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District 18 News

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 (www.movember.com).

 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