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District 18 News

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

Fire restrictions in West, North West

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

 4.25 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.

 12.59 PM 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.

 3.49 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. 

 11.36 AM 14 October, 2016

Local brigades at the ready

Story courtesy Christopher Huttig, Hopetoun Courier Local CFA volunteers are prepared for another upcoming season of fire danger following the Southern Mallee Group exercise at Hopetoun on Sunday, 25 September.

 5.02 PM 12 October, 2016

CFA attends laundry fire in a Mildura hotel

CFA firefighters quickly responded to a fire in a hotel laundry this morning (27 September) in Mildura. 

 4.17 PM 27 September, 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

Learning about multicultural volunteering

Regional BASOs Sue Martin (West), Kirsten Dudink and Bec McDonald (North West), along with Sherene Mounier and Tim Firman (HQ) were privileged to attend the inaugural Volunteering Victoria Multicultural Volunteering Conference on Tuesday at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne.

 5.23 PM 26 August, 2016

Mildura firefighters run 563km to Melbourne

Ten CFA firefighters will join 10 MFB colleagues to run from Mildura to Melbourne in memory of well-respected Senior Station Officer Damien Burke.

 3.01 PM 24 August, 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

Nyah Nyah West asks residents to adopt a hydrant

Nyah Nyah West Fire Brigade will soon be circulating an “Adopt a Hydrant” flyer to residents in the Nyah area who live near a fire hydrant.

 3.05 PM 27 June, 2016

Swan Hill beats the heat

Swan Hill experiences extreme heat during late spring, throughout summer and often into autumn. With summer days recorded to over 46o the impact of extreme heat on communities and individuals in Swan Hill is severe. 

 5.48 PM 22 June, 2016

Melton LFF Rod’s free fitness classes

This week is Men’s Health Week, a countrywide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. Rod Merrett is a member maintaining his own fitness and supporting other members to do the same.

 2.25 PM 15 June, 2016

Ouyen’s battery-change champ

This week is Men’s Health Week, a country-wide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. George Strickland is a member safeguarding his own wellbeing while protecting lives and property.

 11.24 AM 14 June, 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

Not farewell but 'see you soon' to Norm Bowen

Peer coordinator Norm Bowen was given a standing ovation last week following a special presentation in his honour, where OM Mark Gilmore spoke of his outstanding contribution to CFA that spans 60 years.

 12.19 PM 19 May, 2016

Mildura kids SAFE and aware

The SAFE program was held on 19, 20 and 21 April at the St Andrews Tennis Complex in Eleventh Street Mildura. During the 3 days, 651 primary aged children attended from 10 local schools.

 5.26 PM 11 May, 2016

North West says thanks to volunteers

From Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May 2016, CFA is celebrating and proud to support National Volunteer Week – an annual event to acknowledge the generous contribution of our volunteers.

 1.06 PM 6 May, 2016