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District 20 News

North West Region Walks Against Violence

North West Region Leadership Team and District 02 staff along with Eaglehawk brigade members, turned out at the second Bendigo Walks Against Violence.

 5.33 PM 26 November, 2015

Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 2.27 PM 26 November, 2015

Pyramid Hill at Australasian Champs

A team of six from Pyramid Hill Fire Brigade will be competing against 29 other teams at the Australasian Firefighters Championship to be held in Echuca on 23-25 October. The teams come from across Australasia, including teams from New Zealand and Fiji.

 11.19 AM 16 October, 2015

Echuca to host champion firefighters

Thirty teams will battle it out in the Australasian Firefighters Championship, which will be held in Echuca next week.

 10.13 AM 12 October, 2015

Benloch member’s animal-care offer

Benloch member Shelley Cowen changed the mood of the Lancefield community meeting last night when she stood up with a significant offer.

 2.39 PM 9 October, 2015

Aboriginal cultural awareness at Echuca Station

Echuca Fire Station hosted an Aboriginal cultural awareness session on Wednesday 30 September 2015 for local CFA volunteers and staff.   

 11.26 AM 8 October, 2015

Koori cultural awareness comes to Echuca

As part of CFA’s Koori Inclusion Action Plan, local Wolithiga Elder Professor Henry Atkinson will be specially presenting an Indigenous Cultural Awareness Session on Wednesday 30 September, 2015.

 10.36 AM 23 September, 2015

District 20 puckers up for Liptember

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, District 20 is joining forces with many others across the country and participating in Liptember with the focus on Women’s Mental Health to 'Kiss away the Blues'.

 3.43 PM 9 September, 2015

Charlton raises its profile

No one expected the one-in-200-year flood that hit Charlton in 2011 to return with full force a few months later.

 2.19 PM 24 August, 2015

New beginnings for Woosang brigade

It was a cold winter's day, but locally-made hot soup and food warmed up those who attended the opening of the new Woosang Brigade Fire Station.

 2.10 PM 24 July, 2015

Fire destroys Tongala home

Eleven CFA vehicles are responding to a house fire at Tongala (north-west of Kyabram) which started shortly after 3pm this afternoon (Wed 22 July) and was brought under control at 4.40pm.

 5.42 PM 22 July, 2015

Rosebery Fire Station doubles as museum

On the Henty Highway between Hopetoun and Beulah lies the Rosebery Fire Station which now doubles as the local museum of past community history. Now, as families leave the area, their significant historic memorabilia is passed on to the brigade, and the new station has a permanent display.

 12.46 PM 30 June, 2015

North West rehab units meet at Golden Square

For the first time, the North West Regions rehab units met at Golden Square this week to share learnings and ideas.

 3.17 PM 25 June, 2015

Violence prevention is everyone's business

Mike Wassing admits he is not an expert on violence prevention, but as a father of three girls and a man shocked by the statistics that one in three women has experienced physical violence, he could not sit back and say it was someone else’s responsibility.

 2.47 PM 25 June, 2015

Woolworths raises funds for brigades

CFA brigades in Victoria’s North will receive new cooling equipment, communications gear, portable lighting systems and other items courtesy of fundraising by Woolworths.

 4.47 PM 12 June, 2015

Dogs saved from house fire

CFA firefighters rescued two dogs from a burning house in Wedderburn this afternoon (11 June).

 5.52 PM 11 June, 2015

Echuca house fire

Fire investigators will look into a blaze that has left an Echuca home badly damaged.

 5.27 PM 25 May, 2015

Engaging women in brigades workshop

We believe it is important that CFA is gender inclusive and we are committed to taking action. On Friday 17 April, more than 40 CFA members attended a leadership workshop in Kerang to discuss the vital issue of engaging and encouraging women to be more actively involved in their brigades. A key outcome of the workshop was the development of the statement of intent - agreed by all - as an achievable vision for the future.

 4.58 PM 24 April, 2015

Hot bird saved by Echuca fireys

It wasn’t your average call-out for members of Echuca Fire Brigade on Tuesday morning. 

 2.48 PM 21 April, 2015

Our fallen: Quambatook’s Anzacs

Shane Pilgrim was standing in awe at the foot of the Quambatook War Memorial during an Anzac Day service in 2013 when he had a moment of inspiration – he just knew he had to tell the stories of the local men that fought and died in the battles of the Great War. 

 11.38 AM 20 April, 2015