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Chinese delegation visits Gisborne Fire Station

Gisborne Brigade Captain Sam Strang recently welcomed a delegation from the Chinese Central Government, here to study how emergency management is undertaken in Australia at local, state and national levels.

 8.38 AM 8 February, 2017

Charlie the macaw

It wasn't a cat up a tree but a chatty exotic parrot that Bendigo Fire Brigade was called upon to save on Friday 30 December.

 8.21 AM 8 February, 2017

Kangaroo Flat's Bill Bowery receives AFSM

After more than 70 years in CFA, Kangaroo Flat’s William “Bill” Bowery has certainly gained the respect of his peers. He joined the Kangaroo Flat Fire Brigade in 1945 and since that day has never looked back.

 7.58 AM 8 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

 1.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Andrew Rouch

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 2.14 PM 1 February, 2017

‘Bill’ Bowery, a CFA legend

After more than 70 years in CFA, Kangaroo Flat’s William “Bill” Bowery has certainly gained the respect of his peers.

 9.14 AM 26 January, 2017

Helicopter critical at Riddells Creek grass fire

Fourteen fire trucks and a firefighting helicopter were needed to bring a 10-hectare grassfire under control at a rural property at McDonalds Lane near Riddells Creek on Monday evening.

 6.59 AM 18 January, 2017

Macedon goes automatic

Shortly after Ash Wednesday, the Macedon community rallied to raise funds for the town’s first brigade-owned vehicle. Not only was it brigade owned. It was brigade built.

 4.00 PM 17 January, 2017

Tractor sparks grassfire in Glenhope

UPDATE, Wednesday 11.15am: Three CFA trucks from Eppalock Group and Redesdale are still present at the incident.

 5.38 PM 3 January, 2017

Mt Macedon FB trains hard and plays harder

Training is a serious business at Mt Macedon Fire Brigade, but that doesn't mean it can't be just a little bit fun.

 8.06 AM 20 December, 2016

Fire in goat country

Just before 4pm this afternoon (17 December), Wildwood, Craigieburn and Clarkefield fire brigades were paged to a reported burn off out of control in the vicinity of Konagaderra Road in Clarkefield.

 9.47 PM 17 December, 2016

Virtual station at Elmore Field Days

The Elmore Machinery Field Days are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the first week in October each year on a 1800-hectare site.

 3.57 PM 12 December, 2016

Vale Mary Marks

On July 26 2016, the North West Region Community Education Group lost one of its valued and very dedicated members Mary Marks.

 3.46 PM 12 December, 2016

Next of Kin/Emergency Contact details

Just a reminder to all members;

 3.39 PM 12 December, 2016

District 2 profile - Acting OO Hugh Kelly

Acting Operations Officer – City of Greater Bendigo Council Catchment and SeniorStation Officer – Bendigo Fire Station.

 3.37 PM 12 December, 2016

Community Education Tip of the Month - Dec 2016

If you travel in bush or grassland areas during summer you should always carry a woollen blanket and plenty of water to drink.

 3.22 PM 12 December, 2016

Newstead Open Day

Someone at Newstead Fire Brigade must have high connections as the gods certainly turned on some great weather for the brigade’s Open Day held last Sunday 27th November 2016.

 3.01 PM 12 December, 2016

Shane to the rescue

You’d think Shane Scoble was just a mild-mannered Group Officer from Strathloddon Group, but he’s a whole lot more. He’s a bona fide hero!

 2.57 PM 12 December, 2016

CFA Sunday at Maiden Gully

CFASunday at Maiden Gully got underway with a cooked breakfast for members thatbecame a free sausage sizzle for residents as the morning progressed.

 2.15 PM 12 December, 2016

Districts go orange for violence prevention

Staff recently participated in the 2016 Victoria Against Violence (VAV) campaign by hosting an ‘orange morning tea’ at the Swan Hill, Kerang and Bendigo offices.

 10.04 AM 12 December, 2016