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New VEMTC helps volunteers hone their skills

Local volunteer firefighters who have used the new state-of-the-art training facility at Ballan look forward to benefitting from having VEMTC Central Highlands close by.

26 Nov 2021

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Prepare now for grassfire risk this summer

Fast-running grassfires will be a risk across Victoria this summer, with winter and spring rain leading to significant pasture growth in paddocks and roadsides.

25 Nov 2021

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Fireys stop hay fire in its tracks

A large fire has destroyed two sizeable haystacks in Echuca overnight, but firefighters successfully saved a nearby shed, silos and the third haystack.

23 Nov 2021

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CFA opens state-of-the-art training facility

CFA has unveiled the latest state-of-the-art training facility, with the Central Highlands Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) opening near Ballan today, 23 November.

23 Nov 2021

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Road named in recognition of Allan Roberts

Long before Research was overtaken by urban sprawl, the threat of bushfire was constant and very real. As a newlywed, Allan Roberts would spend weekends with the family in Research and weekdays in Wil ...

23 Nov 2021

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