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District 15 News

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

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

Warracknabeal’s 125th celebrations

It was a big weekend in Warracknabeal, population 2500, when the brigade celebrated its 125th anniversary in mid-October.

 3.10 PM 21 October, 2016

Tour de Timor teaches CFA member about heat stress

Taking care of adventurous bike riders in Timor-Leste has shed light on the effects of heat stress for a CFA volunteer. 

 2.47 PM 28 September, 2016

CFA visits school from the sky

CFA visited one of the smallest schools in Victoria, dropping by from the sky in a helicopter – much to the delight of students.

 2.38 PM 26 August, 2016

District 15 road rescue day

The road rescue brigades of Ballan, Daylesford and Ballarat worked on five cars during a collaborative April training day.

 8.28 AM 9 May, 2016

"You couldn't see the ground below you"

Twenty hours on the back of a fire truck, a stint in crew protection mode and three separate sprints to the station for fresh incidents. Brady Dunne will always remember his marathon first day as a CFA firefighter.

 2.37 PM 6 May, 2016

Colin swaps country life for the beachside

After 42 years as an active firefighter with Wallace Fire Brigade, Colin Pryor has decided to step down and move to the coast.

 12.05 PM 19 April, 2016

Man falls from Ballarat Fire Station bell tower

A man falls from the Ballarat Fire Station bell tower! What appears to be a suicide turns into a murder investigation.

 12.24 PM 17 March, 2016

Jack the dog’s rescue tale

Jack, an energetic Labrador-cross, has been reunited with his family after being rescued from an old mineshaft near Ballarat at the weekend.

 9.54 AM 29 February, 2016

Mount Bolton – Laverys Road fire

Emergency services have worked through the night to contain a large fire at Mt Bolton, north-west of Ballarat.

 8.04 AM 24 February, 2016

Scotsburn - Community rallies in support

Within hours of news that homes had been lost the community around Scotsburn, near Ballarat, was already rallying to support those affected.

 1.44 PM 23 December, 2015

Scotsburn - A FireReady approach

After a week of warnings about the fire danger that weekend, David and Julia had already decided that they would leave if conditions took to a turn for the worse.

 1.16 PM 23 December, 2015

Fires investigated at Darley Park

CFA and Victoria Police are taking a zero tolerance approach to deliberate and recklessly lit fires following two incidents in Bacchus Marsh this month.

 3.54 PM 15 December, 2015

Roadside burns in Golden Plains Shire

Residents in the area of Cape Clear and Teesdale in the Golden Plains Shire may see smoke in the air on Sunday, 6 December, as CFA firefighters carry out multiple fire prevention works on roadsides.

 4.06 PM 4 December, 2015

A fruitful weekend at Bacchus Marsh

Strawberries, cherries and a brigade open day in Bacchus Marsh.

 9.43 PM 1 December, 2015

National Medals and 80th Anniversary

Coimadai Fire Brigade members came together recently to witness the presentation of National Medals and to celebrate the anniversary of the Brigade's 80th Birthday.

 3.13 PM 30 November, 2015

Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 2.27 PM 26 November, 2015

Successful Open Day at Rowsley Fire Brigade

Recently Rowsley Fire Brigade threw open its doors to the community for a joint 2015 Open Day and Community Fire Ready Meeting.

 2.07 PM 23 November, 2015