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District 15 News

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

Cliff rescue at Werribee Gorge

On 31 August at approximately 11am, a call for help was made by a man who had fallen down a cliff while abseiling at Werribee Gorge, between Bacchus Marsh and Ballan west of Melbourne.

 7.25 PM 31 August, 2014

Working smoke alarm saves father and son

A father and his son have safely escaped their burning home in Eganstown overnight thanks to a working smoke alarm.

 9.40 AM 27 August, 2014

Mt Buninyong receives 100th tanker

SEM Fire and Rescue is proud to have produced the 100th tanker for CFA, which was handed over to Mt Buninyong brigade.

 1.57 PM 20 August, 2014

It's snowing in Ballarat

YES it really is that cold in Ballarat - to all those people that complain that Ballarat is cold here is the proof.

 12.49 PM 1 August, 2014

IGA donates to Buninyong FB

Ryan’s IGA have generously donated more than $1200 to Buninyong Fire Brigade through their Community Chest Fund.

 11.09 AM 1 August, 2014