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District 2 Update - September 2015

This month's update includes information about some key activity taking part during pre-season as well as other important movements across the district.

 10.13 AM 22 September, 2015

D2 inter-brigade training

Approximately two years ago four brigades came together and conducted training on a Thursday night in Castlemaine. At the completion of that night the four brigades involved; Campbells Creek, Castlemaine, Chewton and Harcourt agreed to continue the training bi-monthly with each brigade taking a turn at being the host.

 11.18 AM 21 September, 2015

CFA/SES joint training a success for Golden Square

Golden Square Firefighters have spent two weeks during September undertaking joint training with the Bendigo SES unit. The training is a part of an annual joint training relationship that has been developed between the brigade and the unit.

 11.08 AM 21 September, 2015

Domestic violence workshop at Woodend brigade

Woodend Fire Brigade Captain Mick Christie was at a recent regional meeting where a new program ‘Against domestic violence’ was discussed. “They were looking for some CFA brigades to become involved and participate in a special workshop”, Mick said, “and I was more than happy for Woodend brigade to participate”.

 3.02 PM 10 September, 2015

Charlton raises its profile

No one expected the one-in-200-year flood that hit Charlton in 2011 to return with full force a few months later.

 1.19 PM 24 August, 2015

Breaking the barriers

It’s always good when brigades can come together to perform training. It is even better when they can break down the invisible barriers through cross-district training.

 3.17 PM 14 August, 2015

New Romsey Fire Station opens

Romsey Fire Brigade members past and present were joined by the Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, Cr Ian Ellis (Macedon Ranges Shire Council), CFA Board Member Michael Tudball AFSM, Chief Officer Euan Ferguson AFSM and Ops Officer Andrew Waterson to officially open their new fire station on Friday 24 July 2015.

 2.57 PM 14 August, 2015

District 2 takes a stand

We know that preventing violence against women is an important community issue, but many of us just don’t know how we can help.

 2.49 PM 14 August, 2015

CFA awards 477 years of service at Kyneton

Kyneton Fire Brigade recently acknowledged combined service of more than 440 years at their Brigade Dinner and Presentation Night on July 25th at the Kyneton Bowling Club.

 5.41 PM 26 July, 2015

Mosquito Creek celebrates

On Sunday 12 July, on a drizzly wet day, Mosquito Creek Fire Brigade shone brightly with reason to celebrate.

 10.59 AM 16 July, 2015

Legends support sportsman's night

The Elphinstone and Kangaroo Flat brigades joined forces in June to host a sportsman's night at the Kangaroo Flat Sports Club.

 10.54 AM 16 July, 2015

District 2 welcomes new driving instructors

Under CFA's new driving strategy, which took effect on 1 July, within five years drivers of CFA vehicles will need to have demonstrated competency in driving vehicles under operational conditions.

 10.51 AM 16 July, 2015

Fortuna Group hazmat exercise

Sixty Firefighters from Fortuna Group brigades recently took part in a large-scale hazardous materials incident training exercise in Golden Square.

 10.48 AM 16 July, 2015

Malmsbury pre-planning for new justice centre

Malmsbury Fire Brigade has been busy planning for the opening of the new Youth Justice Facility at Malmsbury.

 10.41 AM 16 July, 2015

Rosebery Fire Station doubles as museum

On the Henty Highway between Hopetoun and Beulah lies the Rosebery Fire Station which now doubles as the local museum of past community history. Now, as families leave the area, their significant historic memorabilia is passed on to the brigade, and the new station has a permanent display.

 11.46 AM 30 June, 2015

North West rehab units meet at Golden Square

For the first time, the North West Regions rehab units met at Golden Square this week to share learnings and ideas.

 2.17 PM 25 June, 2015

Violence prevention is everyone's business

Mike Wassing admits he is not an expert on violence prevention, but as a father of three girls and a man shocked by the statistics that one in three women has experienced physical violence, he could not sit back and say it was someone else’s responsibility.

 1.47 PM 25 June, 2015

OM's Update - June 2015

This month: District Training Plan District Vehicle and Equipment Plan District Planning Committee (DPC) elections Brigade Classification District 2 National Emergency Medal Presentation

 3.36 PM 16 June, 2015

Woolworths raises funds for brigades

CFA brigades in Victoria’s North will receive new cooling equipment, communications gear, portable lighting systems and other items courtesy of fundraising by Woolworths.

 3.47 PM 12 June, 2015

Golden Square live fire training

Firefighters from Golden Square recently had the opportunity to undertake live fire training using the CFA’s Mobile Industrial Prop.

 12.24 PM 12 June, 2015