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Honouring a hero grandfather left scarred by war

Bendigo Brigade Senior Station Officer, Tim Fitzgerald is passionate about Australian military history – a passion arising from researching his own grandfather’s involvement in World War I.

 11.07 AM 17 April, 2015

Gisborne digs deeper than ever

Residents and visitors to Gisborne had no escape on Good Friday as members of the Gisborne Fire Brigade and local Scout groups came knocking at the doors of residents, raising $15,747 for the Good Friday Appeal.

 5.30 PM 6 April, 2015

CFA highlights International Women's Day 2015

Since early last century women and men around the globe celebrate International Women’s Day each year on March 8. In the last few years, CFA members around the state enthusiastically join these international celebrations.

 11.32 AM 2 April, 2015

CFA and the Bendigo Easter Festival

Every year CFA play a significant role in The Bendigo Easter Festival, which is the oldest ongoing festival in Australia, and in 2015 will celebrate its 145th anniversary.

 4.44 PM 1 April, 2015

Handover for Hunter-Diggora, Kamarooka

Hunter-Diggora and Kamarooka brigades officially celebrated the handover of their new state-of-the-art Hino 2.4C 500 series crew cab tankers on 30 March.

 2.48 PM 1 April, 2015

Axedale Mow-Down makes a mint

Axedale and Mosquito Creek fire brigades combined forces with the AROLMRA over the weekend to host the inaugural Axedale Mow-Down. The event featured a series of ride-on mower races, with the mean-mowing-machines ranging from 50cc capacity all the way up to 450cc. 

 1.39 PM 1 April, 2015

Maldon's Come Along Evening

Maldon Group hosted its first Come Along Evening on 25 March to introduce firefighters to District specialist equipment.

 1.19 PM 1 April, 2015

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.

 10.43 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.

 11.03 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.

 5.27 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).

 8.36 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.

 5.01 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. 

 4.06 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!

 3.55 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.

 2.07 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.

 9.24 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.

 12.38 PM 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.

 10.39 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.

 10.34 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.

 4.42 PM 16 February, 2015