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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

Boaty’s still sailing after 35 years’ service

On Thursday 25 June 2015, West Region Manager Community Safety Michael Boatman was presented with a 35 year CFA service award by Deputy Chief Officer John Haynes at the West Region Conference.

 5.16 PM 3 July, 2015

Dale Russell recognised with 30 year service award

“Congratulations on 30 years of service Dale. During this time you have performed diligent service for the community and been a senior leader within our great organisation.”

 12.38 PM 1 July, 2015

Sebastopol Brigade Supports VCAL Students

Students of Phoenix P-12 Community College students in Sebastopol now know what it’s like to be a fire fighter.

 5.37 PM 24 June, 2015

CFA and SES joint Cultural Awareness Training

Last night 20 participants from SES units and CFA D15 Brigades underook joint CFA and SES Cultural Awareness Training which was hosted by the Ballarat SES unit in Dowling Street Ballarat.

 4.41 PM 24 June, 2015

Fire engulfs Sebastopol home

Two adults and two children have been taken to hospital after their house caught fire in Sebastopol this morning.

 11.51 AM 24 June, 2015

Couple rescued from burning home

An off duty firefighter has had a crucial hand in rescuing an unconcious woman from her burning home in Mount Helen this morning (Monday 15 June).

 1.54 PM 15 June, 2015

Spark of brilliance

A very exciting new resource has been designed and created by four very passionate and dedicated Federation University (Ballarat) students in their final year of study before becoming school teachers.

 6.08 PM 1 June, 2015

Emergency services test crisis response

Firefighters from across the Geelong area were called to reports of a chemical smell on a V/Line train which started to affect passengers on board. This set the scene for a counter terrorism exercise which was undertaken at V/Line’s Depot at Geelong West this morning (Saturday 30 May).

 12.28 PM 30 May, 2015

Smythesdale FB Opening and Medal Presentation

On Sunday 26 April, Smythesdale Fire Brigade members, Minister of Emergency Services Jane Garrett, Local Member Geoff Howard, CFA Board Member Michael Tudball, CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson, Mayor of the Golden Plains Shire and Grenville Group Officer Des Phelan and President of the VFBV Hans Van Hamond all gathered at Scarsdale where Smythesdale has its satellite station.

 3.01 PM 28 May, 2015

Emergency services test crisis response

Firefighters were called to reports of a chemical smell on a train which was affecting hundreds of passengers as part of a counter terrorism exercise this morning (Sat May 16).

 3.26 PM 16 May, 2015

D15 celebrates National Volunteer Week with comedy

District 15 hosted a successful event to thank volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

 2.33 AM 15 May, 2015

Medium tanker for Millbrook Fire Brigade

Members of the Millbrook Fire Brigade, both old and young, were on hand on Sunday 3 May to welcome their new medium tanker.

 12.49 PM 8 May, 2015

Thermal Imaging camera for Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade has received a thermal imaging camera (TIC) as a result of State Government funding to have a TIC in all municipalities of Victoria.

 12.07 PM 8 May, 2015

Big fill used at structure fire

Malmsbury Big Fill recently came in handy at a structure fire in Denver. The house, which was fullly alight on arrival of crews, was unfortuntately destroyed but crews successfully protected and saved an adjoining house.

 12.52 PM 3 May, 2015

Ballarat firefighters remembered

Ballarat and surrounding Brigades paid tribute to their fellow fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their life in World War I.

 6.10 PM 22 April, 2015