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News posts from Duncan Russell

Mount Taylor awards dinner

Mount Taylor Fire Brigade award dinner was held at the Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre last Saturday night.

2.08 PM 23 June, 2017

Memberlink’s new digital card has launched

Emergency Memberlink is a key recognition program that thanks members for their significant contribution and dedication to CFA and creating safer communities.

10.02 AM 22 June, 2017

Assessing brigade viability

For many years, we’ve measured the health of brigades by focusing on operational preparedness and response. But, as we develop our understanding of risk, we know it’s much more than that.

9.19 AM 7 June, 2017

How toxic plume modelling helps incident response

In Victoria, CFA is leading the development of a toxic plume modelling capability to predict the downwind dispersion of chemicals and smoke from incidents.

7.59 AM 7 June, 2017

Remembering the Kerang train crossing tragedy

Today (5 June) is the 10-year anniversary of the Kerang train crash which killed 11 passengers. It was a tragedy that changed the lives of many and prompted important Victorian road safety reforms.

1.33 PM 5 June, 2017

Help Euroa celebrate this weekend

Members of Euroa Fire Brigade would like you to help them celebrate their 125th birthday this weekend, 9 to 11 June.

11.36 AM 5 June, 2017

Working with the local community

On a cold Monday night in May, Langwarrin Fire Brigade, along with neighbouring brigades Cranbourne and Pearcedale, were paged to attend a structure fire with reported persons missing at Cranbourne South Primary School in Cranbourne South, which is set in a semi-rural location.

8.19 AM 31 May, 2017

Steep angle training speeds up response

‘Working as one’ is a guiding principle for emergency services organisations in Victoria, and the best way to achieve this is to share skills, knowledge and resources across the state.

8.30 AM 26 May, 2017

Euroa Fire Brigade's significant milestone

Members of Euroa Fire Brigade would like you to help them celebrate their 125th birthday between 9 and 11 June.

2.55 PM 23 May, 2017

Combining street art with community safety

On Wednesday 10 May, Castlemaine Fire Brigade members sprang into action racing their pumper and tanker to the local tattoo parlour. 

12.18 PM 12 May, 2017

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
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