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District 15 News

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

Grant for firefighter wellbeing

At a recent presentation, District 15 Acting Operations Manager Bernie Fradd received a cheque from the Eric Ormond Baker Charitable Fund (managed through Equity Trustees) for a project that will support firefighter wellbeing on the fireground.

 1.51 PM 30 July, 2014

Fireys restore hope for refugees

Volunteers and career staff from Ballarat brigade attended the launch of Refugee Week 2014 on Tuesday 17 June at the Ballarat Town Hall.

 9.16 AM 18 June, 2014

New career firefighters start today

CFA’s 21 new career firefighters have arrived on station today, joining the ranks of more than 685 already protecting lives and property at fire stations across Victoria and supporting CFA’s 55,000 volunteers.

 3.48 PM 10 June, 2014

Life membership surprise

On Sunday 23 March, the Mt Wallace Fire Brigade biannual elections were interrupted by a very special announcement.

 5.55 PM 29 May, 2014

Rescue Awareness Training

Three Ballarat group brigades undertook rescue awareness training with Ballarat brigade

 6.03 PM 20 May, 2014

Myrniong trauma nurse's service

***Jane Devlin, CFA volunteer is being profiled as part of a special series focusing on volunteers to celebrate National Volunteer Week May 12-18.

 11.31 AM 15 May, 2014

House fires heat up in cold weather

Two Victorian families have experienced a night they would rather forget thanks to two separate house fires overnight (Friday 1 May).

 9.52 AM 3 May, 2014

AP&ES Games Medal Winners

CFA Scorchers win Silver in Mixed Beach Volleyball at  AP&ES Games

 1.15 PM 2 May, 2014

CFA in Anzac Day Parade [VIDEO]

The current career firefighter recruits at Fiskville Training College and local CFA volunteers took part in the Ballan Anzac Day Parade last week.

 4.38 PM 28 April, 2014

Planned burn at Mt Helen today


 12.39 PM 27 April, 2014

Newington burn cancelled

The planned burn at Victoria Park in Newington - Ballarat today at 1:00pm Easter Monday 21 April has been cancelled due to a change in weather conditions.

 11.38 AM 21 April, 2014

24 hour cycle for charity

Local cyclist Tavis Baker plans to ride around Lake Wendouree for 24 hours to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday appeal.

 6.03 PM 11 April, 2014

Gordon changes smoke alarm battery

Last weekend, brigade members in the small town of Gordon reached out to their community by reinstituting their practice of helping residents change the battery in their smoke alarms. 

 4.44 PM 11 April, 2014

Ballarat East school incident

The cause of some children falling ill at a Ballarat East primary school is undetermined. 

 4.41 PM 31 March, 2014

Brigades shine at Craigieburn

Craigieburn recently held their Annual Torchlight Parade as part of the Craigieburn Festival.

 9.25 PM 24 March, 2014