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District 15 News

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

Rowsley Fire Brigade National Medal presentation

Sunday 26 October saw over 320 years of dedicated service to the CFA and the community awarded to members of the Rowsley Fire Brigade by CFA Board Member Michael Tudball AFSM) in the form of National Medals.

 2.35 PM 2 December, 2014

CFA to conduct burn off near Ballarat

CFA is planning to carry out a three-hectare burn off near Ballarat tomorrow from approximately 10am.

 1.52 PM 22 November, 2014

Ballarat Juniors action at Anglesea

The Ballarat Fire Brigade Juniors held their end of year camp last weekend at Anglesea YMCA camp, with 10 Juniors and six leaders attending.

 4.34 PM 17 November, 2014

Crews rescue husband and wife from Ballarat blaze

Firefighters from Ballarat Fire Station were just about to leave the station after finishing their Monday night Brigade training last night, when they got the call for a nearby restaurant fire.

 9.25 AM 11 November, 2014

All around the countryside in Bacchus Marsh

Sunday morning (9th November) saw crews from various brigades in around the Bacchus Marsh area converge onto the townships of Parwan, Rowsley, Balliang and Pentland Hills for the annual Bacchus Marsh Group Exercise.

 9.42 PM 10 November, 2014