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District 20 News

Pulled from the path of fire

Merrigum Brigade firefighter John Dozzi has received a special commendation for bravery, presented by the Campapse Shire Mayor during a recent volunteer week ceremony at the Echuca Civic Centre.

 12.55 PM 27 May, 2013

Vic Roads helps vol hit the road

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.

 9.33 AM 18 May, 2013

Cohuna Car Sales revs up volunteers

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (13-19 May), CFA is saying “thanks a million” to its volunteers, families and employers for everything they do. This week we will feature a series of profile stories to highlight the great work and diversity of our volunteer members.Cohuna Car Sales helps its employees Matthew Trigg and Stuart Barker do the emergency response shuffle as the volunteers strive to balance work and CFA.

 12.33 PM 16 May, 2013

SAFE returns to Loddon Mallee

In the Loddon Mallee Region we have a unique program called SAFE which has been delivered across the region since 2004 (with the exception of 2012). SAFE was the brainchild of then Community Education Coordinator Karen Marini.

 2.32 PM 15 May, 2013

Flying the CFA flag in Turkey

What do Epping and Echuca Fire Brigades and Koca Sinan Fire Department in Istanbul have in common? More than you think.

 3.19 PM 10 April, 2013

Top fuel champs in Wemen brigade

The three Lamattina brothers from Wemen Fire Brigade in the Mallee also form a top fuel championship racing team.

 4.21 PM 9 April, 2013

Last hitout

Eighteen teams travelled to Echuca's Twilight Demo for a last "hitout" before the State Championships.

 4.18 PM 5 March, 2013

Echuca Demo 17-2-13

18 Brigades travelled to a hot & humid Echuca to compete in a Greater Midlands Championships

 6.05 PM 18 February, 2013

Echuca Junior Demo 16-2-13

20 teams from 15 Brigades had a last hit out before next weekends Junior State Demo at Warrnambool

 5.17 PM 18 February, 2013

Mobile Training Props ready to go

CFA’s new mobile training props have arrived with the three units now ready for user evaluation out in the field.

 1.27 PM 15 February, 2013

TFB breaches at Southern 80

Despite Saturday 9 February being a day of Total Fire Ban, emergency services found 19 people with illegal campfires at the Southern 80 ski race in Victoria’s north.

 11.32 AM 11 February, 2013

Race-goers urged to stay safe

Emergency services are urging crowds attending this weekend’s Southern 80 to stay safe as the north of the state continues to face severe fire danger.

 8.12 PM 8 February, 2013

Fire Ban declared in 3 districts

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Saturday, 9th February in the North Central, North East and Northern Country weather districts.

 4.13 PM 8 February, 2013

Falcon Golf Challenge raises funds

The Falcon Golf Challenge is on again with all money raised going to Tongala Fire Brigade.

 10.38 AM 7 February, 2013

Resources allocated across Victoria

Four CFA strike teams have been assembled and deployed to northern Victoria to assist if needed and are on stand-by to help in southern NSW.

 3.05 PM 8 January, 2013

Fast fires on south wind

At 5.27 pm on Sunday 6 January a tree falling on powerlines led to the standard grass and scrub Code 1 response for District 20: Timmering, Rochester and Tongala were paged along with the Kyabram FCV.

 12.44 PM 7 January, 2013

Yandoit fire closes out 2012

"Vicfire from Mt Tarrengower firetower, I have a smoke sighting that looks to be in the Clydesdale area south south east of Newstead".

 9.33 AM 4 January, 2013

Photos from Cope Cope fire

These photos of the Cope Cope crop and grassfire were taken by Wayne Rigg. Wayne is an Acting CFA Aviation Officer and was the Air Attack Supervisor at the incident.

 8.07 AM 28 December, 2012

Crop fire burns over 500 hectares

A large grassfire north of St Arnaud in the state’s west has been contained.

 8.04 PM 27 December, 2012

Rushworth's engaging Christmas

Christmas Eve has long been a special time in the northern Victorian town of Rushworth; for more than eighty years, the town's Fire Brigade has hosted a monster Fete that is hugely popular with children and adults alike. Several generations of locals have supported the fete over the years, and family groups comprising kids, parents, grand-parents are a welcome hallmark of this alcohol-free family evening.

 11.44 AM 27 December, 2012