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District 15 News

Tour de Timor teaches CFA member about heat stress

Taking care of adventurous bike riders in Timor-Leste has shed light on the effects of heat stress for a CFA volunteer. 

 1.47 PM 28 September, 2016

The Official Blood Challenge results are in!

The Red Cross Blood Service has released the official State and National Results. CFA has taken out all the 2016 Victorian awards.

 8.24 AM 20 September, 2016

Hardies Hill Fire Brigade – quiet achievers

Captain Alan Harrison gathered Hardies Hill brigade members for a meeting on 3 August.

 2.30 PM 31 August, 2016

Firefighters save Smythesdale home

CFA firefighters saved a home in Smythesdale, after a detached shed caught fire on the Elizabeth St property this afternoon.

 3.35 PM 26 August, 2016

CFA visits school from the sky

CFA visited one of the smallest schools in Victoria, dropping by from the sky in a helicopter – much to the delight of students.

 1.38 PM 26 August, 2016

Faces of CFA: Captain Joel Borgelt

What are your CFA roles? I’m the captain at Nhill and the group communications officer. I joined the senior side of the brigade at 16 and two years into that I stepped in as third lieutenant. I moved through the lieutenant ranks and became captain three years ago.

 11.28 AM 26 August, 2016

Sebastopol LPG flare-off unit back on the road

While attending a callout to assist the Linton Fire Brigade in the early hours of an April morning, the Sebastopol Fire Brigade's Hilux ute was involved in a traffic accident and severely damaged, along with some of the flare-off equipment.

 5.26 PM 10 August, 2016

Garage roof fire causes damage to home

Further investigations have ruled out solar panels as a possible cause of a house fire in Bunninyong on August 7.

 11.47 AM 8 August, 2016

Wendouree FB dinner and awards

On 8 July, Wendouree Fire Brigade celebrated another year of community service and firefighting.

 6.08 PM 15 July, 2016

Haddon brigade's new tanker and extension opening

On Sunday 15 May, Haddon Fire Brigade officially opened its extension and was handed its 2.4C tanker. 

 11.31 AM 20 May, 2016

Waubra brigade extension opening

On Saturday 16 April CFA Board Member John Schurink officially opened Waubra Fire Brigade’s extension. 

 10.57 AM 20 May, 2016

District 15 road rescue day

The road rescue brigades of Ballan, Daylesford and Ballarat worked on five cars during a collaborative April training day.

 7.28 AM 9 May, 2016

Smoke and flames, all before school

Firefighters always remember their very first call-out, but not too many can say they knocked off their first fire call before school. 

 2.00 PM 6 May, 2016

"You couldn't see the ground below you"

Twenty hours on the back of a fire truck, a stint in crew protection mode and three separate sprints to the station for fresh incidents. Brady Dunne will always remember his marathon first day as a CFA firefighter.

 1.37 PM 6 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 1.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Warm weather warning after Porcupine Ridge fire

Around 20 CFA crews, DELWP firefighters and a helicopter have brought a 20 hectare fire at Porcupine Ridge, near Daylesford under control.

 4.50 PM 26 April, 2016

CFA supports its own after Ross Creek crash

CFA is assisting four members and their families, after an early morning crash involving a support vehicle.

 12.54 PM 21 April, 2016

Colin swaps country life for the beachside

After 42 years as an active firefighter with Wallace Fire Brigade, Colin Pryor has decided to step down and move to the coast.

 11.05 AM 19 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 10.55 AM 6 April, 2016