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News posts from Duncan Russell

Coaches' success 30 years in the making

District 16 and Beazley’s Bridge Fire Brigade are lucky to have two volunteers who not only volunteer their time to fight fires, but also educate up-and-coming brigade members.

9.43 AM 18 August, 2017

Wattle Glen’s major extension

In the summer of 1943-44 a railway work-gang was boiling the billy at Wattle Glen.

11.46 AM 25 July, 2017

Learning through case studies

Each issue of Brigade magazine contains a ‘Learning from experience’ section which includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management.

3.41 PM 13 July, 2017

The real Kaptain Koala calls time

Keith Harms was a nurse at north-east Victoria’s haunted Mayday Hills lunatic asylum, before joining Beechworth Rural Fire Brigade in 1971.

2.00 PM 10 July, 2017

Training in the tropics

On 16 May, District Mechanical Officer Glenn Mumford and Scoresby brigade member Jim Read arrived at the South Pacific country of Tuvalu for a 10-day deployment to educate the police department, fire service and local volunteers about fire safety and equipment maintenance.

9.40 AM 7 July, 2017

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
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