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District 2 News

Update from Kerang captain

Captain Ramon Steel lives only about three blocks away from the Kerang Hotel. He could see the smoke and flames as he backed out of his driveway early Saturday morning in response to the fire call.

 12.18 PM 9 September, 2013

Woodend CFA doesn't sit on fence

Woodend SES and CFA organised a special working bee on Saturday August 31 to assist a new, young family to Woodend who lost their father in a tragic chainsaw accident two weekends ago.

 12.01 PM 2 September, 2013

Golden Square passes on skills

Members of Golden Square have recently been providing some training in structural fire fighting to rural brigades in the district. This is all about passing on what we can to brigades who aren't as skilled in certain parts of fire fighting. While giving our members an opportunity to practise some leadership, mentoring & practical instruction techniques

 6.32 PM 26 August, 2013

Train catches fire near Elphinstone

A V-Line freight train caught fire overnight near the tunnel between Elphinstone and Castlemaine.

 11.52 AM 8 August, 2013

Three injured in overnight fires

A Wonthaggi woman has been airlifted to hospital after receiving burns to 40 per cent of her body.

 9.05 AM 6 August, 2013

Kyneton brigade and ambo training

Monday evening at training, Kyneton brigade coordinated a joint training event with the local Kyneton Ambulance Victoria branch. After attending many incidents together over the past years, we decided it was finally time to get to know each other’s equipment and each other.

 5.02 PM 23 July, 2013

Thanks to Chewton's Captain Jo

On Sunday 30 June, Joanne Willen stepped down as the captain of Chewton brigade.

 10.50 AM 23 July, 2013

Hybrid car training for Bendigo

Bendigo Toyota opened up its service department so firefighters from Bendigo Fire Station D shift could learn more about hybrid vehicles.

 4.25 PM 15 July, 2013

LP gas response due to black ice

On Monday morning, 8 July, Gisborne brigade's LP gas emergency response unit was deployed to Kyneton, after a car hit black ice, spun out of control into a guard rail and caught fire.

 9.01 PM 9 July, 2013

Calder Crash

Just after 8am yesterday (Sunday) morning Gisborne CFA were paged to a reported accident just south of the Melbourne Rd over pass, inbound on the Calder FWY.

 1.25 PM 24 June, 2013

Don't horse around on icy roads

CFA assisted Gisborne SES at an early morning rescue when two horses became trapped in a float.

 10.38 AM 24 June, 2013

Winter warning for drivers

Fire fighters warn that winter in the Macedon Ranges brings dangerous road conditions.

 9.12 AM 21 June, 2013

Keeping thermal imaging skills hot

Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) operation can appear simple, but a wide range of possible applications and the need for skilled interpretation and use of these highly sophisticated devices means that operators need regular use to maintain skills learned in training.

 11.06 AM 20 June, 2013

District 2 June 2013 Ops Report

Operations Report by Operations Manager Mark Gilmore

 6.55 PM 16 June, 2013

Newstead Group brunch

Sunday morning on the 26th of May 2013 was dull and foggy with a light rolling mist.

 10.15 PM 14 June, 2013

Decades of service recognised

After more than 38 years of dedicated service to CFA, Andrew Howlett was recognised with an Australian Fire Services Medal (AFSM) today.

 12.36 PM 10 June, 2013

Roo warning

Just before 3am yesterday (Sunday) morning Gisborne CFA were paged to assist with an accident when a vehicle left the road and rolled on to its roof.

 11.56 AM 10 June, 2013

Mitiamo brigade leads the way

Mitiamo brigade leads the way in autumn burning for the Loddon Mallee.

 5.53 PM 5 June, 2013

Pub fire provides ultimate training

Kyneton Fire Brigade works hard to integrate training with operations as the way business is done, but is this going too far?

 4.13 PM 29 May, 2013

Pub fire interrupts night out

'Last drinks' came a little early at the Shamrock Hotel in Kyneton on Monday night when a fire broke out.

 10.24 AM 28 May, 2013