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District 18 News

Southern Mallee Group Officer Afford talks risk

Group Officer Doug Afford spoke to Brigade magazine in late October from the top of a hill looking across the undulating cropping country and “a heck of a lot of growth” in his group area. 

 10.43 AM 14 November, 2016

Midura Storm creates havoc

Mildura and surrounding areas were hit by a series of severe storms early on Saturday morning.

 7.08 PM 13 November, 2016

Women step up to take the lead

Two women from CFA District 18 have taken the next step in their leadership journey, having recently completed the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Swan Hill ‘Stepping up to Leadership’ program.

 10.23 AM 11 November, 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.

 10.30 AM 12 September, 2016

Mildura hotel fire destroys kitchen

A hotel kitchen on Eighth St, Mildura was destroyed yesterday, but CFA crews managed to evacuate occupants safely and contain the blaze. 

 11.44 AM 8 July, 2016

Nandaly's recruiting success

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

 12.13 PM 1 June, 2016

Iconic Robinvale Hotel lost to fire

The iconic Robinvale hotel has been extensively damaged by fire early this morning. 

 8.59 AM 15 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

North West Region Walks Against Violence

North West Region Leadership Team and District 02 staff along with Eaglehawk brigade members, turned out at the second Bendigo Walks Against Violence.

 5.33 PM 26 November, 2015

Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 2.27 PM 26 November, 2015

Pyramid Hill at Australasian Champs

A team of six from Pyramid Hill Fire Brigade will be competing against 29 other teams at the Australasian Firefighters Championship to be held in Echuca on 23-25 October. The teams come from across Australasia, including teams from New Zealand and Fiji.

 11.19 AM 16 October, 2015

Fire restrictions begin in north-west

The Fire Danger Period will begin at 1am on Monday, 19 October 2015 for the following municipalities in CFA’s North West Region:          Swan Hill Rural City Council          Mildura Rural City Council          Shire of Buloke          Yarriambiack Rural Shire 

 1.57 PM 13 October, 2015

Emergency training hots up in Sunraysia

Emergency services volunteers from across the north west will now have better access to practical training with the opening of a new training campus in Mildura.

 5.17 PM 28 August, 2015

Charlton raises its profile

No one expected the one-in-200-year flood that hit Charlton in 2011 to return with full force a few months later.

 2.19 PM 24 August, 2015

Woorinen clubhouse destroyed

The Woorinen Football Netball Club house has been destroyed by fire early this morning (Friday 31 July). 

 12.49 PM 31 July, 2015

Emergency services swap meet

Mildura will host the 2015 PICAA Emergency Services Swap Meet on 13 September 2015.

 6.07 PM 13 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

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

Woolworths raises funds for brigades

CFA brigades in Victoria’s North will receive new cooling equipment, communications gear, portable lighting systems and other items courtesy of fundraising by Woolworths.

 4.47 PM 12 June, 2015

Career firey follows in family footsteps

Mildura’s Jarrod McNally is a second generation firey, following in his father’s footsteps in becoming a career firefighter.

 12.49 PM 27 April, 2015