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News posts from Sonia Maclean

Historic station on market

A significant part of CFA history is up for sale, with the old Beechworth Fire Station set to go to auction on Saturday 14 June.

11.51 AM 16 May, 2014

Recruits look to new career

Last week 23 new firefighter recruits took the first major step on a new career path by starting a 16-week residential recruit course at CFA’s State Training College Fiskville.

3.02 PM 25 February, 2014

New dates for Get Moving

New dates have been set for CFA's Get Moving Challenge, with the pilot physical activity challenge for members now set to start on 24 March, one month later than originally planned due to the busy fire season. 

1.14 PM 21 February, 2014

Juniors excursion opportunity

On the eve of the State Junior Championships, Fiskville State Training College is inviting Junior Brigades to come down to the College to observe career recruits undergoing their evening drills.

11.14 AM 21 February, 2014

Get Moving Challenge

CFA members are urged to pull on their walking shoes for a new 12-week competition which challenges members to aim for 10,000 steps each day, while shedding a few kilos at the same time.

5.03 PM 29 January, 2014

First aid at your fingertips

If your New Year’s resolution is to learn some basic First Aid, but finding the time to complete a full face to face course is difficult, an online awareness course might be a good alternative.

2.58 PM 7 January, 2014

Inventor of the year

A Narbethong firefighter has been named Victorian Inventor of the Year by the Inventor’s Association of Australia.  

9.13 AM 7 January, 2014

Rescue at Beechworth Gorge

A visit to Beechworth Gorge proved to be life changing for a father and his son who, following an accident, had to be lifted out of the gorge during a six-hour rescue.

1.42 PM 2 January, 2014

Moyhu Group sharp and ready to go

The Moyhu Group is ready for another fire season after its annual group exercise on the weekend of 23-24 November. Story courtesy of the Wangaratta Chronicle.

9.23 AM 2 December, 2013

Wooragee CFA Sunday tanker launch

Wooragee Rural Fire Brigade  launched a new slip-on tanker at their CFA Sunday event on 24 November 2013 following a one and a half year fundraising effort.

12.57 PM 29 November, 2013

Yea Group members honoured

A National Emergency Medal presentation on Sunday 24 November at the Kinglake Community Centre has honoured members of the Yea Group and recognise their contribution to the community during the campaign fires of 2009.

9.44 AM 21 November, 2013

Barwon South West medals

Like most members who served during the summer of 2009, Julie Winzar felt that she was just doing her job.

11.05 AM 20 November, 2013

Toolangi station opening

More than 200 people came along last Saturday to see the unveiling of a new fire station at Toolangi, with Captain Ben Rose commenting that "after such a long time, finally we can house all of our vehicles in one location.”

4.22 PM 19 November, 2013

Leneva opens (new) doors

Having just celebrated the first anniversary of a new station and a settling in a tanker barely six months old, Leneva is keen to show off their new set up to local residents, who are invited to walk through the station on CFA Sunday.

10.17 AM 19 November, 2013

Show how equals know how

Glenburn Brigade knows its people, and are once more taking a practical approach to educating the community on CFA Sunday, keeping the focus on know how around pumps, nozzles and protective gear.

2.33 PM 15 November, 2013

Nothing stopping Narbethong

Narbethong Fire Brigade has never had an open day – in fact they’ve never had more than four community members attend a brigade-run event – but are pulling out the stops to make CFA Sunday a great day that they hope will be icing on the cake for what has been a great year.

3.50 PM 13 November, 2013

New handy harvester guide

A new pocket guide to help grain growers reduce their fire risk while bringing in this season’s crop has been developed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

3.38 PM 13 November, 2013

Testing times for controllers

“You are never too old to learn,” said CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson who was among 15 senior people officially presented with their Level 3 Incident Controller accreditation yesterday (Tuesday 12 November).

1.01 PM 13 November, 2013

Eastern Metro medals

More than 700 members from 39 CFA brigades in the Eastern Metropolitan Region have received a National Emergency Medal throughout September and October, with at least eighty more award sets to be presented.

1.11 PM 17 October, 2013

Opportunity for go-getters

Applications are now open for the Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) Scholarship for 2014, with all CFA members welcome to apply.

12.50 PM 15 October, 2013
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