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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

Pumps and PNG

What’s the connection between CFA water pumps and Papua New Guinea?

 10.48 AM 6 September, 2017

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.

 2.10 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.

 10.49 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.

 5.50 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.

 5.40 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.

 11.16 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.

 4.51 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.

 6.12 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.

 2.43 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.

 4.40 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.

 4.52 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.

 12.41 PM 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.

 1.52 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. 

 1.18 PM 12 May, 2017