At a recent bushfire planning workshop at Kergunyah participants were guided through their family fire plans.
On Monday 27 January at 3.50pm Beechworth and Macclesfield brigades were called out to rescue a horse that was stuck in a high-risk area.
Burrowye CFA volunteer George Kucka had already faced the brute force of the fire that surrounded his Guys Forest property west of Corryong.
The majority Congolese community gathered in Wodonga at the AWECC (Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council) to hear about bushfire safety and warnings.
Maisie Pilli, 18, faced her first campaign fire this summer with her sister, brother and father by her side.
For the Hardacres, giving back to their community is second nature, so when called upon to aid in the East Gippsland firefight - Darren and his two sons Nathan and Tim answered the call.
Cudgewa Fire Brigade volunteer Barry Byatt was with his fellow volunteers ready to defend his community from the coming fire front when it became clear his property in Colac Colac was under threat.
Kiewa Fire Brigade members joined one of many strike teams battling extreme conditions on 30 and 31 December in the north-east. Captain Aaron Wallace was involved with the strike team and talked about the nights' events.
Premier Daniel Andrews has declared a State of Disaster for six Local Government Areas and the Alpine Resorts, after considering advice from the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Emergency Management Commissioner.
District 24 Women’s Reference Group hosted a Women’s Workshop on 24 November at District Headquarters in Wodonga.