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Golden Square’s rehab unit online

District 2 Fire Fighters now have access to a Firefighter Rehabilitation Unit located at Golden Square which can be requested through VicFire to attend any fire or incident requiring firefighters to be put through rehabilitation.

 9.43 AM 17 March, 2015

Paddle steamer up in smoke

It's not a call you want to get at 5.05am when over half the brigade are away at the State Championships.

 10.03 AM 12 March, 2015

A win-win for CFA and Hesket Kerrie Brigade

In 2013, a fire in hilly and heavily-treed terrain around Kerrie saw the slip-on become the appliance of choice with its ability to manoeuvre and cope with steep slopes.

 4.27 PM 6 March, 2015

Hazardous trees training for Malmsbury

Malmsbury Fire Brigade recently conducted in-house hazardous trees training for its members. The training, which included a video and field visit, centred around the new Joint Standard Operating Procedure (JSOP 8.03).

 7.36 AM 3 March, 2015

OM's Update - March 2015

It appears that the end may be in sight to what has been an interesting summer season for us. Our early fire conditions and activity kept us busy right up until early into the new year. However, more favourable conditions and, in some cases, reasonable rainfall has seen conditions become much more sedate than at the same time last year.

 4.01 PM 2 March, 2015

New tanker for Talbot

Talbot Fire Brigade’s 1986 Hino 3.4 tanker has been upgraded, having served Talbot for 28 years, and had been decommissioned in November 2014. 

 3.06 PM 2 March, 2015

Summer's over, restrictions are not

Summer ends but the fire restrictions remain Although summer officially ends on 28 February, the Fire Danger Period doesn’t!

 2.55 PM 2 March, 2015

Planned burn in Victoria Park, Newington

CFA advises that a 5 hectare planned burn is scheduled within Victoria Park, Newington - from 4:00 pm today, Friday 27, February.

 1.07 PM 27 February, 2015

Celebrating women in emergency services

International Women’s Day is fast approaching and women across North West Region who work or volunteer for emergency services will be celebrated with a special afternoon tea in Bendigo.

 8.24 AM 26 February, 2015

Ground observers get ahead of the fire

There’s a changing landscape of risk in District 2 and CFA ground observers (GOs) operating out of Bendigo are helping fire services stay a step ahead.

 11.38 AM 23 February, 2015

Kids fire safe at Gisborne

Last Wednesday members of Gisborne Fire Brigade visited the Good Start Early Learning Centre in New Gisborne.

 9.39 AM 20 February, 2015

Gisborne Australian Flag Presentation

Rob Mitchell MP recently visited the crew at Gisborne CFA to present a brand new Australian National Flag, as well as deliver some ‘Thank you Fireys’ balloons to promote National Red Balloon Day.

 9.34 AM 20 February, 2015

MFPO Update - Greater Bendigo

In recent weeks City of Greater Bendigo’s Compliance Officer has been inspecting properties that have recently had structures built in accordance with a BOM and were subject to a planning permit.

 3.42 PM 16 February, 2015

Local Matters for Maiden Gully

This month, Maiden Gully Fire Brigade has been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Bendigo. Local Matters is a community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 to the community every month.

 10.23 AM 16 February, 2015

A nasty surprise for Mt Macedon

Mount Macedon brigade was greeted by some unwelcome visitors at a recent training exercise.

 10.04 AM 16 February, 2015

CFA in multi-agency silo rescue

A man who became stuck in a silo yesterday at a property near Bendigo was rescued in a multi-agency effort, led by CFA.

 3.25 PM 11 February, 2015

VFBV State Urban Championships - Bendigo 2015

Bendigo is in readiness to host the 132nd annual VFBV State Urban Fire Championships on the weekend of 7th, 8th &  9th March 2015.

 3.31 PM 9 February, 2015

Volunteering as Air Attack Supervisor

Newham volunteer Andrew Avent has an ideal background for air attack supervision. He’s been with CFA for 12 years and is Wildfire 2 and crew leader qualified so he understands fire behavior. 

 10.46 AM 9 February, 2015

More than a century later and still going strong

Fire brigades have been holding local and district competitions for more than 140 years. The Rural Championships have been held continuously since the early 1950s. This year is no different with approximately 200 brigades competing in the Urban and Rural State Championships.

 1.07 PM 4 February, 2015

Australia Day Honours for Poppy

On Australia Day, Kerran Webb (affectionately known as “Poppy”) received a Maldon & District Life Membership for outstanding service to the community. 

 1.18 PM 2 February, 2015