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District 18 News

Hopetoun West, Yaapeet stations open

The Yaapeet and Hopetoun West communities welcomed their new fire stations at official ceremonies held in mid April.

 5.02 PM 26 April, 2013

Top fuel champs in Wemen brigade

The three Lamattina brothers from Wemen Fire Brigade in the Mallee also form a top fuel championship racing team.

 4.21 PM 9 April, 2013

Steep Angle Rope course Feb 2013

Steep Angle Rope Rescue course 2013

 4.49 PM 19 March, 2013

Road rescue training at Manangatang

Road rescue training and assessments at Manangatang

 11.26 AM 18 March, 2013

CFA Roadshow hits Midura

Mildura locals can add fire safety to their shopping list from today to Thursday, with a CFA bushfire safety information hub stationed inside the Centro shopping centre.

 9.54 AM 15 January, 2013

Resources allocated across Victoria

Four CFA strike teams have been assembled and deployed to northern Victoria to assist if needed and are on stand-by to help in southern NSW.

 3.05 PM 8 January, 2013

Fast fires on south wind

At 5.27 pm on Sunday 6 January a tree falling on powerlines led to the standard grass and scrub Code 1 response for District 20: Timmering, Rochester and Tongala were paged along with the Kyabram FCV.

 12.44 PM 7 January, 2013

Photos from Cope Cope fire

These photos of the Cope Cope crop and grassfire were taken by Wayne Rigg. Wayne is an Acting CFA Aviation Officer and was the Air Attack Supervisor at the incident.

 8.07 AM 28 December, 2012

Crop fire burns over 500 hectares

A large grassfire north of St Arnaud in the state’s west has been contained.

 8.04 PM 27 December, 2012

Total Fire Ban in three districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Wednesday 19 December in the Wimmera, Mallee and Northern Country.

 3.56 PM 18 December, 2012

Wimmera and Mallee Total Fire Ban

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Thursday 29 November in the Wimmera and Mallee districts.

 3.05 PM 28 November, 2012

All part of the job for Bill

The Swan Hill Guardian has written a profile story on CFA's regional operations manager Bill Johnstone.

 10.27 AM 23 November, 2012

Update on fires in far west Vic

Emergency services remain on scene at a bushfire near Casterton which is estimated to have burnt more than 1550 hectares.

 12.09 PM 21 November, 2012

Lightning fires in West Vic

Issued by CFA & DSE - 9.25pm. Residents in Victoria’s Wimmera and Southwest are asked to remain vigilant, as a storm front coming through brings lightning, high winds and with it a risk of fires starting.

 9.35 PM 20 November, 2012

Bendigo and Loddon health screening

The Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership, Sexual Health Task Group, will launch its Sexual and Reproductive Health Screening Awareness Campaign this month, beginning with the promotion of prostate cancer testing in line with the national promotion of Movember (

 2.20 PM 20 November, 2012

House destroyed in Robinvale

A family was lucky to escape a burning house in Robinvale this morning (20 Nov).

 2.12 PM 20 November, 2012

Mallee air attack during harvest

A firebombing helicopter and support aircraft have again begun operations from their Sea Lake airbase following last year’s successful trial.

 2.07 PM 8 November, 2012

Malmsbury roadside burns

Malmsbury Fire Brigade commenced conducting some roadside burns as part of its township protection strategies.

 11.30 PM 4 November, 2012

Opening of Mildura Fire Station

The wail of the bagpipes and report of marching feet heralded the formal opening ceremony of the Mildura Fire Station and District 18 Office on Saturday 20 October 2012.

 11.46 PM 25 October, 2012

History of Mildura Fire Brigade

At the inaugural meeting of the Mildura Fire Brigade in 1903, the brigade had a membership base of 25 volunteers.

 11.38 PM 25 October, 2012