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District 15 News

CFA member loses home to fire

A house belonging to a member of Newlyn Dean fire brigade was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday 12 April.

 2.38 PM 21 April, 2015

Daylesford honours its Anzacs

Daylesford CFA has honoured its Anzacs at a major commemorative event held recently in the town’s main street attended by hundreds of locals, CFA members and visitors.

 4.39 PM 20 April, 2015

Brown Hill house destroyed

A house in Brown Hill near Ballarat was completly destroyed by fire overnight.

 11.29 AM 16 April, 2015

Chemical spill at Bacchus Marsh

CFA crews including specialist hazardous material firefighters are mopping up after a fire and chemical spill at a Bacchus Marsh abattoir.

 5.46 PM 21 March, 2015

CFA supports Cultural Diversity at Harmony Fest

CFA and District 15 are proud  to be a supporter of Cultural Diversity Week from 14-22 March 2015 at Harmony Fest.

 7.15 PM 16 March, 2015

Community Partnerships forged in Gordon

Gordon Fire Brigade has teamed up with the local primary school to promote fire safety and awareness in the community.

 2.59 PM 12 March, 2015

CFA passion drives ‘good citizen’

Donna Zabinskas, a member at Greendale Fire Brigade, is an animal lover down to her core.

 12.22 PM 12 March, 2015

D15 members' International Women's Day event

Close to 90 female members from District 15 came together to celebrate at a special International Women's Day Recognition and Networking Event.

 4.10 PM 6 March, 2015

History in the making

About nine years ago Heather Hutton wanted to do something for the community but, at first, she didn’t know what to do.

 9.38 AM 6 March, 2015

CFA hand-in-hand with farm life

Carolyn Barrie’s passion for the Elaine Fire Brigade runs deep in her veins.

 9.35 AM 6 March, 2015

Women's participation growing at Linton

When Alice Knight started at the Linton Fire Brigade 35 years ago there were very few other women involved.

 9.29 AM 6 March, 2015

Planned burn in Victoria Park, Newington

CFA advises that a 5 hectare planned burn is scheduled within Victoria Park, Newington - from 4:00 pm today, Friday 27, February.

 2.07 PM 27 February, 2015

Total Fire Ban in Wimmera and Mallee Sunday 15 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Mallee and Wimmera fire weather districts, for Sunday 15 February 2015.

 4.07 PM 14 February, 2015

Darley garage fire

A warm, quiet night in Bacchus Marsh on Thursday, was brought to a halt when Bacchus Marsh and Coimadai Fire Brigade pagers beeped into life just after 9:30pm, with a reported garage fire in Darley.

 12.33 AM 14 February, 2015

D15 Koorie engagement

Today District 15 held a morning tea to official unveil its copy of the artwork  “Working Together” by artist Emma Bamblett on the anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples.

 5.29 PM 13 February, 2015

District 17 HQ brigade's weather monitors

A Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) initiative 10 years ago to gather more accurate weather readings close to going fires has led to the strategic long-term placement of five portable automatic weather stations (PAWS) with fire brigades in Horsham, Wangaratta North and Hazelwood North, and two with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) at Altona.

 1.05 PM 5 February, 2015

More than a century later and still going strong

Fire brigades have been holding local and district competitions for more than 140 years. The Rural Championships have been held continuously since the early 1950s. This year is no different with approximately 200 brigades competing in the Urban and Rural State Championships.

 2.07 PM 4 February, 2015

Our Own Citizen of the Year

As part of Australia Day celebrations, one of our own, Greendale Fire Brigade 3rd Lieutenant, Donna Zabinskas, has been named 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Moorabool Shire Council.

 9.45 AM 2 February, 2015

Captain speaks from Moyston fireground

There’s still plenty of action on the Moyston fireground.

 4.25 PM 5 January, 2015

Yandoit grassfire threatens properties

A grassfire started at approx 3.30pm today (Saturday 6 December) in Yandoit, north-west of Melbourne. The fire was fanned by a south-easterly wind which pushed the fire in a north-westerly direction.

 6.17 PM 6 December, 2014