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District 15 News

Coimadai cements its future

Coimadai Fire Brigade members have kept alive a fine tradition by once again building their own fire station.

 10.01 AM 17 March, 2017

Death of Dimboola stalwart Bill McCann

From humble beginnings, success with running teams and a lifetime of firefighting experience, Bill McCann's achievements were celebrated by Dimboola member Bronwyn Hastings in this CFA News and Media story from 2013. 

 2.34 PM 16 March, 2017

Daylesford welcomes the Governor

Daylesford Fire Brigade yesterday had the pleasure of welcoming The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC to their station.

 11.39 AM 10 March, 2017

Red hot wheels for brave little Keith

On Wednesday 15 February, little Keith Basset was busy testing his skills on his brand new bike when his calf became wedged between the pedal and crank.

 2.40 PM 27 February, 2017

Trentham FB thanks Lyonville community

Thank you to the Lyonville community.

 10.03 AM 26 February, 2017

Two injured in kitchen fires

CFA is asking residents to take extra care when cooking after two people were injured in two separate kitchen fire incidents last night.

 2.13 PM 22 February, 2017

Rock till you drop at Lyonville Fireman's Ball

      EVENT CLOSED   TONIGHT 25/02/2017 Let the good times roll at the Trentham CFA Lyonville Fire Truck Fund-Raiser

 12.02 PM 12 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

 2.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Des rewarded for outstanding service

Late last year (24 November) CFA’s Des Phelan unassumingly attended what he thought was a Christmas party; little did he know his colleagues had something much more exciting in mind.

 9.01 AM 3 February, 2017

Shed fire near Ballarat

A car has been destroyed by fire inside a shed in an industrial area in Delacombe this morning, despite quick action from an employee.

 1.05 PM 28 December, 2016

Bacchus Marsh FB creates buffer for town

Brigades from Bacchus Marsh, Myrniong and Coimadai took part in a strategic hazard reduction burn today on the outskirts of Bacchus Marsh.

 7.27 PM 11 December, 2016

Ballarat recruit ready to give back to home town

For one of CFA’s newest recruits – Zoe Wathen – CFA has been a constant presence over the years.

 3.15 PM 7 December, 2016

Groups: a long and winding road

Christopher Simmins from Newstead Fire Brigade looks at the history of CFA's Group system.

 9.14 PM 28 November, 2016

Westmere Group Officer John Chapman talks risk

While 19 brigades might sound unwieldy, they form a tight unit in District 16’s Westmere Group to the east of the Grampians.

 3.15 PM 28 November, 2016

Quadrella for Blackwood Fire Brigade

Last Saturday, 26 November Blackwood Fire Brigade celebrated another successful year of community service and firefighting.

 12.23 PM 28 November, 2016

Knights of the Round Table

On 25-27 November 2016 more than 100 avid motorcycle riders will be getting involved in Australia’s first Knights of the Round Table (KoRT) tournament.

 12.54 PM 24 November, 2016

Medals awarded to FSCCs

Late last week (Thursday 18 November) in Ballarat, Chief Officer Steve Warrington had the honour of presenting National Emergency Medal’s and service awards to several well deserving Fire Service Communications Controllers (FSCC).

 9.40 AM 21 November, 2016

CFA firefighter helps out during WA fire

During October this year, a lightning strike ignited a major grassfire on Ellenbrae Cattle Station in the heart of the Kimberley in Australia’s far north-west. 

 11.55 AM 15 November, 2016

All Juniors are winners at the Midlands Cup

Congratulations to the participating teams at the Midlands Cup held at the Coimadai Fire Station yesterday.

 2.11 PM 7 November, 2016

Cape Clear FB Unit Citation Awards

On Wednesday 2 November, members of Cape Clear Fire Brigade accepted an unexpected invitation for lunch at the Cape Clear Hotel. 

 1.11 PM 7 November, 2016