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Edenhope Fire Brigade gets keys to new tanker

The Edenhope Fire Brigade has been handed the keys to a brand new CFA Tanker.

 11.40 AM 24 June, 2015

Peter Clarke of Edenhope Fire Brigade recognised

On Sunday 21st June 2015 Peter Clarke was presented with a CFA 50 year Life Membership.

 11.26 AM 24 June, 2015

D17 KIAP Launch - a unique event

As part of the state wide launch of the CFA Koori Inclusion Action Plan, a Cultural Awareness day took place for all of the District 17 Staff in Horsham on Thursday 28th March 2015.

 3.25 PM 1 June, 2015

Lowan Group - 396 years of CFA service recognised

Lowan Group held a presentation evening on Wednesday 15 April to recognise the valuable contributions made by their dedicated volunteers, over 396 years of service in total.

 11.38 AM 22 April, 2015

CFA calls on Horsham community

Horsham Fire Brigade volunteers are calling on the local community to join CFA’s ranks to help with the town’s growing needs.

 11.25 AM 7 April, 2015

Koori Cultural Exchange Session in Horsham

As part of CFA’s Koori Inclusion Action Plan, a cultural awareness session took place in Horsham on Saturday 21st of March 2015.  Coincidently this fell on the same day as the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

 9.20 AM 30 March, 2015

Horsham Brigade puts the call out for new members

Horsham Brigade wants more women to join its ranks as members – according to Brigade member Kate Ryan.

 12.59 PM 16 March, 2015

Total Fire Ban in Wimmera and Mallee Sunday 15 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Mallee and Wimmera fire weather districts, for Sunday 15 February 2015.

 3.07 PM 14 February, 2015

District 17 HQ brigade's weather monitors

A Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) initiative 10 years ago to gather more accurate weather readings close to going fires has led to the strategic long-term placement of five portable automatic weather stations (PAWS) with fire brigades in Horsham, Wangaratta North and Hazelwood North, and two with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) at Altona.

 12.05 PM 5 February, 2015

More than a century later and still going strong

Fire brigades have been holding local and district competitions for more than 140 years. The Rural Championships have been held continuously since the early 1950s. This year is no different with approximately 200 brigades competing in the Urban and Rural State Championships.

 1.07 PM 4 February, 2015

Two houses destroyed in 24 hours

Firefighters in the state’s west have been busy with two houses destroyed by fire in less than 24 hours.

 11.46 AM 4 February, 2015

When businesses go over and above

We hear a lot of inspiring stories about CFA brigades but what about the local businesses and enterprises that put in time and time again to support our members to do what they do?

 9.28 AM 20 January, 2015

Captain speaks from Moyston fireground

There’s still plenty of action on the Moyston fireground.

 3.25 PM 5 January, 2015

Fast moving fire at Harrow

Eleven CFA crews are fighting a fast moving 200-hectare grassfire at Harrow, north of Hamilton.

 4.08 PM 11 December, 2014

Total Fire Ban in Mallee, Wimmera on Sunday

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has declared a total fire ban for Sunday November 30 for the Mallee and Wimmera districts.

 2.24 PM 29 November, 2014

Smoke alarm saves Horsham family

A family of six are lucky to be alive after a smoke alarm alerted them to a fire in their Horsham home just before midnight this morning.

 9.56 AM 31 October, 2014

Grape escape in Seppelt exercise

The grapes of wrath were let loose at Seppelt Winery in Great Western in early October with a major breathing apparatus (BA) exercise involving volunteers from across District 16.

 1.02 PM 23 October, 2014

Running Brooks a Ballarat legend

If you want to keep up with Ballarat Fire Brigade volunteer Barry Brooks, lace on your running shoes.

 10.15 AM 20 October, 2014

Busy Sunday for fire services

It was an early taste of the fire season as CFA and DEPI were kept busy attending to various bush and grass and scrub fires yesterday.

 12.12 PM 29 September, 2014

Fire at Horsham bowling alley

CFA attended a fire at a Horsham bowling alley on Monday 22 September.

 12.39 PM 22 September, 2014