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Big boost for local CFA crews

Six CFA’s across the Macedon Ranges will receive much needed tankers and equipment. Emergency Services Minister Lisa Neville announced last week 294 grants totaling more...

Facing up to the reality of fire danger

This fire season, CFA chief officer Steve Warrington is urging every Victorian to take responsibility for their safety Victoria is at the start of another...

Fireys push for bedroom alarms

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents are being urged to install interconnected smoke alarms in every bedroom, living area and hallway. The latest data from the...

Sirens sound for preps

It’s a small world after all at Macedon Primary School. The prep classroom has been set up with mini play stations that teach them about...

Firefighter assists with special roadside delivery

Gisborne CFA firefighter Luke Hammond’s journey to work on Wednesday morning was no ordinary drive. Mr Hammond said he was heading to work when he...

CFA bid to move brigade

Fire response times could be impacted if the Mount Macedon Fire Brigade relocates to a new facility, a volunteer firefighter has warned. Star Weekly has...

Burn-off warning

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges landowners are urged to take extra care with any burn-offs as the weather warms up. Macedon Ranges council, in consultation with...

Wood gather season opens

The spring firewood collection season has opened, meaning residents can pick up wood from designated areas until November. Hume assistant chief fire officer Jarrod Hayse...

Fireys take giant steps

Macedon Ranges firefighters are stepping up their support for people living with mental illness. Firefighters from Gisborne, Kyneton, Lancefield, Malmsbury and Riddells Creek are joining...

Call out for firefighters

Sunbury firefighters are needed for the upcoming fire season. Forest Fire Management Victoria has begun recruiting project firefighters across the state. More than 120 positions will...

Fire rips through historic Kyneton house

Fire has ripped through a 160-year-old homestead recently renovated by former television personality Tonia Todman. The blaze which heavily damaged the homestead early Monday was...

Cooking, heaters fan house fires

Cooking and electrical fires are still the largest cause of house fires in the Macedon Ranges, according to the CFA. The CFA’s latest preventable fire...

Grants windfall for seven Macedon Ranges CFA brigades

Seven CFA brigades across the Macedon Ranges are set to upgrade their equipment and facilities after sharing in more than $150,000 in state government...

New home on the way for Carlsruhe fire brigade

Carlsruhe Fire Brigade is on its way to getting a new fire station. Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas last week announced a $600,000 funding bonus for...

Fire brigades warn residents about winter

Local fire brigades are warning residents to take extra caution as the colder weather sets in, following a busy call-out period. Gisborne CFA was one...

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School strolls for sustainability

Killara Primary School pupils took to the streets last week to spread a message of sustainability. The school’s Walk to School Day included 119...

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