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News posts from Duncan Russell

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’.

10.52 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.

9.45 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.

12.17 PM 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.

3.11 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.

9.06 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.

4.04 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.

11.42 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.

8.31 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.

11.13 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. 

1.20 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.

3.15 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. 

3.46 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. 

8.31 AM 18 November, 2016

Women's active role in Winchelsea Fire Brigade

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

8.21 AM 2 November, 2016

Father and daughter ride for cancer research

Snake Valley brigade members will be swapping their overalls for Lycra this summer to Ride4Research.

10.07 AM 24 October, 2016

Hoddles Creek Fire Brigade 70th birthday

On Saturday 8 October 2016, Hoddles Creek Fire Brigade celebrated its 70th birthday in fine style at Two Brookes Bar in Seville. 

1.38 PM 18 October, 2016

Como Gardens Open Garden Scheme postponed

On behalf of George and Pat Hetrel, at Como Gardens, we wish to advise that due to the high rainfall we have received lately, the Open Garden Scheme Weekend scheduled for 15 and 16 October has now been postponed and moved to 12 and 13 November.

4.25 PM 12 October, 2016

Nulla Vale salutes six remarkable volunteers

On 22 September, Nulla Vale Fire Brigade in District 12 celebrated the collective 335 years of service of six brigade members.

12.58 PM 12 October, 2016

Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade members say thank you

On Monday 19 September, Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade members attended the funeral of the captain's wife. 

11.37 AM 27 September, 2016

Rural-urban interface firefighting

Fire and Emergency Management has made a new video Rural-urban interface firefighting for the Victorian fire agencies.

3.47 PM 12 September, 2016
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