Emergency Services Blood Challenge, conducted from 1 June to 31 August, has now closed with a record number of donations made across the emergency services sector. 

 11.24 AM 2 September, 2016

Brigades benefit from $200,000 water boost

Blocked hose nozzles, an unusable toilet and almost draining a town’s water supply are all in the past for some of the brigades benefitting from a generous donation by water tank manufacturer, Kingspan Water.

 2.00 PM 31 August, 2016

Learning about multicultural volunteering

Regional BASOs Sue Martin (West), Kirsten Dudink and Bec McDonald (North West), along with Sherene Mounier and Tim Firman (HQ) were privileged to attend the inaugural Volunteering Victoria Multicultural Volunteering Conference on Tuesday at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne.

 4.23 PM 26 August, 2016

Firefighter's stair climb in memory of mum

Everyone knows climbing long flights of stairs is challenging, and it’s so much tougher when you throw structural turnout gear and breathing apparatus into the mix.

 8.59 AM 23 August, 2016

Casey Group lays hose under pressure

On Sunday 24 July, brigades in Casey Group (District 8) participated in a relay pumping practical exercise based at the Monash University Berwick campus flowing into the car park of the Nossal High School.

 6.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Firefighters receive coveted award for bravery

It started as a normal call out for the Greenvale Brigade. MFB had requested pumper support at a car fire in Meadow Heights, a Melbourne suburb in the north of District 14.

 5.04 PM 9 August, 2016

Family escapes Taylors Hill fire

A family of five evacuated safely from their Taylors Hill home, which was engulfed in fire early this morning (12 July) - thanks to a working smoke alarm and a solid fire escape plan.

 3.21 PM 12 July, 2016

Wyndham Vale Celebrates 5 year anniversary

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade are celebrating their 5 year anniversary since the formation of the brigade in July 2011. 

 11.16 AM 1 July, 2016

Melton LFF Rod’s free fitness classes

This week is Men’s Health Week, a countrywide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. Rod Merrett is a member maintaining his own fitness and supporting other members to do the same.

 1.25 PM 15 June, 2016

Ouyen’s battery-change champ

This week is Men’s Health Week, a country-wide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. George Strickland is a member safeguarding his own wellbeing while protecting lives and property.

 10.24 AM 14 June, 2016

Nandaly's recruiting success

Nandaly Fire Brigade has increased its volunteer membership base by 20 per cent following a local recruitment drive.

 11.13 AM 1 June, 2016