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District 18 News

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.

 5.23 PM 3 November, 2014

Fire at Birdwoodton

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

 10.10 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.

 10.56 AM 10 October, 2014

Wassing takes a stand against violence

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

 8.58 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.

 11.27 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.

 3.48 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. 

 3.42 PM 15 May, 2014

Jamie’s volunteer career

***Jamie Simpson, a CFA volunteer, is being profiled as part of a special series focusing on volunteers to celebrate National Volunteer Week May 12-18. 

 5.12 PM 14 May, 2014

Curyo Fire Station a social hub

***Captain Roger Lehmann and the Curyo Fire Brigade are being profiled as part of a special series focusing on volunteers to celebrate National Volunteer Week May 12-18.

 4.51 PM 14 May, 2014

Barb on the CFA training track

***Barb Hall, CFA volunteer is being profiled as part ofa special series focusing on volunteers to celebrate National Volunteer WeekMay 12-18.

 1.16 PM 14 May, 2014

OUA all the way

Broadford Urban fire brigade was fortunate to have received the very generous assistance of Open Universities Australia who sent a crew up to assist the brigade with some much needed station TLC.

 10.02 PM 9 May, 2014

Beulah women fast responders

Beulah Brigade has a lot of busy farmers on its books, but they still manage to ‘hit it hard, hit it fast’, thanks in no small part to its female firefighters who tend to stay closer to home and can dash to the station. 

 8.40 AM 6 March, 2014

2014 VFBV Junior Urban State Champs

The 2014 VFBV Junior Urban State Championships at Swan Hill are being held this weekend (Sat 22 and Sun 23 Feb). See the latest photos and final results here.

 1.28 PM 22 February, 2014

All clear in the Mallee

The final all clear has been issued this week for the Mallee fires that started nearly a month ago.

 11.35 AM 14 February, 2014

Vols Linga longer at air base

Huntly Fire Brigade members celebrated the green (Department of Environment and Primary Industries) and the gold (CFA) alongside Parks Victoria and pilots at Linga air base on Australia Day.

 2.31 PM 31 January, 2014

Captain on Ouyen emergency

For the first time in living memory, fire threatened to come in to Ouyen on the night on Friday 17 January.

 12.45 PM 31 January, 2014

Captain on Yaapeet fireground

With fire activity close to home since Tuesday 14 January, the days and nights are starting to blur together for Yaapeet Captain Troy Fisher.

 11.50 AM 30 January, 2014

Staff raise funds for Xmas

When all Loddon Mallee staff gathered for their final team meeting of the year, they took the opportunity to raise money for some Swan Hill community groups.

 4.07 PM 17 December, 2013

FDP preparation for Kyneton Group

Kyneton Group of brigades recently held a Fire Danger Period (FDP) preparation night for Crew Leaders and brigade officers. Neighbouring group management teams, Macedon Ranges Fire Management Officer and partner agencies were also invited to attend the night.

 1.40 PM 12 December, 2013

Kyneton Group Exercise 2013

The Kyneton Group of Fire Brigades recently held their group exercise in the Carlsruhe area in Central Victoria. The exercise focussed on core firefighting skills for newer or less experienced members and for those needing to brush up on basic skills.

 2.17 PM 8 December, 2013