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Loddon Vale brigade service awards

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

 4.22 PM 21 August, 2014

New station for Meering West

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

 1.46 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.

 3.57 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.

 2.59 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. 

 3.42 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.

 3.52 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).

 6.32 AM 14 March, 2014

Beulah women fast responders

Beulah Brigade has a lot of busy farmers on its books, but they still manage to ‘hit it hard, hit it fast’, thanks in no small part to its female firefighters who tend to stay closer to home and can dash to the station. 

 8.40 AM 6 March, 2014

All clear in the Mallee

The final all clear has been issued this week for the Mallee fires that started nearly a month ago.

 11.35 AM 14 February, 2014

Vols Linga longer at air base

Huntly Fire Brigade members celebrated the green (Department of Environment and Primary Industries) and the gold (CFA) alongside Parks Victoria and pilots at Linga air base on Australia Day.

 2.31 PM 31 January, 2014

Captain on Ouyen emergency

For the first time in living memory, fire threatened to come in to Ouyen on the night on Friday 17 January.

 12.45 PM 31 January, 2014

Captain on Yaapeet fireground

With fire activity close to home since Tuesday 14 January, the days and nights are starting to blur together for Yaapeet Captain Troy Fisher.

 11.50 AM 30 January, 2014

Toolleen grassfire

A grassfire which burnt an estimated 1130 hectares at Toolleen, east of Bendigo, today (26/12) is under control.

 8.14 PM 26 December, 2013

Staff raise funds for Xmas

When all Loddon Mallee staff gathered for their final team meeting of the year, they took the opportunity to raise money for some Swan Hill community groups.

 4.07 PM 17 December, 2013

FDP preparation for Kyneton Group

Kyneton Group of brigades recently held a Fire Danger Period (FDP) preparation night for Crew Leaders and brigade officers. Neighbouring group management teams, Macedon Ranges Fire Management Officer and partner agencies were also invited to attend the night.

 1.40 PM 12 December, 2013

Kyneton Group Exercise 2013

The Kyneton Group of Fire Brigades recently held their group exercise in the Carlsruhe area in Central Victoria. The exercise focussed on core firefighting skills for newer or less experienced members and for those needing to brush up on basic skills.

 2.17 PM 8 December, 2013

925 years of service

Echuca Fire Brigade recently held its annual dinner and awards night.

 12.57 PM 5 December, 2013

Calivil crop fire

CFA has just controlled an 80 hectare grass and scrub fire at Calivil, 70 kilometres north of Bendigo.

 4.19 PM 27 November, 2013

Crews battle scorched almond hulls

Excellent work by crews saved more than $1 million of almond hulls with 42,000 unburnt tonnes moved to a distant stockpile involving the coordination of 3300 truckloads over seven days.

 3.40 PM 26 November, 2013

Smoke House visit a success

On Wednesday 13 November 2013 members of the Loddon Mallee Region’s Community Education Group visited the Rushworth P-12 College.

 9.14 PM 19 November, 2013