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District 18 News

Dramatic rope rescue for trapped boy

CFA members in Mildura and other emergency services were involved in a dramatic high angle rescue on Good Friday.

 3.29 PM 4 April, 2015

Paddle steamer up in smoke

It's not a call you want to get at 5.05am when over half the brigade are away at the State Championships.

 10.03 AM 12 March, 2015

D18 and 20 Connecting Women Forum

On Sunday 22 February 2015, a typical hot day in the Mallee, 63 women from Districts 18 and 20 attended the Connecting Women Forum in Berriwillock. The purpose of the day was to build confidence and encourage women to be more actively involved in their brigades. 

 1.37 PM 2 March, 2015

Ground observers get ahead of the fire

There’s a changing landscape of risk in District 2 and CFA ground observers (GOs) operating out of Bendigo are helping fire services stay a step ahead.

 11.38 AM 23 February, 2015

Total Fire Ban in Wimmera and Mallee Sunday 15 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Mallee and Wimmera fire weather districts, for Sunday 15 February 2015.

 3.07 PM 14 February, 2015

Volunteering as Air Attack Supervisor

Newham volunteer Andrew Avent has an ideal background for air attack supervision. He’s been with CFA for 12 years and is Wildfire 2 and crew leader qualified so he understands fire behavior. 

 10.46 AM 9 February, 2015

More than a century later and still going strong

Fire brigades have been holding local and district competitions for more than 140 years. The Rural Championships have been held continuously since the early 1950s. This year is no different with approximately 200 brigades competing in the Urban and Rural State Championships.

 1.07 PM 4 February, 2015

Teenagers fined $886 for unattended campfire

Two Mildura teenagers were fined $443 each on Friday (12 December) for leaving a campfire unattended on Merbein Common on 2 December.

 1.01 PM 17 December, 2014

Total Fire Ban in Mallee, Wimmera on Sunday

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has declared a total fire ban for Sunday November 30 for the Mallee and Wimmera districts.

 2.24 PM 29 November, 2014

North West Region commits to violence prevention

Today was a seminal day for women and men in North West Region for two reasons.

 8.36 PM 25 November, 2014

North West Region walks for White Ribbon Day

Today, North West Region members joined the Bendigo Walks for White Ribbon Day to demonstrate our commitment to ending violence against women.

 8.29 PM 25 November, 2014

Light tanker for Red Cliffs

Captain Glenn Shaw and the other members of Red Cliffs Fire Brigade are delighted to welcome the first light tanker in District 18.

 3.43 PM 18 November, 2014

Second TFB declared in the Mallee

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has declared a total fire ban for tomorrow Saturday November 8 for the Mallee district.

 3.04 PM 7 November, 2014

First Total Fire Ban of the season in the Mallee

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has declared the first Total Fire Ban of the 2014/15 fire season in the Mallee District.

 4.23 PM 3 November, 2014

Fire at Birdwoodton

Firefighters attended an early morning fire at a dilapidated house in Birdwoodton, near Mildura.

 9.10 AM 16 October, 2014

Mallee Fire Danger Period to start

The Fire Danger Period will begin at 1.00am on Monday, 27 October 2014 for the Swan Hill, Mildura, Buloke and Yarriambick (northern part) municipalities in CFA’s North West Region.

 9.56 AM 10 October, 2014

Wassing takes a stand against violence

CFA Assistant Chief Officer Mike Wassing says statistics about violence against women are shocking.

 7.58 AM 6 October, 2014

Fire at Red Cliffs factory

CFA firefighters are continuing to black out a suspicious blaze in a factory packing yard at Red Cliffs near Mildura this morning.

 10.27 AM 27 August, 2014

New career firefighters start today

CFA’s 21 new career firefighters have arrived on station today, joining the ranks of more than 685 already protecting lives and property at fire stations across Victoria and supporting CFA’s 55,000 volunteers.

 2.48 PM 10 June, 2014

Loddon Mallee exercise

On 14 May, Victoria Police, CFA, SES and emergency services and supporting agencies of the Loddon Mallee Region conducted Exercise Duplex. 

 2.42 PM 15 May, 2014