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District 14 News

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 10.55 AM 6 April, 2016

Traffic a mess after garbage truck fire

Firefighters have helped extinguish a garbage truck fire that left traffic in a mess on the Princes Fwy this morning.

 7.00 AM 1 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 1.56 PM 31 March, 2016

District 14 significant incidents

District 14 brigades were called to a number of significant incidents over the past few months. Here are just a few of them.

 3.25 PM 30 March, 2016

FIRRE in Diamond Creek

Fire Insight and Risk Recognition Event Like many Brigades around the State, Diamond Creek has had consistently poor attendance at Fire Ready Victoria meetings, despite being a relatively high bushfire risk area which came close to being impacted by the February 2009 bushfires. 

 10.45 AM 21 March, 2016

ST1431: the last heavy ST to go to Tasmania

Strike team ST1431, was the last heavy strike team to be deployed to the Tasmanian Fires between 28 February and 3 March 2016.

 3.36 PM 8 March, 2016

Brigade skips ahead thanks to local business

Over the past six months, as the transition to a new station has taken place, Eltham Fire Brigade has received generous assistance to remove rubbish from sites thanks to Jon 'Juppy”'Jupp from local business Juppy Skips.

 12.45 PM 2 March, 2016

2016 Craigieburn Torchlight

Brigades from accross Hume Group and wider District 14, 2, and 12, came together once again for Craigieburn Fire Brigade's Annual Torchlight.

 10.16 PM 28 February, 2016

Burn off at South Morang

South Morang Fire Brigade conducted a burn-off to ease the grass fire risk.

 2.43 PM 10 February, 2016

Fire near train line

CFA responded to a grassfire around 6pm (4 February) along the Hume Freeway at Craigieburn between Craigieburn Road and Amaroo Road.

 8.52 AM 5 February, 2016

Eulogy for Werribee's Alan Kendall

The following eulogy to celebrate the life of longtime Werribee Fire Brigade member Alan Kendall was delivered by Captain Michael Wells. The funeral was held at Werribee Fire Station in November 2015

 12.52 PM 29 January, 2016

Greenvale house fire

Fire has burnt through the roof space of a house in Greenvale this morning, causing extensive damage to the property.

 12.28 PM 20 January, 2016

Creek bed rope rescue

CFA crews conducted a high angle rope rescue shortly after 9am this morning, working closely with SES and Ambulance Victoria to remove a woman from a vehicle which drove off the road and into a dry creek bed at Cottles Bridge, near Hurstbridge. 

 12.19 PM 20 January, 2016

Hoppers Crossing house fires

Firefighters have quickly brought a house fire under control in Hoppers Crossing overnight which left a man with life-threatening injuries.

 9.44 AM 12 January, 2016

New Assistant Chief for North West

CFA’s North West Region has welcomed a new Assistant Chief Officer with Gavin Thompson starting in the role today (Monday). 

 8.57 AM 11 January, 2016

Zero tolerance for illegal fireworks

Illegal fireworks continue to be an unnecessary burden on emergency services as crews attended to a number of incidents on New Year’s Eve despite, being a day of Total Fire Ban.

 12.48 PM 5 January, 2016

Truganina video shared far and wide

A response video that includes narration of good and bad driver behaviour around a responding emergency vehicle has been viewed nearly 400,000 times after being posted on Truganina Fire Brigade’s Facebook page.

 7.52 AM 11 December, 2015

SMEACS approach to engage at Whittlesea Show

Over 30,000 community members turned out to attend the annual Whittlesea Show held on 6 and 7 November. Local brigades, supported by the Whittlesea - Diamond Valley Community Engagement Workgroup, Nillumbik Group and CFA’s Mobile Education Unit took the opportunity to engage with the community and raise awareness leading into the summer.

 7.46 AM 11 December, 2015

Inspired by Community Engagement Forum

As the newly-appointed Community Safety Coordinator for St Andrews Fire Brigade, I attended the CFA/SES Community Engagement Forum held at Creswick earlier this year.

 8.59 AM 8 December, 2015

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade receives Unit Citation

Members and friends of the Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade who attended the brigade's annual dinner on 16 October saw a number of members presented with CFA service awards by Operations Manager Trevor Roberts. 

 3.46 PM 1 December, 2015