News & Media

District 2 News

Fire restrictions in West, North West, North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 20 November 2017:

 11.30 AM 14 November, 2017

Bendigo Fire Brigade becomes EMR capable

A CFA-Ambulance Victoria co-responder initiative aimed at increasing potentially life-saving medical assistance at the scene of emergency incidents has been expanded.

 3.35 PM 9 November, 2017

Campbells Creek life member and awards night

Campbells Creek Fire Brigade held an awards night on 6 October.

 9.38 AM 25 October, 2017

Grass fire in Tylden

Spring weather is truly here and CFA firefighters got a taste of the season to come when they were called to a grass and scrub fire at Blue Gum Plantations this afternoon (18 September).

 5.25 PM 18 September, 2017

Preserving fire services history

Members of CFA and the broader community interested in restoring old firefighting equipment and trucks are welcome to join the Central Victorian Fire Services Preservation Society (CVFSPS).

 11.04 AM 30 August, 2017

All for one at Malmsbury

When the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre (YJC) opened a high security unit in 2015 with 45 beds for men aged 18 to 21 years, the number of annual turnouts for Malmsbury dramatically increased from an average of 50 to about 160. 

 9.26 AM 29 August, 2017

At 92, Bob’s still pitching in with CFA

Bob Adams has been a member of CFA for almost 80 years, fighting his first fire at just 14 years old.

 1.50 PM 28 August, 2017

Help for brigades facing rural decline

There’s been a population boom in Victoria. The 2016 Census shows that more than 6.1 million people now call Victoria home - an increase of more than 15 per cent in just ten years.

 5.06 PM 15 August, 2017

SAFE program a hit with school children

The popular SAFE (Safety Awareness Field Education) multi-agency program has been running in Victoria’s North West region since 2004, delivering safety education sessions to children in grades 3 and 4. 

 10.39 AM 27 July, 2017

Rochester builds Indigenous connection

More than six months after Rochester Fire Brigade hosted CFA’s first Smoking Ceremony focusing on safe passage through the fire season, the brigade’s members continue to increase their knowledge of local Indigenous culture.

 5.35 PM 29 May, 2017

Combining street art with community safety

On Wednesday 10 May, Castlemaine Fire Brigade members sprang into action racing their pumper and tanker to the local tattoo parlour. 

 1.18 PM 12 May, 2017

Up in smoke

Rick had just finished putting away the grubby brushes and rags, just as he had done the previous day, then closed the old shed doors.

 12.41 PM 22 March, 2017

Arms Out for Alya blood challenge

MFB LFF Kylie Evans (who appeared in a grassfire advertisement and an Australian Survivor contestant) has issued a challenge to all MFB and CFA staff and volunteers to donate blood between 1 February and 30 April 2017.

 11.31 AM 14 March, 2017

Comunity education tip March 2017

Fires are unpredictable and plans can fail. Having a back-up plan that identifies your shelter or last resort options may save your life if you are caught in a fire.

 10.28 AM 9 March, 2017

Working together to get the job done

Strathloddon and Glenlyon groups have been working together for the past 12 months to develop a greater rapport in order to create safer communities.

 9.40 AM 9 March, 2017

D2 Celebrating Volunteer Week Working Group

District 2 is seeking five enthusiastic volunteers to lead our National Volunteer Week celebrations.

 9.36 AM 9 March, 2017

McIvor Community Awards 2017 - Heathcote FB

In 2000 the Heathcote Rural & Heathcote Urban Brigade amalgamated, forming the present Heathcote Brigade

 9.29 AM 9 March, 2017

A new face for District 2

Name: Tim Wells (and son of well-known Axe Creek & volunteer driving instructor John Wells) Position:  Acting Operations Officer How long have you been with the CFA?   27 years What do you enjoy most about being part of the CFA?   The people and the teamwork What is your favourite movie?   Burn After Reading Where did you go on you last holiday?   Istanbul to Paris by bicycle! Who do you follow in the AFL/NRL?   Hawthorn… but I seem to be one of the only people within CFA that doesn’t really follow the footy What’s one of the items on your Bucket List?   Visit Ningaloo Reef, West Australia

 3.07 PM 6 March, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

 2.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Trentham FB thanks Lyonville community

Thank you to the Lyonville community.

 10.03 AM 26 February, 2017