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District 18 News

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

Helitak worth its weight in grain

The medium helicopter stationed at Sea Lake District 18 has already proven its worth this harvest season.

 12.53 PM 2 December, 2013

Crews battle scorched almond hulls

Excellent work by crews saved more than $1 million of almond hulls with 42,000 unburnt tonnes moved to a distant stockpile involving the coordination of 3300 truckloads over seven days.

 3.40 PM 26 November, 2013

Photos from Sovereign Hill

CFA volunteer Heatheranne Bullen has provided us with some more great photos of a historic firefighting display taking place at Sovereign Hill this week.

 2.27 PM 22 November, 2013

Fire at Irymple metal recycler

A fire burning at an Irymple metal recycling plant is likely to burn into the evening (Monday 18 November).

 5.11 PM 18 November, 2013

Hot weather prompts fire warning

Mallee residents are being urged to be fire ready tomorrow with temperatures in the mid 30’s leading to a forecast for severe fire danger.

 5.05 PM 18 November, 2013

Carwarp almond husk fire

A fire burning in huge piles of almond husks at a processing factory at Carwarp, near Mildura, is expected to burn for several days.

 2.15 PM 8 November, 2013

Burn off warning

Residents in the north west of Victoria are being urged to postpone any planned burn offs today due to bad fire weather conditions.

 9.16 AM 2 November, 2013

Fire Danger Period starts in D18

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will begin at 1.00am on 4 November, 2013 for the following municipalities.

 12.02 PM 1 November, 2013

CFA member dies at private burn-off

CFA Acting Chief Officer Steve Warrington has expressed his deepest sympathies to the family and colleagues of a CFA member who died in an incident in Victoria’s north-west this afternoon.

 7.37 PM 19 October, 2013