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District 15 News

Training for helicopter crash at Bacchus Marsh

For training purposes, Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade recently survived a forced landing of the Sikorsky heavy lift helicopter. 

 2.59 PM 28 February, 2018

Rescue operation underway near Bacchus Marsh

CFA crews are working to bring two teenage boys down from a cliff off Werribee Vale Rd, Maddingley this afternoon.

 2.55 PM 16 December, 2017

Fire restrictions introduced across the state

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 18 December 2017:

 9.37 AM 12 December, 2017

New pumper arrives at Lucas

The first of CFA’s third-generation heavy pumper 2017 has been delivered to the newly-established Lucas Fire Brigade. 

 1.15 PM 7 December, 2017

Fire restrictions in West and North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 27 November 2017:

 12.31 PM 21 November, 2017

Grass and scrub fire in Wheatsheaf

This afternoon (8 November) firefighters were called to a grass and scrub fire on private land in Wheatsheaf. 

 4.17 PM 8 November, 2017

Coimadai cements its future

Coimadai Fire Brigade members have kept alive a fine tradition by once again building their own fire station.

 9.01 AM 17 March, 2017

Death of Dimboola stalwart Bill McCann

From humble beginnings, success with running teams and a lifetime of firefighting experience, Bill McCann's achievements were celebrated by Dimboola member Bronwyn Hastings in this CFA News and Media story from 2013. 

 1.34 PM 16 March, 2017

Daylesford welcomes the Governor

Daylesford Fire Brigade yesterday had the pleasure of welcoming The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC to their station.

 10.39 AM 10 March, 2017

Trentham FB thanks Lyonville community

Thank you to the Lyonville community.

 9.03 AM 26 February, 2017

Rock till you drop at Lyonville Fireman's Ball

      EVENT CLOSED   TONIGHT 25/02/2017 Let the good times roll at the Trentham CFA Lyonville Fire Truck Fund-Raiser

 11.02 AM 12 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

 1.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Des rewarded for outstanding service

Late last year (24 November) CFA’s Des Phelan unassumingly attended what he thought was a Christmas party; little did he know his colleagues had something much more exciting in mind.

 8.01 AM 3 February, 2017

Shed fire near Ballarat

A car has been destroyed by fire inside a shed in an industrial area in Delacombe this morning, despite quick action from an employee.

 12.05 PM 28 December, 2016

Bacchus Marsh FB creates buffer for town

Brigades from Bacchus Marsh, Myrniong and Coimadai took part in a strategic hazard reduction burn today on the outskirts of Bacchus Marsh.

 6.27 PM 11 December, 2016

Ballarat recruit ready to give back to home town

For one of CFA’s newest recruits – Zoe Wathen – CFA has been a constant presence over the years.

 2.15 PM 7 December, 2016

Groups: a long and winding road

Christopher Simmins from Newstead Fire Brigade looks at the history of CFA's Group system.

 8.14 PM 28 November, 2016

Westmere Group Officer John Chapman talks risk

While 19 brigades might sound unwieldy, they form a tight unit in District 16’s Westmere Group to the east of the Grampians.

 2.15 PM 28 November, 2016

Quadrella for Blackwood Fire Brigade

Last Saturday, 26 November Blackwood Fire Brigade celebrated another successful year of community service and firefighting.

 11.23 AM 28 November, 2016

Knights of the Round Table

On 25-27 November 2016 more than 100 avid motorcycle riders will be getting involved in Australia’s first Knights of the Round Table (KoRT) tournament.

 11.54 AM 24 November, 2016