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Fire restrictions in North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 22 December 2017: Banyule City Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District) Nillumbuk Shire Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District)

 2.55 PM 15 December, 2017

Christmas lights spark warning

CFA and MFB are urging Victorians to celebrate the festive season safely and avoid firefighters crashing their Christmas.

 4.03 PM 14 December, 2017

Total Fire Ban for Mallee and Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Wimmera regions tomorrow (Wednesday 13 December). 

 6.38 PM 12 December, 2017

Fire restrictions introduced across the state

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

 10.37 AM 12 December, 2017

Fire restrictions announced for South West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 11 December 2017:

 3.13 PM 6 December, 2017

Fire restrictions introduced across the state

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 4 December 2017:

 4.15 PM 27 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in West and North East

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

 1.31 PM 21 November, 2017

Applications now open for summer community grants

Throughout summer government, emergency services and CFA work hard to deliver many activities to increase community preparedness both in the lead-up to and during the Fire Danger Period.

 9.52 AM 16 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in West, North West, North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 20 November 2017:

 11.30 AM 14 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 17 November 2017:

 11.47 AM 9 November, 2017

Community bushfire exercise in Omeo

Community members from the high country of Omeo, Cobungra, Bundarrah, Anglers's Rest, Glen Valley, Glen Wills, Cassilis Road, Innisfail, were given the opportunity to take part in the education experience of a CFA " Community Bushfire Exercise" coordinated by the South East Region Community Education team.

 2.18 PM 1 November, 2017

Emergency response time data release

CFA emergency response time data is being publicly released for the first time today. 

 10.10 AM 30 October, 2017

Fire restrictions in West, North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 30 October 2017:

 11.15 AM 27 October, 2017

Mt Martha Brigade Support Team

This week, CFA is recognising and acknowledging some of our senior members as part of Victorian Seniors Week. Mt Martha Fire Brigade is a perfect example of an active senior group that doesn't let age get in its way.

 3.31 PM 9 October, 2017

CFA goes back to Cubs

Last week over 3700 cub scouts aged from 8-11 years old travelled from across Victoria to Gillwell Park in Gembrook for a four-night camp.

 1.09 PM 9 October, 2017

First fire restrictions for 2017-18

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday 16 October 2017:

 8.51 AM 6 October, 2017

Campfire warning for the long weekend

As families prepare to pack their cars and head for the camping grounds this long weekend CFA is urging people to not be complacent when lighting fires.

 3.06 PM 28 September, 2017

New processes and guidance - clutter/hoarding

Residential fires involving significant clutter or hoarding are extremely dangerous for both occupants and firefighters. 

 5.12 PM 26 September, 2017

Smoke alarm program saves victim’s life

A woman whose life was saved by a smoke alarm during an alleged arson attack had had the device installed by firefighters less than 18 months earlier.

 2.58 PM 25 September, 2017