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District 15 News

Ballarat City thanks IGA

IGA have generously donated more than $900 to Ballarat City Fire Brigade from their Community Chest program.

 2.33 PM 24 January, 2014

Official opening at Blackwood

On Sunday 19 January 2014, the Blackwood Fire Station and Community Fire Refuge was officially opened by the Premier of Victoria, The Hon Dr Denis Napthine.

 10.31 AM 21 January, 2014

Grampians fire update 21 January

HORSHAM INCIDENT CONTROL CENTRE - CURRENT FIRE SITUATION 6.00AM UPDATE: The Grampians Northern Complex fire was declared contained overnight.

 4.50 AM 21 January, 2014

Grampians fire update 20 January

HORSHAM INCIDENT CONTROL CENTRE - CURRENT FIRE SITUATION 6.00AM UPDATE: Firefighters have made significant progress on the Grampians Northern Complex overnight and in to this morning with the fire almost contained.

 6.31 AM 20 January, 2014

Grampians fire update 19 January

6.00AM UPDATE: The clean-up and recovery from the Grampians Northern Complex fire has begun with a number of communities and roads reopening.

 6.16 AM 19 January, 2014

Grampians fire update - 18 Jan

5.30AM UPDATE: Emergency services continued to work overnight on the Grampians Northern Complex fire which is still threatening the towns of Dadswell’s Bridge and Halls Gap.

 6.39 AM 18 January, 2014

Photos of Grampians fires

Aerial view of fires in the Northern Grampians.

 7.43 PM 17 January, 2014

CFA bystanders in heart attack save

A social basketball game at the St Arnaud basketball stadium turned deadly serious when one of the players collapsed with a suspected heart attack. Bystanders jumped into action; a number of them were CFA members.

 4.23 PM 30 December, 2013

Born out of necessity

Many people may have missed the inclusion of the Burn Off Notification Line from CFA cards, But one captain from the Western Catchment decided there was a real need for it.

 4.33 PM 20 December, 2013

Pre-summer briefing (District 15)

On Wednesday 27th November District 15 held the annual Pre-Summer Briefing for all Group Officers, Captains, Lieutenants.

 4.28 PM 20 December, 2013

Gordon FB Christmas breakup

The Gordon Fire Brigade celebrated their Christmas break up in style last weekend with Santa arriving to greet the children and their parents via horse and cart.

 3.53 PM 20 December, 2013

Medium Tanker handovers

Three new medium tankers were handed over to Brigades in the Western District by Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay MLC on Sunday 8 December

 2.25 PM 20 December, 2013

Grampians members honoured

More than 350 recipients across Grampians have been honoured with a National Emergency Medal for their contribution to the community during the 2009 Victorian fires.

 2.03 PM 17 December, 2013

Napoleons-Enfield CFA Sunday

On Sunday 24 November 2013, Napoleons-Enfield Fire Brigade participated in CFA Sunday to promote fire awareness. Although the weather was not kind, several members of the brigade worked hard to engage with the local community with fun activities that appeal to a range of diverse audiences.

 9.51 AM 16 December, 2013

Napoleons-Enfield support Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, many struggling families do not share the excitement of others. It can be a time of great strain and financial burden. Every year the 3BA Christmas Appeal aims to reduce hardship and give families something to look forward to.

 11.26 AM 13 December, 2013

City fringes at risk

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has warned people living on the outskirts of Melbourne and the fringe of rural cities like Horsham, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Portland that they are at risk from bushfire this summer.

 10.14 AM 7 December, 2013

Ullina Fire Brigade Celebrates

It was very much a family affair last night when CFA Barwon South West Regional Director, Bob Barry, made the trip to Ullina Fire Brigade in Grampians Region to present a posthumous National Medal, awarded to his brother John.

 1.11 PM 6 December, 2013

Proud young Ballarat member VIDEO

Since joining Ballarat Fire Brigade five years ago as a junior, Kimberley Kelly has been working out how to balance full time school and now university with brigade training and callouts.

 2.18 PM 29 November, 2013

Wendouree brigade bus handover

On Wednesday 20 November 2013 Wendouree Fire Brigade officially received keys to its new Toyota Coaster Mini bus purchased through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP).

 2.10 PM 29 November, 2013

Beepa - a big hit at Greendale

Greendale Fire Brigade opened their doors on CFA Sunday under heavy dark clouds and very wet conditions.

 10.24 AM 29 November, 2013