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Community Safety

Brigades get a feel for the season ahead

It’s hard to believe that some of our fireys have been battling grass fires and burn offs over the past couple of weeks given the gloomy weather, but they certainly have.

 1.10 PM 15 August, 2017

Horsham firey educates local kids

Horsham volunteer Bernie Hadfield not only loves his role as a CFA firey but he’s also passionate about educating local kids about fire safety.

 9.49 AM 3 August, 2017

Update on proposed fire services reform

I want to update everyone on where the Parliament's inquiry into the fire services reform is up to.

 4.50 PM 26 July, 2017

Learning from experience – Mt Duneed farm rescue

Each issue of Brigade magazine contains a ‘Learning from experience’ section which includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management.

 4.40 PM 18 July, 2017

Fire Awareness Awards up for grabs

Applications for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards are now open for individuals, community groups and organisations to submit innovative projects that help reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria.

 10.16 AM 30 June, 2017

From the CO - Fire services reform update

The state government’s legislation to support the implementation of reform of Victoria's fire services was passed by the Legislative Assembly on 8 June 2017.

 3.51 PM 27 June, 2017

Storytime teaches kids about home fire safety

Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade and Eastern Regional Libraries joined forces on 23 June to host more than 200 members of the local community for the sixth CFA Funtime Storytime.

 5.12 PM 23 June, 2017

A better working environment for our fireys

New road rules announced by the State Government this week will reduce the risks to CFA members when responding to emergencies and help them fulfil their important roles more effectively.

 1.43 PM 20 June, 2017

Presumptive legislation: The facts

Cancer compensation reforms introduced into the Victorian Parliament will deliver the presumptive legislation that firefighters want, need and deserve.

 3.40 PM 19 June, 2017

2017 CFA-SES Regional Community Engagement Forums

This year each region will host a Regional Forum, and the State Community Engagement Forum can be expected to return in 2018.

 3.52 PM 9 June, 2017

Teaching kids fire safety in Gippsland

Nambrok-Denison Primary School held a Community Day which included VicPol, RAV, Department of Sustainablity, and local agricultural businesses. CFA members from Nambrok and the community education team also took part.

 11.41 AM 6 June, 2017

Update from the Chief Officer

A week after the State Government's announcement of its fire services reform and with the process of face to face discussions with volunteers, career firefighters and staff well underway, CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington provides a video update.

 12.52 PM 26 May, 2017

Combining street art with community safety

On Wednesday 10 May, Castlemaine Fire Brigade members sprang into action racing their pumper and tanker to the local tattoo parlour. 

 12.18 PM 12 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. 

 9.13 AM 11 May, 2017

Planned burning off to a flying start

CFA brigades from across Alexandra Group in District 12 North East Region joined crews from Forest Fire Management (FFMVic) to conduct the first FFMVic Murrindindi district planned burn of the season on Sunday 2 April.

 11.16 AM 3 April, 2017

Is your smoke alarm ready for retirement?

If your smoke alarm is more than a decade old, it may belong in a museum, not on your ceiling.

 9.13 AM 31 March, 2017

Dandenong 2017 Harmony Festival

Once again Springvale Neighbourhood House held a 2017 Harmony Festival in Harmony Square, Dandenong on Wednesday 22 March in partnership with Monash Health, Victoria Police, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre, South East Links and the Australian Government Department of Human Services.

 1.28 PM 23 March, 2017

Up in smoke

Rick had just finished putting away the grubby brushes and rags, just as he had done the previous day, then closed the old shed doors.

 11.41 AM 22 March, 2017

Fire restrictions end in District 13

The Fire Danger Period will end in following municipalities from 1am on 20 March 2017.

 11.17 AM 14 March, 2017

Working together to keep coastal communities safe

FFMVic and CFA staff have been out together to look at high priority planned burn sites on the coast in the South West.

 9.59 AM 14 March, 2017