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News posts from Duncan Russell

Smoke alarm program saves victim’s life

A woman whose life was saved by a smoke alarm during an alleged arson attack had had the device installed by firefighters less than 18 months earlier.

2.58 PM 25 September, 2017

10th anniversary of racing up the tallest building

The tenth anniversary of the race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building will see participants from all over Australia and overseas raise much-needed funds for charity partners Whitelion and Interplast.

1.03 PM 25 September, 2017

Spotlight on CFA's education coordinators

Community Education Coordinators (CECs) do a lot more than just coordinate: they champion, promote, oversee and empower.

9.19 AM 4 September, 2017

Euroa celebrates 125 years of service

There were three days of celebrations in June to commemorate 125 years by one of the region’s strongest and most highly-respected fire brigades.

9.15 AM 1 September, 2017

Triple response from Wyatt

For Port Albert Second Lieutenant and Junior Leader Wyatt Kilgower, the love of volunteering has generated yet more volunteering. 

10.30 AM 31 August, 2017

Preserving fire services history

Members of CFA and the broader community interested in restoring old firefighting equipment and trucks are welcome to join the Central Victorian Fire Services Preservation Society (CVFSPS).

11.04 AM 30 August, 2017

Protecting lives for 60 years

A 77-year-old Colac firefighter’s family still worries every time his pager goes off despite his 60 years of firefighting experience.

9.34 AM 29 August, 2017

All for one at Malmsbury

When the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre (YJC) opened a high security unit in 2015 with 45 beds for men aged 18 to 21 years, the number of annual turnouts for Malmsbury dramatically increased from an average of 50 to about 160. 

9.26 AM 29 August, 2017

At 92, Bob’s still pitching in with CFA

Bob Adams has been a member of CFA for almost 80 years, fighting his first fire at just 14 years old.

1.50 PM 28 August, 2017

EMV Pre-season Update 2017-18 now online

This fire season's Pre-season Update is now on our website.

12.39 PM 25 August, 2017

The origins of our peer support program

In 1983, the Ash Wednesday fires engulfed large numbers of coastal, central and eastern regions in Victoria with the tragic loss of 13 firefighters at Upper Beaconsfield. 

11.15 AM 25 August, 2017

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.

10.43 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.

12.46 PM 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.

4.41 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.

3.00 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.

10.40 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.

3.08 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.

11.02 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.

10.19 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.

8.59 AM 7 June, 2017
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