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District 20 News

Help for brigades facing rural decline

There’s been a population boom in Victoria. The 2016 Census shows that more than 6.1 million people now call Victoria home - an increase of more than 15 per cent in just ten years.

 4.06 PM 15 August, 2017

SAFE program a hit with school children

The popular SAFE (Safety Awareness Field Education) multi-agency program has been running in Victoria’s North West region since 2004, delivering safety education sessions to children in grades 3 and 4. 

 9.39 AM 27 July, 2017

Early morning call-out for Cohuna

It was an early start for CFA crews when they were called to a house fire on Rosalind Street in Cohuna.

 1.50 PM 17 July, 2017

Rochester builds Indigenous connection

More than six months after Rochester Fire Brigade hosted CFA’s first Smoking Ceremony focusing on safe passage through the fire season, the brigade’s members continue to increase their knowledge of local Indigenous culture.

 4.35 PM 29 May, 2017

Echuca unveils new station

Echuca Fire Station and Deakin Group Headquarters unveiled its brand new location with a grand opening ceremony held on Saturday, 25 March 2017.

 9.59 AM 5 April, 2017

The sound of rescue

Wildfire Instructor Tony Scicluna’s office in District 12’s Seymour HQ is much like any other.

 9.26 AM 21 March, 2017

Breakfast brings Cohuna community together

Community members gathered together in Cohuna last Wednesday morning to hear inspirational stories from local leaders in celebration of International Women’s Day and this year’s theme, ‘Be Bold for Change’.

 2.31 PM 8 March, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

 1.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Heidi Warren

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.

 9.52 AM 8 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

Smouldering chook poo near Foster

CFA crews had the smelly task of spreading out two smouldering piles of chicken manure on a farm in Stony Creek this afternoon (24 January).

 2.23 PM 24 January, 2017

Air and ground crews attack Bridgewater fire

Aircraft and ground crews have managed to contain a fire near Bridgewater this afternoon (24 December). 

 3.57 PM 24 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

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

CFA has issued its first Total Fire Ban (TFB) for the 2016-17 summer season. The TFB has been declared for tomorrow, Monday 21 November for the Mallee region in Victoria’s North West.

 5.51 PM 20 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in the North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Friday, 25 November 2016

 8.01 AM 18 November, 2016

Smoking Ceremony ushers in the FDP in D20

Sunday the 13th November was a momentous day for CFA District 20 and Victoria’s Aboriginal community. A traditional Smoking Ceremony at Rochester Fire Brigade ushered in the Fire Danger Period and readied the local fire fighters for a safe passage through the summer fire season. 

 8.08 PM 17 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

Fire restrictions in West, North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 14 November 2016:

 3.25 PM 8 November, 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

Truganina welcomes pre-summer new recruits

Truganina is just one of many brigades around Victoria working hard to get their new recruits through training in time for summer.

 9.30 AM 12 September, 2016