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Wedderburn Community Emergency Services Day

They say that social connections and organisational relationships are essential qualities that help knit together the fabric of a strong community. On a hot, blustery Total Fire Ban day in the middle of December in Wedderburn, this could not have been more evident.

 1.19 PM 23 January, 2015

Hay, that’s a whirlwind

Fire crews – including one waterbombing helicopter and the Firebird fixed wing plane – ‘hit it hard, hit it fast’ yesterday in response to a 45-hectare stubble fire in Avenmore (near Elmore) which also set a large hay stack alight. 

 12.45 PM 21 December, 2014

Major fire at Stanhope dairy production plant

A dairy processing plant at Stanhope has been substantially damaged by a fire in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 16 December.

 8.59 AM 16 December, 2014

Total Fire Ban in Mallee, Wimmera on Sunday

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has declared a total fire ban for Sunday November 30 for the Mallee and Wimmera districts.

 2.24 PM 29 November, 2014

One thousand hay bales destroyed

More than 1,000 hay bales and a hay shed have been destroyed in a fire that started just before midday yesterday (25 November) in a hay shed at Mologa near Bendigo.

 8.47 AM 26 November, 2014

North West Region commits to violence prevention

Today was a seminal day for women and men in North West Region for two reasons.

 8.36 PM 25 November, 2014

North West Region walks for White Ribbon Day

Today, North West Region members joined the Bendigo Walks for White Ribbon Day to demonstrate our commitment to ending violence against women.

 8.29 PM 25 November, 2014

Second TFB declared in the Mallee

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has declared a total fire ban for tomorrow Saturday November 8 for the Mallee district.

 3.04 PM 7 November, 2014

Students at VEMTC - Wangaratta

On a cloudy day in October, 68 young student fire fighters boarded buses and made the trip to Wangaratta in anticipation of attending the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) to undertake hot fire training on the PAD (Practical Area Drills).

 2.39 PM 30 October, 2014

Wassing takes a stand against violence

CFA Assistant Chief Officer Mike Wassing says statistics about violence against women are shocking.

 7.58 AM 6 October, 2014

Laucke Flour Mill training exercise

A major 21 September training exercise run at the newly-commissioned Laucke Flour Mill in Bridgewater involved approximately 45 volunteers and career firefighters from Bendigo.

 1.25 PM 25 September, 2014

CFA and RFS train together

CFA Crews from Echuca and Murrabit brigades recently attended the RFS Mid Murray Zone Exercise in Conargo.

 1.25 PM 27 August, 2014

Barraport and Gredgwin brigades merge

As a result of several meetings including a public meeting held in late July in the recently completed new Barraport Fire Station, members of the Gredgwin and Barraport Fire Brigades agreed unanimously to merge the two brigades.

 3.27 PM 21 August, 2014

Loddon Vale brigade service awards

Loddon Vale Fire Brigade recently held their brigade service awards ceremony at the Durham Ox Hall.

 3.22 PM 21 August, 2014

New station for Meering West

The new Meering West Fire Station serves as a gathering point for the community.

 12.46 PM 20 August, 2014

148 years in one fire station

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

 2.57 PM 23 May, 2014

Lounge room life member

When 55-year member of Inglewood Fire Brigade Graeme Lyndon couldn’t make it to the Saturday 17 May brigade’s 150th anniversary dinner because of a recent operation, the official party instead went to him.

 1.59 PM 23 May, 2014

Loddon Mallee exercise

On 14 May, Victoria Police, CFA, SES and emergency services and supporting agencies of the Loddon Mallee Region conducted Exercise Duplex. 

 2.42 PM 15 May, 2014

When red meets green

In a promising new partnership CFA and Trust for Nature have succeeded in a program of burning large tracts of native grasslands across several areas in North West Victoria.

 2.52 PM 13 May, 2014

Firefighter injured near Rushworth

A CFA volunteer has been injured while fighting a grassfire at Moora, near Rushworth overnight (Friday, 14 March).

 5.32 AM 14 March, 2014