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District 18 News

Women firing up in District 18

Seventeen female volunteers from the furthest reaches of District 18 came together at VEMTC Sunraysia Campus on Sunday to practice their skills as part of the Women in Firefighting event.

 6.07 PM 3 May, 2016

Look out for red back spiders

21-year-old CFA firefighter Jenna Allen is speaking out to fellow members about the dangers of red back spiders, warning members in rural areas to take care.

 11.29 AM 12 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 2016

Mildura 2016 Urban Senior State Champs Progress

The Mildura Urban Senior Championships have been hotly contested.

 5.18 PM 13 March, 2016

CFA: stay away from Maitreya music festival

CFA has added its voice to authorities urging revellers to stay away from the unauthorised Maitreya music festival after organises failed to obtain a permit for the event near Charlton.

 4.52 PM 8 March, 2016

Volunteer fireys to do battle at champs

CFA members are gearing up to showcase their skills at the Volunteer Fire Brigades Senior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Mildura on 12 March.

 9.12 AM 4 March, 2016

New Assistant Chief for North West

CFA’s North West Region has welcomed a new Assistant Chief Officer with Gavin Thompson starting in the role today (Monday). 

 9.57 AM 11 January, 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