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District 18 News

Donald to Charlton push

CFA brigades are the backbone of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, collecting more than $25 million for the lifesaving appeal since the late 1950s.

 10.24 AM 11 April, 2017

Find out what firefighting is all about

CFA is running four information sessions across Victoria for people who are considering a CFA firefighting career, to learn more about this diverse role.  

 9.33 AM 15 March, 2017

Inspirational women share their stories

The annual ICMI Women in Leadership showcase returned to Melbourne this year and certainly didn't disappoint, with all four highly-regarded speakers sharing their informative - and at times, emotional - stories with the captive audience.

 2.57 PM 1 March, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

 1.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Heidi Warren

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 9.52 AM 8 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Andrew Rouch

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 2.14 PM 1 February, 2017

Firefighting feels like home

Firefighter recruit Rachelle Poustie is one of the newest members of the CFA family, however she already feels right at home.

 10.24 AM 20 December, 2016

FCVs and trucks as fire restriction billboards

This is a very simple and inexpensive way to get our fire restriction message out to our communities - use our FCVs and trucks as mobile billboards.

 2.19 PM 17 December, 2016

Districts go orange for violence prevention

Staff recently participated in the 2016 Victoria Against Violence (VAV) campaign by hosting an ‘orange morning tea’ at the Swan Hill, Kerang and Bendigo offices.

 10.04 AM 12 December, 2016

Smoke in the air from almond husk fire

CFA firefighters have worked through the night on a fire at Koorlong where a large pile of almond husks remain burning.

 7.28 AM 9 December, 2016

Mildura lift rescue leads to new friends

On a busy Friday night for CFA’s Mildura Fire Brigade, one call-out around midnight required members to rescue local resident Fred from a lift.

 10.30 AM 29 November, 2016

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

CFA has issued its first Total Fire Ban (TFB) for the 2016-17 summer season. The TFB has been declared for tomorrow, Monday 21 November for the Mallee region in Victoria’s North West.

 5.51 PM 20 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 21 November 2016:

 10.10 AM 15 November, 2016

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. 

 9.43 AM 14 November, 2016

Midura Storm creates havoc

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

 6.08 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.

 9.23 AM 11 November, 2016

Fire restrictions in West, North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 14 November 2016:

 3.25 PM 8 November, 2016

Mental health a high priority in District 18

Volunteers from Nyah Nyah West, Beverford and District, Swan Hill and Woorinen South fire brigades joined with CFA staff and community members to raise awareness for mental health issues by leading a walk around the CBD recently.

 11.59 AM 7 November, 2016

Getting ready for summer in the rain

Murrayville and Border Group held their annual group exercise on Sunday, 16 October. The skies were grey with rain falling constantly, but members remained positive to maximize the training opportunity.

 2.49 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