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Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 2.27 PM 26 November, 2015

Successful Open Day at Rowsley Fire Brigade

Recently Rowsley Fire Brigade threw open its doors to the community for a joint 2015 Open Day and Community Fire Ready Meeting.

 2.07 PM 23 November, 2015

Miners Rest Fire Brigade celebrates 75 years

On Sunday 25 October Miners Rest brigade officially celebrated 75 years of service. 

 1.40 PM 11 November, 2015

Fire comes to brigade

At around 1pm yesterday (9 November) 1st Lt Phil Clayden was sitting quietly at the Bacchus Marsh Fire Station completing some paperwork when there was a knock at the door.

 2.57 PM 10 November, 2015

Kaniva applauds 75-year member

A member of Kaniva fire brigade, on the Western Hwy near the South Australian border, has become only the second CFA member ever to be awarded a 75-year-service medal.

 12.40 PM 6 November, 2015

International Volunteer Managers Day Morning Tea

CFA Ballarat Helps Celebrate - International Volunteer Managers Day. " Take the time to thank and celebrate the volunteering leaders and managers near you!”

 4.43 PM 5 November, 2015

Roadside burning at Toolern Vale

Roadside hazard reduction burning is a critical task for a number of brigades around the state. And Toolern Vale is no exception.

 9.45 PM 29 October, 2015

Smoke on the water

Ballarat and Sebastopol Fire Brigades, in consultation with Ballarat City Council, recently undertook a hazard reduction burn at the picturesque Lake Esmond in Canadian, a locality of Ballarat.

 8.59 PM 29 October, 2015

CFA steps back in time at Sovereign Hill

Celebrating Fire Action Week, Sovereign Hill will showcase 1800s firefighting equipment and techniques in an interactive display from 1 – 8 November.

 9.45 AM 27 October, 2015

The Art of Roadside Burning

Hot off the press is a book on controlled roadside burning by Michael Rowe. Michael is the Captain of the Cape Clear Fire Brigade.  

 10.41 AM 22 October, 2015

Greendale conquers Fiskville Cup

The Ballan Group of Fire Brigade’s annual preparedness event – the Fiskville Cup - was held last Sunday under perfect weather conditions. This set the scene for a great day of skill revision, teamwork, enthusiasm and fun.

 10.13 AM 22 October, 2015

Gordon post causes social stir

A simple image with the wording “Do your teenagers sleep with their mobile phones under their pillow?”  has reached over 575,000 people on Facebook.

 10.19 AM 15 October, 2015

Fire at Bacchus Marsh school

Just before 8pm last night (24th of September), Bacchus Marsh and Myrniong Brigades were paged to a reported Smoke in a Gym at the local Grammar School.

 2.56 PM 25 September, 2015

Diamond Creek stops for torchlight

The weather gods put on a fantastic night for the people of Diamond Creek and surrounds on Saturday night for the Annual Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair Torchlight Parade.

 11.54 AM 14 September, 2015

Benayeo turns around turnout

 While Benayeo Fire Brigade is a member of the Apsley Group, it’s also an unofficial member of the South Australia Country Fire Service’s Naracoorte Group.

 2.21 PM 24 August, 2015

Combining volunteering and study - NSVW 2015

It’s National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW)  3 - 9 August. We interviewed three volunteers from CFA District 15 who are students, who bring to CFA a wealth of knowledge and experience gained through their studies.

 1.34 PM 6 August, 2015

House gutted in suspicious fire

Police are investigating a suspicious fire in Ballarat that occurred on Saturday night.

 4.02 PM 4 August, 2015

Pug life – an unlikely CFA rescue

District 15 Operations Officer Malcolm Bruce proved that CFA does more than fight fires when he rescued Angus the pug from certain death as he ran along Burnbank Street in Ballarat yesterday afternoon (Monday 4 August).

 2.16 PM 4 August, 2015

Tanker finds a new home

On Sunday 5 July the preloved 2.4C tanker was cascaded to Glendaruel – Mt Beckworth from Ballarat Fire Brigade. 

 1.20 PM 6 July, 2015