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Running group looks after Riddells Creek hydrants

The network of fire hydrants within the township of Riddells Creek is set to remain in tip-top condition thanks to the efforts of a team of runners and walkers from the Riddells Creek branch of the Macedon Ranges Running Club.

 3.18 PM 11 June, 2015

Digital storytelling – an unexpected journey

Sometimes life’s journey can change in unexpected ways. For Tracey Mastropavlos, it was her 16-year-old daughter’s decision to join the Heathcote Fire Brigade in 2006 that led to her becoming a CFA member.

 2.30 PM 29 May, 2015

Historic Majorca building destroyed

After standing for 149 years the former Majorca general store has been destroyed by fire.

 11.17 AM 28 May, 2015

CFA rider wins bronze at games

The 2015 Victoria Police and Emergency Services Games were held 10 to 19 April. The Sport categories on offer were pretty diverse, from angling and darts to petanque, shooting and surfing.

 12.05 PM 22 May, 2015

Bendigo Thunder talk careers with CFA fireys

Bendigo career firefighters Nicole Eames and Stuart Laing met with players from the Bendigo Thunder Women’s Football Club yesterday (11 May) to talk to them about firefighting careers.

 4.09 PM 12 May, 2015

MASG partnership takes charge

Mount Alexander Catchment, Maldon, Metcalfe and Newstead groups have joined with Mount Alexander Sustainability Group to be a part of their battery recycling program.

 11.45 AM 5 May, 2015

Castlemaine community surveyed

This April and May, CFA will be out in the community surveying local community members on behalf of the Castlemaine Fire Brigade to help improve service delivery and community engagement.

 11.31 AM 5 May, 2015

Newstead honours outstanding service

Sunday 26 April saw a large gathering at the Newstead Fire Station for its brigade awards ceremony. ACO Mike Wassing presented long service awards, National Medals and National Emergency Medals.

 11.23 AM 5 May, 2015

OM's Update - May 2015

 11.17 AM 5 May, 2015

Fire at Benloch

Update at 4.48pm: Firefighters have brought the Benloch fire under control. Crews are likely to remain on the ground overnight.

 3.42 PM 4 May, 2015

Big fill used at structure fire

Malmsbury Big Fill recently came in handy at a structure fire in Denver. The house, which was fullly alight on arrival of crews, was unfortuntately destroyed but crews successfully protected and saved an adjoining house.

 11.52 AM 3 May, 2015

Ceremonial torches light the way in Bendigo

Four local brigades will take part in a special commemorative ceremony being held in Bendigo on ANZAC Eve.

 10.35 AM 23 April, 2015

Honouring a hero grandfather left scarred by war

Bendigo Brigade Senior Station Officer, Tim Fitzgerald is passionate about Australian military history – a passion arising from researching his own grandfather’s involvement in World War I.

 10.07 AM 17 April, 2015

Sedgwick Juniors hit the ground running

This years VFBV Junior Rural State Championships were held at St Arnaud on 28 and 29 March 2015. 

 5.23 PM 10 April, 2015

Gisborne digs deeper than ever

Residents and visitors to Gisborne had no escape on Good Friday as members of the Gisborne Fire Brigade and local Scout groups came knocking at the doors of residents, raising $15,747 for the Good Friday Appeal.

 4.30 PM 6 April, 2015

CFA highlights International Women's Day 2015

Since early last century women and men around the globe celebrate International Women’s Day each year on March 8. In the last few years, CFA members around the state enthusiastically join these international celebrations.

 10.32 AM 2 April, 2015

CFA and the Bendigo Easter Festival

Every year CFA play a significant role in The Bendigo Easter Festival, which is the oldest ongoing festival in Australia, and in 2015 will celebrate its 145th anniversary.

 3.44 PM 1 April, 2015

Handover for Hunter-Diggora, Kamarooka

Hunter-Diggora and Kamarooka brigades officially celebrated the handover of their new state-of-the-art Hino 2.4C 500 series crew cab tankers on 30 March.

 1.48 PM 1 April, 2015

Axedale Mow-Down makes a mint

Axedale and Mosquito Creek fire brigades combined forces with the AROLMRA over the weekend to host the inaugural Axedale Mow-Down. The event featured a series of ride-on mower races, with the mean-mowing-machines ranging from 50cc capacity all the way up to 450cc. 

 12.39 PM 1 April, 2015

Maldon's Come Along Evening

Maldon Group hosted its first Come Along Evening on 25 March to introduce firefighters to District specialist equipment.

 12.19 PM 1 April, 2015