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North West says thanks to volunteers

From Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May 2016, CFA is celebrating and proud to support National Volunteer Week – an annual event to acknowledge the generous contribution of our volunteers.

 1.06 PM 6 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Walmer's new station

Walmer Fire Brigade members celebrated the opening of their new station on Saturday 2 April. Around 75 people witnessed the opening including members of the brigade, local politicians and the community. 

 2.11 PM 29 April, 2016

MCG Country Game CFA Parade

Round 4 of the 2016 AFL Football Season saw the introduction of the first Country Game which included a parade of proud CFA volunteers around the MCG. 

 2.03 PM 29 April, 2016

Easter in Bendigo

Participation in the Bendigo Easter Festival is an annual event for a number of Brigades and Groups across the City of Greater Bendigo with this year being no exception.

 1.56 PM 29 April, 2016

Metcalfe Group Awards

April 15th to 18th was a busy weekend for Brigades in the Metcalfe Group with a number of award ceremonies taking place. 

 1.46 PM 29 April, 2016

Goldfields firefighters honoured

More than 100 CFA volunteers from the Goldfields region have been recognised for their efforts to protect the community during the 2009 bushfires.

 1.28 PM 29 April, 2016

Firefighting saw improves roof access

A world-first firefighting pole saw developed by Bendigo fire brigade is well on the way to finding a home on CFA’s Bronto ladder platform fleet.

 12.45 PM 26 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

Celebrate our success

In March members of CFA, DELWP and Mt Alexander Shire Council, along with members of the public, went to the site of a fire in Fryerstown which ignited in December 2015.

 2.51 PM 1 April, 2016

Harcourt and Taradale’s long weekend

Brigades in the Metcalfe Group had a very busy long weekend with both Harcourt and Taradale brigades getting involved in community activities. Both brigades had their signature community events which are held each year over the Labour Day weekend.

 2.40 PM 1 April, 2016

CFA and Bunnings initiative in North West Region

2016 Smoke Alarm Campaign In 2015 there were over 3,000 home fires in Victoria alone. Smoke alarms are designed to provide an early warning and time to evacuate safely – but they can only do this if they work.

 2.31 PM 1 April, 2016

Sedgwick Juniors do it again

Sedgwick Fire Brigade is lucky to have such talented Juniors. For three years in a row they have won the District 2 Rural Junior Championship in the 11-13-year-old category.

 2.25 PM 1 April, 2016

Joint entry for Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts

This year saw a partnership between Eaglehawk Fire Brigade and the North West Region Community Education Group in the annual Dahlia and Arts Festival street procession.

 2.15 PM 1 April, 2016

Campbells Creek car boot sale

Campbells Creek Fire Brigade held a car boot sale at the fire station, on Saturday 5 March as part of its fundraising activities.

 2.11 PM 1 April, 2016

Golden Square hit the pool

Golden Square members and their families enjoyed a perfect day at the Golden Square Community Pool on Sunday 28 February, free of charge, thanks to the pool opening its gates to say thanks to their local heroes. 

 2.06 PM 1 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 2016

2016 Bendigo Easter Torchlight

As part of the annual Bendigo Easter Festival, brigades from in and around the Bendigo area took part in a torchlight on Saturday night (26 March).

 9.16 PM 27 March, 2016

Taradale Under the Stars Family Film Night

Taradale House, a new accommodation venue located at the end of Phillips Road in Taradale has recently held its’ annual Under the Stars Family Film Night. 

 2.26 PM 4 March, 2016

CFA Emergency Memberlink Cards

Emergency Memberlink is a key recognition program that thanks members for their significant contribution and dedication to CFA and creating safer communities.

 2.18 PM 4 March, 2016