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District 2 News

2016 Craigieburn Torchlight

Brigades from accross Hume Group and wider District 14, 2, and 12, came together once again for Craigieburn Fire Brigade's Annual Torchlight.

 11.16 PM 28 February, 2016

What is a Duraline hose?

The correct name for the rubber covered hose that is commonly referred to as Duraline is extruded hose.

 12.10 PM 12 February, 2016

Community Safety continues to support District 2

Continuing on from the numerous Fire Ready Victoria Meetings and community engagement at local events, from the start of February a series of Fire Ready Victoria street meetings were conducted around the Castlemaine and Campbells Creek areas.

 12.05 PM 12 February, 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

Changes to the District 2 team

In October 2015 CFA commenced the transition to a new region and district structure aimed at enhancing the level of support we provide to our front line people.

 11.36 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

Kyneton brigade takes to the sky

Kyneton Fire Brigade members and their families took a flight around their local area in recognition of and thanks for their service and sacrifice to the Kyneton community.

 9.26 AM 11 February, 2016

Eaglehawk pavilion fire

Firefighters have managed to salvage memorabilia stored in an Eaglehawk pavilion damaged by fire early this morning. 

 9.47 AM 4 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

New Assistant Chief for North West

CFA’s North West Region has welcomed a new Assistant Chief Officer with Gavin Thompson starting in the role today (Monday). 

 9.57 AM 11 January, 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

The Red Austins at Lancefield on 28 November

Lancefield, Benloch, Nulla Vale, Newham and Pastoria Fire Brigades Present THE RED AUSTINS and KAYLA DWYER.

 7.38 AM 19 November, 2015

Country kids get fire ready

Chewton Fire Brigade paid a visit to Chewton Primary School this morning to teach a Fire Safe Kids lesson as part of Fire Action Week.

 12.48 PM 5 November, 2015

A busy night for fireys on Halloween

CFA firefighters demonstrated their many skills with a range of different incidents across the state overnight.

 9.41 AM 1 November, 2015