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District 20 News

Fire restrictions continue in the North West

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

 9.01 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. 

 9.08 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. 

 10.43 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:

 4.25 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. 

 11.36 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.

 10.30 AM 12 September, 2016

Kookaburra sits in the big red truck

When Mildura firefighter Bradley Clarkson saw an injured and clearly distressed kookaburra from the side of the road, he couldn’t bring himself to "just drive on by."

 2.12 PM 5 September, 2016

Shed fire in Kyabram

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

Red Balloon Day fundraiser is all heart

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

 1.16 PM 29 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.

 2.39 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.

 2.25 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.

 11.24 AM 14 June, 2016

Nandaly's recruiting success

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

 12.13 PM 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.

 12.19 PM 19 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.

 1.06 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.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Petrol tanker overturns in Inglewood

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

Save the date: State Forum

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

VESEP Grant Program opens

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

Family left in dark, discovers fire

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