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District 2 News

Calder Freeway spill

UPDATE 10:50am: CFA firefighters are transferring a chemical from what was a leaking tanker to a second truck.   

 7.47 AM 14 July, 2016

It's here! Planned burn training for volunteers

New North West Region Burn Controller short course at Gisborne.

 11.15 AM 12 July, 2016

Metcalfe Off-Season BBQ

Saturday night was freezing cold, but that didn’t deter 35 people getting together and enjoying the Metcalfe Brigades “Mid Off-Season BBQ”. A lot was eaten (even if we did forget the hamburgers until last) and the salads and desserts were fantastic.

 9.11 AM 4 July, 2016

District 02 Member Profile - Leah Walter

Introducing the new District 02 Member Profiles! Each month we will be interviewing different members within the District for inclusion in the District 02 News. First up, Leah Walter! 

 9.01 AM 4 July, 2016

Update your Details

Members are being reminded to check their contact details and settings are up to date, for both safety reasons and to ensure you are able to receive important messages directly.

 8.45 AM 4 July, 2016

Supporting volunteers in more ways than one

A large percentage of CFA volunteers are farmers. Not only do they protect life and property in rural communities, they also provide all Victorians with one of life’s necessities – food! As changing environmental and economic conditions impact farmers throughout the state, CFA is helping through a range of events and initiatives.

 1.39 PM 24 June, 2016

Melton LFF Rod’s free fitness classes

This week is Men’s Health Week, a countrywide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. Rod Merrett is a member maintaining his own fitness and supporting other members to do the same.

 1.25 PM 15 June, 2016

Ouyen’s battery-change champ

This week is Men’s Health Week, a country-wide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. George Strickland is a member safeguarding his own wellbeing while protecting lives and property.

 10.24 AM 14 June, 2016

CEO visits Maiden Gully

Last month, Maiden Gully hosted a visit by CEO Lucinda Nolan to an informal lunch that involved brigade members, their partners and children along with our Operations Manager Steve Smith.

 10.59 AM 3 June, 2016

The new Strathloddon Group is born

Twelve months ago Maldon and Newstead Groups came together with the idea of dissolving their current groups and creating a new group. Newstead Group currently has four brigades and Maldon Group has three brigades.   

 10.53 AM 3 June, 2016

Taradale trivia night

On a lovely Saturday night in May Taradale Fire Brigade was warming up for their trivia night. There was lots of expectations and excitement as people streamed through the doors at Taradale Hall with their heads full of knowledge.

 10.42 AM 3 June, 2016

A busy weekend for Kangaroo Flat

The new $1.8 million Kangaroo Flat Fire Station was officially opened on Saturday 28 May 2016 by Maree Edwards MLA, Member for Bendigo West. 

 10.06 AM 3 June, 2016

Mia Mia Big Sing

Mia Mia Fire Brigade will be hosting the Mia Mia Big Sing again this month as part of their yearly fundraising activities.

 9.56 AM 3 June, 2016

Mandurang awards night

On 22 April Mandurang Fire Brigade held its brigade awards night celebrations recognising many years of volunteer service to their community.

 9.46 AM 3 June, 2016

Nandaly's recruiting success

Nandaly Fire Brigade has increased its volunteer membership base by 20 per cent following a local recruitment drive.

 11.13 AM 1 June, 2016

Not farewell but 'see you soon' to Norm Bowen

Peer coordinator Norm Bowen was given a standing ovation last week following a special presentation in his honour, where OM Mark Gilmore spoke of his outstanding contribution to CFA that spans 60 years.

 11.19 AM 19 May, 2016

Two for District 02 at Colac

At the 2016 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria State Rural Junior Championships held in Colac at the beginning of April, Sedgwick and Mandurang Brigades did it again, following on from the success they achieved in 2015. 

 12.39 PM 11 May, 2016

North West says thanks to volunteers

From Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May 2016, CFA is celebrating and proud to support National Volunteer Week – an annual event to acknowledge the generous contribution of our volunteers.

 12.06 PM 6 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 1.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Walmer's new station

Walmer Fire Brigade members celebrated the opening of their new station on Saturday 2 April. Around 75 people witnessed the opening including members of the brigade, local politicians and the community. 

 1.11 PM 29 April, 2016