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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

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