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Bendigo and Loddon health screening

The Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership, Sexual Health Task Group, will launch its Sexual and Reproductive Health Screening Awareness Campaign this month, beginning with the promotion of prostate cancer testing in line with the national promotion of Movember (

 2.20 PM 20 November, 2012

Grass fire heats up Wedderburn

A grass and scrub fire broke out just after 5pm yesterday approximately five kilometres from Wedderburn (district 20) in Victoria’s North.

 4.37 PM 18 November, 2012

Fire at eucalyptus distillery

Firefighters were called to a fire in a eucalyptus distillery at Arnold, near Bendigo.

 3.44 PM 12 November, 2012

Burn-off escapes at Kyabram

CFA is warning residents about the dangers of illegal burn-offs following a private burn-off which got out of control at Kyabram last night (9 Nov).

 2.38 PM 10 November, 2012

Volunteers’ efforts recognised

Rushworth  P-12 Year 9 CFA Advance Fire Crew has been named as a finalist in the 2012 Fire Awareness Awards - Education. Volunteers from CFA Waranga Group brigades facilitate the CFA component of the program with a maximum of 16 students selected by the College via application.

 2.17 PM 9 November, 2012

Training Grd hosts successful games

On Wednesday 7 November students who make up the CFA Advance Youth Crew at Crusoe Secondary College, East Loddon P-12 and Rushworth P-12 College descended on the CFA training facility at Huntly to compete in the Loddon Mallee Regional Youth Games.

 2.10 PM 8 November, 2012

Mallee air attack during harvest

A firebombing helicopter and support aircraft have again begun operations from their Sea Lake airbase following last year’s successful trial.

 2.07 PM 8 November, 2012

140 Years at Echuca

Echuca Fire Brigade opened its doors to the public to celebrate 140 years of service on Saturday.

 2.15 PM 30 October, 2012

Rushworth's new tanker

The past few weeks have been extremely busy for Rushworth Fire Brigade in north-central Victoria.

 7.52 AM 26 October, 2012

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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The Fire Danger Period will finish for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 3 April 2017:

 10.44 AM 28 March, 2017

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CFA firefighters battled a house fire in Laanecoorie last night (30 March).

 12.26 PM 30 March, 2017

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In celebration of National Volunteer Week we are recognising a few of our outstanding volunteers who always go above and beyond for their home town.

 3.34 PM 9 May, 2017

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Today (5 June) is the 10-year anniversary of the Kerang train crash which killed 11 passengers. It was a tragedy that changed the lives of many and prompted important Victorian road safety reforms.

 2.33 PM 5 June, 2017

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The society is made up of people from CFA and the community who want to restore old firefigthing equipment and trucks.

 12.56 PM 7 June, 2017

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Echuca brigade was called to a rescue in Echuca’s Victoria Park Reserve on 30 July.

 6.00 PM 31 July, 2017

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Canadian-based HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development facilitator Brian Braganza has been engaged by CFA to spend three weeks in September working intensively to enhance CFA’s understanding of effective youth engagement practices and build our capacity to meaningfully engage with younger members.

 4.45 PM 25 August, 2017

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Pyramid Hill Fire Brigade hosted a successful Emergency Service Organisations (ESO) day for students and residents of Pyramid Hill and surrounding communities yesterday.

 2.01 PM 13 September, 2017