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District 20 News

Smoke House visit a success

On Wednesday 13 November 2013 members of the Loddon Mallee Region’s Community Education Group visited the Rushworth P-12 College.

 9.14 PM 19 November, 2013

Hot weather prompts fire warning

Mallee residents are being urged to be fire ready tomorrow with temperatures in the mid 30’s leading to a forecast for severe fire danger.

 5.05 PM 18 November, 2013

CFA Sunday early at Malmsbury

CFA Sunday came early to Malmsbury in Central Victoria with the annual Malmsbury Fayre held. The Fayre which atracts about 5000 visitors to the town is held in the historic Malmsbury Botanic Gardens.

 8.20 PM 17 November, 2013

Crew Leader/Strike Leader briefings

On Monday 11 November 2013 members of the Waranga Fire Brigades Group met for the annual Crew Leader/Strike Leader briefings.

 3.19 PM 13 November, 2013

Crop fire at Beauchamp

CFA is battling a crop fire at Beauchamp, approximately 38 kilometres south of Swan Hill.

 4.05 PM 6 November, 2013

Fenton's Creek truck handover

On Sunday 13 October 2013, The Hon. Peter Walsh MP, Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, handed over the keys of the new Hino fire truck to Tony Coombes, First Lieutenant of the Fenton’s Creek Fire Brigade.

 9.50 AM 21 October, 2013

Lake Charm: new fire station pride

For a small town and district predominantly comprising farming families, Lake Charm takes plenty of pride in its volunteer fire brigade.

 5.04 PM 15 October, 2013

Update from Kerang captain

Captain Ramon Steel lives only about three blocks away from the Kerang Hotel. He could see the smoke and flames as he backed out of his driveway early Saturday morning in response to the fire call.

 12.18 PM 9 September, 2013

Kerang Hotel alight

Fire investigators and Energy Safe Victoria determined that a blaze which destroyed 50 per cent of the historic Kerang Hotel was likely the result of an electrical fault.

 1.10 PM 7 September, 2013

Volunteering is for all ages

CFA’s more than 55,000 volunteer members come from all different backgrounds.

 2.59 PM 8 August, 2013

Child injured in bathtub accident

A two-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after receiving injuries to his hand when it became stuck in a bath plug yesterday (July 22).

 10.12 AM 23 July, 2013

Colbinabbin 2013 awards night

More than 100 people gathered at Colbinabbin on Friday 21 June to recognise 65 years of voluntary service from three local CFA members.

 1.09 PM 2 July, 2013

Mitiamo brigade leads the way

Mitiamo brigade leads the way in autumn burning for the Loddon Mallee.

 5.53 PM 5 June, 2013

Pulled from the path of fire

Merrigum Brigade firefighter John Dozzi has received a special commendation for bravery, presented by the Campapse Shire Mayor during a recent volunteer week ceremony at the Echuca Civic Centre.

 12.55 PM 27 May, 2013

Vic Roads helps vol hit the road

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.

 9.33 AM 18 May, 2013

Cohuna Car Sales revs up volunteers

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.Cohuna Car Sales helps its employees Matthew Trigg and Stuart Barker do the emergency response shuffle as the volunteers strive to balance work and CFA.

 12.33 PM 16 May, 2013

SAFE returns to Loddon Mallee

In the Loddon Mallee Region we have a unique program called SAFE which has been delivered across the region since 2004 (with the exception of 2012). SAFE was the brainchild of then Community Education Coordinator Karen Marini.

 2.32 PM 15 May, 2013

Flying the CFA flag in Turkey

What do Epping and Echuca Fire Brigades and Koca Sinan Fire Department in Istanbul have in common? More than you think.

 3.19 PM 10 April, 2013

Top fuel champs in Wemen brigade

The three Lamattina brothers from Wemen Fire Brigade in the Mallee also form a top fuel championship racing team.

 4.21 PM 9 April, 2013

Last hitout

Eighteen teams travelled to Echuca's Twilight Demo for a last "hitout" before the State Championships.

 4.18 PM 5 March, 2013