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Hazard Abatement in Sunbury

Hazard Reduction Burning is an integral part of Sunbury Fire Brigade's Hazard Abatement Program, one of which they performed earlier last month.

 12.45 AM 3 January, 2014

Toolleen grassfire

A grassfire which burnt an estimated 1130 hectares at Toolleen, east of Bendigo, today (26/12) is under control.

 8.14 PM 26 December, 2013

Staff raise funds for Xmas

When all Loddon Mallee staff gathered for their final team meeting of the year, they took the opportunity to raise money for some Swan Hill community groups.

 4.07 PM 17 December, 2013

FDP preparation for Kyneton Group

Kyneton Group of brigades recently held a Fire Danger Period (FDP) preparation night for Crew Leaders and brigade officers. Neighbouring group management teams, Macedon Ranges Fire Management Officer and partner agencies were also invited to attend the night.

 1.40 PM 12 December, 2013

Dances, recipes raise brigade funds

Last week the Newstead Fire Brigade auxiliary held another of their bi-monthly old-time fundraising dances. Dress: neat, casual.

 10.09 AM 12 December, 2013

Kyneton Group Exercise 2013

The Kyneton Group of Fire Brigades recently held their group exercise in the Carlsruhe area in Central Victoria. The exercise focussed on core firefighting skills for newer or less experienced members and for those needing to brush up on basic skills.

 2.17 PM 8 December, 2013

Goldfields Railway burn

On 1 December, brigades in the Castlemaine area conducted a fuel reduction burn along a section of the Victorian Goldfields Railway between Castlemaine and Maldon.

 6.21 PM 2 December, 2013

A timely grass fire reminder

Gisborne firefighters turned out to a grass fire on the Calder Freeway at New Gisborne on Tuesday around noon.

 10.33 AM 28 November, 2013

Planned burn smoke to linger

Smoke from the Diggers Track planned burn 10 kilometres east of Blackwood is likely to drift across Werribee and western Melbourne today and overnight.

 3.14 PM 27 November, 2013

Crews battle scorched almond hulls

Excellent work by crews saved more than $1 million of almond hulls with 42,000 unburnt tonnes moved to a distant stockpile involving the coordination of 3300 truckloads over seven days.

 3.40 PM 26 November, 2013

CFA Sunday early at Malmsbury

CFA Sunday came early to Malmsbury in Central Victoria with the annual Malmsbury Fayre held. The Fayre which atracts about 5000 visitors to the town is held in the historic Malmsbury Botanic Gardens.

 8.20 PM 17 November, 2013

Bushfire Expo this Sunday

Last minute preparations are in full swing ahead of next weekends Bushfire & Emergency Services Expo at Riddells Creek.

 10.52 PM 10 November, 2013

Summer fire season preparation

A Guide for CFA firefighters by Dirty Harry Productions: This document was written by Lt Peter Harry in November 2012 for members of the Mount Macedon Group. This is shared in Peter's memory.

 3.48 PM 8 November, 2013

Oscar 1 strikes gold at rescue comp

Bendigo-based Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade performed well at the recent 2013 Victorian Mine Rescue Competition in the Latrobe Valley, winning two of the eight events and finishing 3rd overall, with less than half a percentage point between the top three teams.

 3.20 PM 6 November, 2013

Fireys drumming up support

The Golden Square Fire Brigade is fundraising for a new shed.

 5.52 PM 24 October, 2013

Maiden Gully vehicle handover

Three new vehicles for Maiden Gully Fire Brigade.

 4.48 PM 22 October, 2013

Tylden trains with our neighbours

Last Wednesday night, Tylden Fire Brigade undertook practical training on ventilation at structural fires, with local brigades from Springhill, Trentham and Woodend. It was a good opportunity for the four brigades to come together, particularly since Tylden is on the border of three different groups (Kyneton, Mount Macedon and Glenlyon Groups), to continue to develop our relationships with each other.

 7.39 PM 18 October, 2013

Temporary home destroyed at Barfold

A portable school classroom being used as a temporary home at Barfold was destroyed by fire last night.

 9.34 AM 19 September, 2013

New big fill for Malmsbury

Malmsbury brigade recently took possession of a new big fill vehicle.

 6.11 PM 16 September, 2013

Lima East multi-agency rescue

A teenage girl taking part in a school adventure camp slipped into a crevice while rock climbing and became wedged, sparking a multi-agency rescue in Lima East.

 1.46 PM 13 September, 2013