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District 14 News

Let there be light

You may have noticed some changes as you approach Doreen Fire Station along Yan Yean Road.

 4.04 PM 4 March, 2018

Werribee brigade raises $1m for Good Friday Appeal

CFA has a proud history and partnership with The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, with brigades across the state fundraising for sick kids, year in, year out.

 11.31 AM 19 February, 2018

Ride-on mower sparks Mount Cottrell fire

Tuesday evening (9 January) CFA firefighters were called to battle a grass and scrub fire in Mount Cottrell.

 4.54 PM 11 January, 2018

Take care with ride-on mowers

A grass fire at Arthurs Creek on Saturday 23 December was started by a ride-on mower.

 8.43 AM 25 December, 2017

Fire restrictions in North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 22 December 2017: Banyule City Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District) Nillumbuk Shire Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District)

 2.55 PM 15 December, 2017

The 12 'Mo-Bros' of Werribee

Werribee Fire Brigade members are never ones to shy away from a challenge and Movember is no different.

 4.07 PM 20 November, 2017

District 14 brigades commence EMR

In a boost to the communities they protect, all integrated fire stations in District 14 now have emergency medical response (EMR) capability.

 5.00 PM 2 October, 2017

Female CFA duo recognised with top awards

More than 150 guests attended the annual Epping Fire Brigade dinner and awards night on Friday, 11 August which recognised the ongoing contributions made by brigade members.

 10.26 AM 29 August, 2017

SAFE program a hit with school children

The popular SAFE (Safety Awareness Field Education) multi-agency program has been running in Victoria’s North West region since 2004, delivering safety education sessions to children in grades 3 and 4. 

 10.39 AM 27 July, 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

New fire stations for Wyndham

Melbourne’s fast growing outer west will receive new fire stations thanks to a state government announcement made earlier this morning.

 1.03 PM 14 July, 2017

Jack of all trades

A single salute from Jack Sullivan marked the end of CFA stand-alone recruit training as CFA and MFB recruits transition into integrated training in the future.

 10.20 AM 13 July, 2017

My CFA family – one man’s journey from Iraq to CFA

A few regular school visits from the local fire brigade inspired a young Baker Dawas to join CFA to give back to his community.

 2.52 PM 16 June, 2017

Rochester builds Indigenous connection

More than six months after Rochester Fire Brigade hosted CFA’s first Smoking Ceremony focusing on safe passage through the fire season, the brigade’s members continue to increase their knowledge of local Indigenous culture.

 5.35 PM 29 May, 2017

Mum's the word

In honour of all our fantastic CFA mums, we would like to share a story about mum and grandmother Robyn Morley through the eyes of her kids. 

 11.48 AM 14 May, 2017

Volunteers getting the message out

Finding new ways of getting the fire safety message out to the community is a constant challenge for CFA. 

 10.13 AM 11 May, 2017

Werribee volunteers are always on the job

Werribee CFA volunteers Emily Martignago and Lino Zulian were in the right place at the right time when a patron of the local RSL went into anaphylactic shock at a Lions Club event.

 4.22 PM 10 April, 2017

Gain glimpse of life as CFA female firey

Women considering a career shake-up to become a CFA firefighter will get a chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to take on this varied and rewarding role.

 9.59 AM 16 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

Ten brigades tackle shed fire in Kangaroo Ground

It was 3.36am on Monday 6 March when the page was received for a shed fire in Kangaroo Ground. 

 12.13 PM 9 March, 2017