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District 2 News

Family safe, house destroyed in Knowsley

A working smoke alarm has alerted a family of four in Knowlsey to a house fire in the early hours of this morning (9 December).

 12.54 PM 9 December, 2016

500 years of service at Marong

On Saturday 26 November 2016, Marong Fire Brigade (District 2) celebrated a huge milestone. The Brigade was recognised for over 500 years of combined service to CFA with various awards being presented to members.

 10.46 AM 5 December, 2016

Fire restrictions continue

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 5 December 2016:

 9.49 AM 30 November, 2016

Groups: a long and winding road

Christopher Simmins from Newstead Fire Brigade looks at the history of CFA's Group system.

 8.14 PM 28 November, 2016

Southern Mallee Group Officer Afford talks risk

Group Officer Doug Afford spoke to Brigade magazine in late October from the top of a hill looking across the undulating cropping country and “a heck of a lot of growth” in his group area. 

 9.43 AM 14 November, 2016

Truck fire in Elmore

CFA firefighters responded to a truck fire in Elmore this morning, 10 November.

 10.39 AM 10 November, 2016

Smoke and rainbows

In October, 42 excited students from Goornong Primary School walked across the road to the Goornong Rural Fire station for a fire safety session.  

 3.05 PM 7 November, 2016

Huntly Fire Brigade’s anniversary celebrations

Huntly Fire Brigade celebrated the opening of its new fire station in the 70th anniversary year of the brigade.

 2.58 PM 7 November, 2016

Carisbrook floods

January 14 2011 is etched in Carisbrook history because over 250 homes were flooded and most of the township was evacuated. It was an event that many said we would never see again in our lifetime. 

 2.50 PM 7 November, 2016

Campbells Creek Awards Night

The Campbells Creek Bowling Club hosted the Annual Campbells Creek Awards Night and Dinner on Friday October 14.

 2.39 PM 7 November, 2016

Mount Alexander Catchment Open Days

The winds were blowing a gale but that didn’t stop visitors to the Taradale Open Day on Sunday October 30.

 2.12 PM 7 November, 2016

Castlemaine Show Parade

On a glorious night in October Brigades came out to play in the annual Castlemaine & District Agricultural Show Parade.  With this year’s theme 161 years of community.

 1.50 PM 7 November, 2016

Walk Against Violence

District 02 staff and volunteers will again be joining members of the North West Leadership Team in the annual Bendigo Walks Against Violence on White Ribbon Day, 25th November.

 3.31 PM 2 November, 2016

New project supports rural volunteers

CFA District 2 is partnering with Macedon Ranges Shire Council, City of Greater Bendigo, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee, and AFL Central Victoria to deliver a new project called Rural Challenge. 

 1.22 PM 31 October, 2016

Oscar 1 at 2016 Victorian Mine Rescue Competition

Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade has finished 2nd in the overall Team Competition at the 2016 Victorian Mine Rescue Competition held in Bendigo between 14-16 October.  

 1.27 PM 19 October, 2016

NWR plans for greater gender equity

CFA'S North West Region is taking the lead on gender equity and the prevention of violence against women. 

 10.36 AM 14 October, 2016

Woodend brigade's rooftop rescue

Yesterday afternoon (10 October) the Woodend Fire Brigade received a rescue call out to Crows Road. 

 1.34 PM 11 October, 2016

Hesket-Kerrie's 50th Anniversary

On Saturday 13 August, Hesket-Kerrie Fire Brigade held its annual brigade dinner at the Woodend RSL. But this was no ordinary dinner – it also celebrated the 50th anniversary of this small but busy brigade.  

 12.04 PM 3 October, 2016

Golden Square ready to monitor the atmosphere

After weeks of training, Golden Square Fire Brigade now has two new MSA Altair 5X gas detectors, one on the pumper and the other on the salvage unit.

 11.22 AM 3 October, 2016