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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.

 10.59 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.

 9.58 AM 8 March, 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.

 5.23 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.

 4.23 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.

 9.06 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.

 5.06 PM 8 February, 2017

CFA declares TFBs for Tuesday

Total Fire Bans are in place tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 January, in the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central districts, with conditions predicted to be the hottest and driest so far this season.

 3.04 PM 16 January, 2017

How do you like your eggs?

Residents along the Mornington Peninsula have been reminded of the danger of leaving their kids, pets and even eggs (!) in their cars on hot days.  

 9.52 AM 16 January, 2017

CFA says: Don’t be a butthead

It’s easy to be complacent; to think that your behaviour won’t affect anyone else, but even the small act of throwing a cigarette butt from your car makes you a butthead.

 12.22 PM 12 January, 2017

Everyone wins at Mansfield’s Fire Ready Trivia

Both the risk and reality of bushfire has long shaped the lives of those who reside in Mansfield in Victoria’s North East. 

 10.54 AM 12 January, 2017

Evaporative coolers cause house fires

CFA has warned residents to check evaporative coolers, after crews attended four house fires caused by these systems over the weekend (7-8 January).

 10.23 AM 12 January, 2017

Strathewen students create fire film

CFA’s Arthur’s Creek Strathewen fire brigade have worked with 10 Strathewen Primary School students to create a ‘Claymation’ film about bushfire awareness, which has been well received by local people. 

 1.00 PM 28 December, 2016

CFA Chief Officer on Today Show

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington speaks to Channel Nine’s Today Show about barbecue safety ahead of the Christmas period.  

 9.46 AM 23 December, 2016

CFA initiatives growing fire awareness

CFA’s work helping Victorian communities to plan and prepare for fire has been recognised at this year’s Fire Awareness Awards, with two important projects winning Fire Service Awards.  

 9.27 AM 21 December, 2016

Final fire restrictions for the summer

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Tuesday, 3 January 2017:

 4.22 PM 19 December, 2016

Air fleet takes to the skies

Victorians will be better protected with the state’s largest firefighting air fleet officially launched at Avalon airport today.

 3.42 PM 14 December, 2016

Total Fire Ban in place

A Total Fire Ban will be in place for the Mallee, Wimmera and Northern Country tomorrow (Tuesday, 13 December). 

 5.03 PM 12 December, 2016

Bacchus Marsh FB creates buffer for town

Brigades from Bacchus Marsh, Myrniong and Coimadai took part in a strategic hazard reduction burn today on the outskirts of Bacchus Marsh.

 7.27 PM 11 December, 2016

Fire risk grows as Victoria dries out

Grass in Victoria’s west, central and north is drying rapidly, with strong spring growth resulting in potentially high fuel loads.

 2.15 PM 7 December, 2016

Are you prepared for fire?

Early decision-making is the focus of the Summer Fire Campaign for 2016-17, which launched today (Sunday 4 December) at Mount Derrimut Nature Conservation Reserve in Deer Park. 

 9.42 AM 4 December, 2016