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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. 

 7.40 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.

 10.35 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.

 1.31 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.

 11.45 AM 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.

 10.50 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.

 7.14 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.

 3.07 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.

 12.40 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.

 1.17 PM 8 December, 2013

925 years of service

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

 11.57 AM 5 December, 2013

Calivil crop fire

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

 3.19 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.

 2.40 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.

 8.14 PM 19 November, 2013

Hot weather prompts fire warning

Mallee residents are being urged to be fire ready tomorrow with temperatures in the mid 30’s leading to a forecast for severe fire danger.

 4.05 PM 18 November, 2013

CFA Sunday early at Malmsbury

CFA Sunday came early to Malmsbury in Central Victoria with the annual Malmsbury Fayre held. The Fayre which atracts about 5000 visitors to the town is held in the historic Malmsbury Botanic Gardens.

 7.20 PM 17 November, 2013

Crew Leader/Strike Leader briefings

On Monday 11 November 2013 members of the Waranga Fire Brigades Group met for the annual Crew Leader/Strike Leader briefings.

 2.19 PM 13 November, 2013

Crop fire at Beauchamp

CFA is battling a crop fire at Beauchamp, approximately 38 kilometres south of Swan Hill.

 3.05 PM 6 November, 2013

Fenton's Creek truck handover

On Sunday 13 October 2013, The Hon. Peter Walsh MP, Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, handed over the keys of the new Hino fire truck to Tony Coombes, First Lieutenant of the Fenton’s Creek Fire Brigade.

 8.50 AM 21 October, 2013

Lake Charm: new fire station pride

For a small town and district predominantly comprising farming families, Lake Charm takes plenty of pride in its volunteer fire brigade.

 4.04 PM 15 October, 2013

Update from Kerang captain

Captain Ramon Steel lives only about three blocks away from the Kerang Hotel. He could see the smoke and flames as he backed out of his driveway early Saturday morning in response to the fire call.

 11.18 AM 9 September, 2013