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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

The face behind those photos

Amazing photos from roadside planned burns in South West Victoria have been appearing on the Lismore and District Rural Fire Brigades’ Group Facebook page.

 8.58 AM 8 March, 2017

Safer together at work in Lorne community

As Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) planned fuel reduction burning program begins, CFA’s Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) teams have been out around Lorne supporting them.

 10.40 AM 7 March, 2017

Chairs in the bush for planned burn lesson

Recently, 50 residents of the Dandenong Ranges met with fire agencies to learn about the benefits of planned burning and how they can be actively involved in reducing the risk of bushfires in their local area.

 2.09 PM 23 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans – Wed 22 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 February, in all fire weather districts, except the North East and across Gippsland.

 4.23 PM 21 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans on Wednesday

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Wimmera, South West and Central fire weather districts for tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 February.

 3.23 PM 14 February, 2017

Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre, Cockatoo

Built in 1977 by Cardinia Shire Council, the building at 2 McBride Street, Cockatoo was a Kindergarten until 2005.

 8.06 AM 14 February, 2017

TFB in Central, Mallee, Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban is in place tomorrow, Thursday, 9 February, in the Central, Wimmera and Mallee fire weather districts with a hot and humid day forecast.

 4.06 PM 8 February, 2017

Community safety tip of the month

My CFA is your place for fire safety information, community meetings and neighbourhood safer places in your area.

 8.51 AM 8 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

 1.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Grassland burn learning exercise

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working together to complete roadside fuel reduction planned burns in the south-west of the state.

 10.56 AM 31 January, 2017

Harvest workshops in Wimmera reduce fires

CFA volunteer Kevin Bolwell has helped to reduce fires caused by harvesting machinery in the Wimmera, through running a series of workshops for farmers in the area.

 12.01 PM 30 January, 2017

Woman rescued from Eurobin Falls

CFA crews worked with SES, Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria yesterday (26 January) to rescue a woman who had slipped down an embankment at Eurobin Falls, Mount Buffalo.

 11.35 AM 27 January, 2017

Eltham shines at open day

The Eltham Fire Brigade proudly showcased its new station to over 1,000 people at its open day on Sunday.

 8.21 AM 23 January, 2017

Tourist hot spot no longer a black spot

Devils River has long been a hot spot for holiday makers, who flock to the area to enjoy camping and water sporting adventures. 

 9.16 AM 19 January, 2017