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District 14 News

Burn off at South Morang

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

 3.43 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.

 9.52 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

 1.52 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.

 1.28 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. 

 1.19 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.

 10.44 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). 

 9.57 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.

 1.48 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.

 8.52 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.

 8.46 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.

 9.59 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. 

 4.46 PM 1 December, 2015

Craigieburn North to feel impact of smoke

Residents of Craigieburn North are being urged to prepare for the impact of smoke from the landfill fire at Somerton.

 9.56 PM 21 November, 2015

Somerton rubbish pile fire

CFA and MFB firefighters are battling a large rubbish fire at a recycling plant in Somerton.

 8.39 AM 20 November, 2015

CFA volunteer chases world record

On Sunday, Panton Hill CFA volunteer Bronwyn Kealy sets off on her motorcycle, intent on becoming the youngest woman to ride around the world.

 11.39 AM 19 November, 2015

Rockbank Fire Brigade seeking volunteers now

On Sunday 25 October, Rockbank Fire Brigade with the support of Caroline Springs, Truganina and Metropolitan Fire Brigade attended the Sri Durga Festival to promote the brigade within the growing community. 

 4.20 PM 18 November, 2015

Hoppers Crossing home flooded

CFA has helped to stem the flow of water from a burst main as it threated to flood homes in Hoppers Crossing this afternoon. 

 4.08 PM 13 November, 2015

A New Beginning

As we move closer to what looks to be a busy Fire Season I find myself reflecting on what's been going on around CFA.

 10.06 PM 31 October, 2015

Emergency Medical Response at South Morang

South Morang residents will benefit from the roll out of Emergency Medical Response (EMR) to career firefighters at the local CFA.

 4.06 PM 30 October, 2015