Tag: CFA

Unrest as new chapter opens

Tomorrow July 1 marks a historic day as the Country Fire Authority's 'integrated' metro and regional stations and Metropolitan Fire Brigade merge to become...

Fierce forest fire

A thick layer of smoke has blanketed parts of the Macedon Ranges after lightning sparked a fierce blaze in the Cobaw Forest near Pipers...

Tackling the ‘wildfire gateway’

Malmsbury Common has long been regarded as a neglected piece of land. Large areas of gorse, non-native grasses and a northerly aspect effectively made it...
Reckless first-time campers are given a serious talking to by local fire brigades.

Reckless ignorance

Local fire brigades were left in disbelief when they discovered a group of campers in the Wombat State Forest had lit a potentially disastrous...
Macedon Ranges Strike Team 0215 recharge after a big day of assessing properties, clearing trees and blacking-out in the Bunyip fire complex. Photo: Mount Macedon Fire Brigade

Locals join fire fight

Local firies joined the fight at Bunyip State Park and Gippsland firegrounds last week. A Macedon Ranges strike team with firefighters from across the district...
Newham CFA members with the 'new Bobby Adams'. From left are Chris Eagle, Allan Chiong, Captain Steve Flounders, Bobby Adams, Neil Pomroy, Allan Muir and Bryan Hornbuckle.

Honouring a legend

Bobby Adams joined his local brigade to fight fires when he was just 14 years old. Today at 95 he still takes a big...
Local brigades will be conducting their first large exercise for the fire season in the Cobaw Ranges on Sunday.

CFA exercise in the Cobaws

In recent years, there have been several major fires in the Cobaw Ranges resulting in some serious losses, especially to land and property. On Sunday...
"Fighting tooth and nail" for Romsey and District Fire Brigade's Headquarters - (from left) Ron Cole, David Needham, Noel Smithwick, Ralph Hermann and Peter Brooks.

Heat over CFA sale move

Local firies are fighting to halt the shock sale of the Romsey Group Headquarters. Group officer Ralph Hermann said the bombshell news had left brigade...

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