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News posts from Duncan Russell

Nominate for the 2017 Victorian Senior of the Year

The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards acknowledge older Victorians who volunteer to assist, support and encourage others in their communities.

8.30 AM 26 April, 2017

Willaura celebrates a milestone

On 22 and 23 April, Willaura Fire Brigade celebrated its centenary with a dinner and open day.

3.08 PM 24 April, 2017

Whiteheads Creek brigade art expo raises $4200

On Thursday evening 13 April, Whiteheads Creek Fire Brigade opened its doors to the public for an exhibition of works by local artists.

1.52 PM 19 April, 2017

Clonbinane brigade celebrates station opening

On Sunday 2 April, Clonbinane Fire Brigade's new fire station was officially opened by CFA Board Member Lynda Hamilton with a ribbon cutting.

8.46 AM 4 April, 2017

New Juniors at Wandong show off their skills

After a long absence Wandong fire brigade has reintroduced a Junior fire brigade.

8.17 AM 4 April, 2017

Fun Run for the Kids on 9 April

CFA will this year be entering a team in the Run for the Kids event on Sunday 9 April.

8.38 AM 27 March, 2017

The importance of CFA's emergency medical response

CFA brigades trained to administer emergency medical response (EMR) co-respond with Ambulance Victoria (AV) to a select group of Priority Triple Zero calls, best summarised as ‘not conscious, not breathing or breathing uncertain’.

9.52 AM 23 March, 2017

Easter art exhibition to support CFA brigade

Whiteheads Creek Fire Brigade is holding an art exhibition this Easter, where you can buy the works of artists living in District 12 and support CFA at the same time.

8.45 AM 10 March, 2017

CFA medals stolen from Melton home – can you help?

A CFA volunteer's home in Melton West was burgled on 18 January and a Sunbury brigade Life Membership medal and 25-year firefighter service medal were taken.

11.17 AM 9 March, 2017

Volunteer Leaders Forum 2017

CFA volunteers are encouraged to apply to attend the sixth Volunteer Leaders Forum on 29-30 April 2017.

2.11 PM 21 February, 2017

Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre, Cockatoo

Built in 1977 by Cardinia Shire Council, the building at 2 McBride Street, Cockatoo was a Kindergarten until 2005.

8.06 AM 14 February, 2017

Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade 125th Anniversary

Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade has several events planned this year to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

3.04 PM 9 February, 2017

Casey Group’s concept FCV

Casey Group of brigades has developed a new-style FCV with an enhanced radio capability of seven radios.

10.42 AM 7 February, 2017

Australian Journal of Emergency Management

You can stay up to date with what’s happening in the emergency management sector by reading The Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

7.31 AM 31 January, 2017

Yackandandah balances experience and youth

The January meeting of Yackandandah Fire Brigade saw one of its longest-serving members presented with a 50-year service medal by District 24 Operations Manager Paul King.

10.13 AM 13 January, 2017

Konongwootong Fire Brigade's 863 years of service

Konongwootong Fire Brigade acknowledged the extended volunteer service of 22 members of the community at an awards ceremony at the Konongwootong Hall on Saturday 26 November. 

12.20 PM 30 November, 2016

Westmere Group Officer John Chapman talks risk

While 19 brigades might sound unwieldy, they form a tight unit in District 16’s Westmere Group to the east of the Grampians.

2.15 PM 28 November, 2016

Serra Group Officer Armytage talks risk

In mid-October “it’s as wet as it’s ever been” across the Serra Group area in District 5, according to Group Officer Simon Armytage. 

2.46 PM 22 November, 2016

Tarra Group Officer Wight talks risk

From the Gippsland coast to the Strzeleckis with Yarram as the employment centre; from communities of sea changers and retirees to the summer influx of holiday makers, the Tarra Group area is one of contrasts. 

7.31 AM 18 November, 2016

Women's active role in Winchelsea Fire Brigade

Winchelsea Fire Brigade in District 7 is proud of its diversity.

7.21 AM 2 November, 2016
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