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News posts from Irene Keating

ANZAC Day service at Ballan

The Ballan Community re-established a lost tradition on ANZAC Day this year, when the Ballan community came together to stand in solidarity and remember and honour our soldiers and defence personnel at a dawn service.

5.21 PM 27 April, 2017

Captain Koala Honorary Firefighter

The 4 April edition of the Ballarat Courier saluted “Young Boy’s Timely Fire Call” when a five-year-old boy and his brother, who were playing in their cubbyhouse, spotted smoke at the school and alerted their father who rang Triple Zero (000).

12.44 PM 21 April, 2017

Colin swaps country life for the beachside

After 42 years as an active firefighter with Wallace Fire Brigade, Colin Pryor has decided to step down and move to the coast.

12.05 PM 19 April, 2016

National Medals and 80th Anniversary

Coimadai Fire Brigade members came together recently to witness the presentation of National Medals and to celebrate the anniversary of the Brigade's 80th Birthday.

3.13 PM 30 November, 2015

Successful Open Day at Rowsley Fire Brigade

Recently Rowsley Fire Brigade threw open its doors to the community for a joint 2015 Open Day and Community Fire Ready Meeting.

2.07 PM 23 November, 2015

Fire comes to brigade

At around 1pm yesterday (9 November) 1st Lt Phil Clayden was sitting quietly at the Bacchus Marsh Fire Station completing some paperwork when there was a knock at the door.

2.57 PM 10 November, 2015

Greendale conquers Fiskville Cup

The Ballan Group of Fire Brigade’s annual preparedness event – the Fiskville Cup - was held last Sunday under perfect weather conditions. This set the scene for a great day of skill revision, teamwork, enthusiasm and fun.

10.13 AM 22 October, 2015

Medium tanker for Millbrook Fire Brigade

Members of the Millbrook Fire Brigade, both old and young, were on hand on Sunday 3 May to welcome their new medium tanker.

12.49 PM 8 May, 2015

Thermal Imaging camera for Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade has received a thermal imaging camera (TIC) as a result of State Government funding to have a TIC in all municipalities of Victoria.

12.07 PM 8 May, 2015

Community Partnerships forged in Gordon

Gordon Fire Brigade has teamed up with the local primary school to promote fire safety and awareness in the community.

2.59 PM 12 March, 2015

Our Own Citizen of the Year

As part of Australia Day celebrations, one of our own, Greendale Fire Brigade 3rd Lieutenant, Donna Zabinskas, has been named 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Moorabool Shire Council.

9.45 AM 2 February, 2015

Rowsley Fire Brigade National Medal presentation

Sunday 26 October saw over 320 years of dedicated service to the CFA and the community awarded to members of the Rowsley Fire Brigade by CFA Board Member Michael Tudball AFSM) in the form of National Medals.

2.35 PM 2 December, 2014

Life membership surprise

On Sunday 23 March, the Mt Wallace Fire Brigade biannual elections were interrupted by a very special announcement.

5.55 PM 29 May, 2014

Gordon changes smoke alarm battery

Last weekend, brigade members in the small town of Gordon reached out to their community by reinstituting their practice of helping residents change the battery in their smoke alarms. 

4.44 PM 11 April, 2014

Official opening at Blackwood

On Sunday 19 January 2014, the Blackwood Fire Station and Community Fire Refuge was officially opened by the Premier of Victoria, The Hon Dr Denis Napthine.

10.31 AM 21 January, 2014

Gordon FB Christmas breakup

The Gordon Fire Brigade celebrated their Christmas break up in style last weekend with Santa arriving to greet the children and their parents via horse and cart.

3.53 PM 20 December, 2013

Beepa - a big hit at Greendale

Greendale Fire Brigade opened their doors on CFA Sunday under heavy dark clouds and very wet conditions.

10.24 AM 29 November, 2013

Blackwood Awards Presentation

Saturday 1 December marked the awards presentation dinner for the Blackwood Fire Brigade.

3.42 PM 5 December, 2012

Moorabool Brigades join CFA Sunday

On Sunday 25 November, many Brigades in the Moorabool Catchment opened their doors to the public.

3.14 PM 3 December, 2012