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District 2 News

Harcourt captain receives a local Australia Award

We all know that Mount Alexander catchment is full of great brigade members doing marvellous things, but now some of them have the awards to prove it.

 11.17 AM 8 February, 2017

Macedon goes automatic

Shortly after Ash Wednesday, the Macedon community rallied to raise funds for the town’s first brigade-owned vehicle. Not only was it brigade owned. It was brigade built.

 5.00 PM 17 January, 2017

Southern Mallee Group Officer Afford talks risk

Group Officer Doug Afford spoke to Brigade magazine in late October from the top of a hill looking across the undulating cropping country and “a heck of a lot of growth” in his group area. 

 10.43 AM 14 November, 2016

All Juniors are winners at the Midlands Cup

Congratulations to the participating teams at the Midlands Cup held at the Coimadai Fire Station yesterday.

 2.11 PM 7 November, 2016

Truganina welcomes pre-summer new recruits

Truganina is just one of many brigades around Victoria working hard to get their new recruits through training in time for summer.

 10.30 AM 12 September, 2016

ESO blood challenge closes for 2016

The 2016 Emergency Services Blood Challenge, conducted from 1 June to 31 August, has now closed with a record number of donations made across the emergency services sector. 

 12.24 PM 2 September, 2016

It's here! Planned burn training for volunteers

New North West Region Burn Controller short course at Gisborne.

 12.15 PM 12 July, 2016

Update your Details

Members are being reminded to check their contact details and settings are up to date, for both safety reasons and to ensure you are able to receive important messages directly.

 9.45 AM 4 July, 2016

Supporting volunteers in more ways than one

A large percentage of CFA volunteers are farmers. Not only do they protect life and property in rural communities, they also provide all Victorians with one of life’s necessities – food! As changing environmental and economic conditions impact farmers throughout the state, CFA is helping through a range of events and initiatives.

 2.39 PM 24 June, 2016

Nandaly's recruiting success

Nandaly Fire Brigade has increased its volunteer membership base by 20 per cent following a local recruitment drive.

 12.13 PM 1 June, 2016

Welcome Assistant Chief Officer Gavin Thompson

On behalf of District 2, I would like to welcome ACO Gavin Thompson to North West Region.

 11.53 AM 12 February, 2016

D2N is here to stay

At the end of 2014 we launched District 2 News (D2N) on a trial basis as a way to inform our membership of relevant information, innovations, and changes across the District.

 11.25 AM 12 February, 2016

Golden Square house fire

A fire investigator is at the scene of an overnight house fire in Golden Square, Bendigo. 

 8.42 AM 1 February, 2016

Costerfield mine fire

CFA crews were called to reports of a fire at an underground mine in McNichols Lane in Costerfield around 3pm today (15 December).

 4.59 PM 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

Castlemaine opens its doors

On Sunday 25 October Castlemaine Fire Brigade held its Open Day which proved to be extremely popular and well beyond our expectations.

 10.11 AM 24 November, 2015

New recruits for Metcalfe Group

Metcalfe Group of brigades recently held a CFA Recruit Course (Bushfire Firefighter) at Castlemaine Fire Station. Local volunteer instructors Darryn Cutlack and Ron Gartside from Castlemaine Fire Brigade took the 19 new members through two days of theory and one day of practical assessment. 

 9.57 AM 24 November, 2015

Newstead and Maldon groups visited by VicPol

In October Newstead and Maldon groups invited Victoria Police to Campbells Creek Fire Station for a presentation about clandestine (secret) drug laboratories. Approximately 40 brigade members sat transfixed watching a presentation about the dangers and warning signs of labs which can affect firefighters.

 9.48 AM 24 November, 2015

Smoke alarm saves Eaglehawk couple

A working smoke alarm has saved the lives of an Eaglehawk couple this morning.

 7.59 AM 20 November, 2015