Review of D14 & NRMR Post Season Online Debrief Survey

As you would be aware District 14 and NWMR utilised an online survey tool as a means to capture feedback from all its personnel for the 2012/2013 post season debrief.

The survey was made available to every member within District 14 and has provided us with a cross-section of data on our performance.

Read more: Review of D14 & NRMR Post Season Online Debrief Survey

Community Bank Golf Day - Friday 22 November 2013

Please find attached an invitation for you/your club/group to attend a Community Bank Golf Day on Friday 22 November 2013 at Heidelberg Golf Club.

Can you please send any replies to Melinda De Bolfo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Louise Danson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 8 November.

It would be great to see you there.

Thank you

Valley Community Financial Services Limited


CFA - Conference on the experience of men after disaster

Following the 2009 Bushfires, CFA has been involved in a research program regarding the experiences of men after disaster.

As a follow up to this, a conference to share the findings will be held in Melbourne on 26th November, 2013.

Should you know of anyone who may be interested in attending, can you please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information is available below, please click on the link: 


This conference will draw together representatives from the emergency management sector, federal, state and local government, and other key organisations. The conference will introduce the findings from the 'What about the men?' research, to inform responses to men in future disasters.


Volunteers with cancer

You'll be aware that VFBV is campaigning for presumptive legislation – the firefighters' cancer law – to provide a fairer and simpler path to compensation for volunteer and career firefighters who contract typical firefighter cancers.

As the issue progresses, there have been claims and assumptions made about the number of potential claimants and the possible cost to government, including a reported government estimate of $130 million in annual costs to CFA.

VFBV strongly doubts that estimate, especially since there appears to be little reliable information about potential claims in Victoria, and a Senate Inquiry has already heard that other countries did not experience a rush of new claims when they introduced presumptive legislation for their firefighters.

How you can help

If you, or a volunteer that you know, have made a cancer-related claim for compensation, or suffered from cancer and believe it was related to service to the community as a firefighter, we would like to hear from you.
Please contact VFBV Project Officer Peter Beaton on 0419 504 111 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

First Aid app

Red Cross have developed a First Aid app for smart phones.  Click on the image for details.

PANTON HILL CFA 60-80's Fancy Dress Dinner Dance Fundraiser

60-80s fancy dress dinner danceHi All,

Please see attached a flier for the Panton Hill CFA 60's-80's fancy dress dinner dance on the 9th of Nov 2013 at the Panton Hill Hall from 6:30pm-12am. There are only 300 tickets so please book ASAP so you don't miss out! There will be silent and live auctions, luck dips, for prizes and raffles. Also, a prize for the best male and female fancy dress! Prizes include a $2000 holiday house package, tickets to see a well known performer, guitar, live auctions (gardeners, handyman, carpenter, painter etc), the list goes on!!!!! Also, donations and sponsorship are still being requested so if anyone can help that would be much appreciated!

Dinner will include snags, spit roast, bread, salads and a chocolate fountain with fruit. There will also be alcohol and soft drink for sale including a cocktail bar! A DJ will be playing all the hits spanning between the 60's-80's. For tickets send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know how many tickets you need. Direct deposit is the preferred payment. Tickets are $30 each.

This is a fundraiser for the Ash Wednesday Memorial Service and Concert to be held on Feb 15th 2014. The main act will be James Rayne.

Hope to see you all there. Please send this flier around and post on Facebook if you can. Please don't forget that tickets are selling fast so don't miss out!


Tanya White
4th Lieutenant-Panton Hill CFA

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