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Rushworth prepares for fire season

Rushworth Fire Brigade has begun its pre-fire season training program in earnest, with a deliberate shift in emphasis from town-based operations to grass and scrub fire-suppression.

 7.54 PM 24 October, 2012

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Inglewood Fire Brigade had a lot to celebrate at their 150th anniversary dinner on Saturday 17 May.

 3.57 PM 23 May, 2014

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CFA’s North West Region has welcomed a new Assistant Chief Officer with Gavin Thompson starting in the role today (Monday). 

 9.57 AM 11 January, 2016

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A north Victorian family has escaped a burning house after noticing the fire when flames cut the home’s power supply. 

 11.16 AM 21 March, 2016

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In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 2016

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The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

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A petrol tanker overturned on the corner of the Calder Highway and Sullivan Street, Inglewood at approx. 7.50pm on Wednesday 6 April. 

 11.04 PM 6 April, 2016

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

 2.16 PM 4 May, 2016

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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.

 1.06 PM 6 May, 2016

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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.

 12.19 PM 19 May, 2016

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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.

 11.24 AM 14 June, 2016

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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.

 2.25 PM 15 June, 2016

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This year’s Red Balloon Day fundraiser may prove to be a lifesaver for three small Victorian communities. 

 1.16 PM 29 July, 2016

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Farming equipment including a truck and motorbikes were destroyed in a shed fire at Kyabram on Webb Rd today (12 August).

 2.04 PM 12 August, 2016

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

 11.36 AM 14 October, 2016

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

 4.25 PM 8 November, 2016

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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. 

 9.08 PM 17 November, 2016

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

 9.01 AM 18 November, 2016

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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.

 6.51 PM 20 November, 2016