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District 15 News

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

Grape escape in Seppelt exercise

The grapes of wrath were let loose at Seppelt Winery in Great Western in early October with a major breathing apparatus (BA) exercise involving volunteers from across District 16.

 2.02 PM 23 October, 2014

Running Brooks a Ballarat legend

If you want to keep up with Ballarat Fire Brigade volunteer Barry Brooks, lace on your running shoes.

 11.15 AM 20 October, 2014

Clunes Fire Brigade's 150th celebrations

Clunes Fire Brigade has served the residents of Clunes and district for the past 150 years. To celebrate this significant milestone, the brigade invited all current and past members to the Novotel Creswick Resort for a presentation dinner on Saturday 4 October. 

 9.26 AM 17 October, 2014

Fire at Maddingley tip

CFA attended a fire at an industrial tip near Bacchus Marsh overnight.

 2.29 PM 13 October, 2014

Fire destroys Miners Rest cottage

CFA is investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a Miners Rest cottage overnight.

 10.28 AM 12 October, 2014

Busy Sunday for fire services

It was an early taste of the fire season as CFA and DEPI were kept busy attending to various bush and grass and scrub fires yesterday.

 1.12 PM 29 September, 2014

One dead, two found safe in Mt Helen

Police have confirmed a body – which has not yet been identified – has been found at the scene of a house fire in Mt Helen.

 2.59 PM 26 September, 2014

Three people missing in Mt Helen house fire

CFA remains on scene at a house fire near Ballarat where three people are unaccounted for.

 9.04 AM 26 September, 2014

Grampians planned burn season underway

On Tuesday, September 23, CFA and DEPI joined forces for the first planned burn for the spring season in Grampians Region. 

 4.58 PM 24 September, 2014

Fuel reduction burn in Grampians region

CFA will look to start its planned burning program in the Grampians Region tomorrow.

 3.43 PM 22 September, 2014

CFA Open Day kicks off this Saturday

The first CFA Open Day event will be held this Saturday, 20 September at Learmonth. The Learmonth-Addington Fire Brigade will be the first of many brigades around the state to open their doors to the community.

 2.55 PM 18 September, 2014

Ballarat makes safe mistakes

Volunteers from CFA’s Ballarat Sebastopol and Haddon fire brigades made a special appearance at Ballarat Station last Thursday with V/Line staff to help promote the Safe Mistake Zone home fire safety campaign.

 11.41 AM 11 September, 2014

Brigade Sustainability Pilot

The Volunteer Support Program, in conjunction with the Grampians Region, is seeking members to participate in one of six focus group workshops throughout the region as part of the Volunteer Brigade Sustainability in Rural Victoria Project. 

 5.07 PM 4 September, 2014

Ballarat next to make safe mistakes

CFA will be hosting its Safe Mistake Zone – a fun pop-up event in Ballarat’s Bridge Mall tomorrow, 4 September to promote home fire safety.

 3.29 PM 3 September, 2014

New field operations vehicles

Seven high-tech communications trucks worth more than $300,000 each are being deployed across the state to improve communications during major incidents and emergencies.

 9.30 AM 2 September, 2014