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A busy weekend for Kangaroo Flat

The new $1.8 million Kangaroo Flat Fire Station was officially opened on Saturday 28 May 2016 by Maree Edwards MLA, Member for Bendigo West. 

 10.06 AM 3 June, 2016

Small mistakes cause house fires

CFA is urging residents to heed fire safety messages and pay attention to the small mistakes that can cause serious fires at home.

 4.34 PM 2 June, 2016

Home fires on the rise due to small mistakes

There are hidden horrors lurking in every Victorian home. They are disguised in many forms, from the humble hairdryer, to the heater, and even your mobile phone.

 5.36 PM 30 May, 2016

CFA raises alarm on dodgy smoke detector deals

CFA has called on residents to keep an eye out for rogue operators who are preying on the elderly, by talking them into exorbitant contracts for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

 1.05 PM 12 May, 2016

Mildura kids SAFE and aware

The SAFE program was held on 19, 20 and 21 April at the St Andrews Tennis Complex in Eleventh Street Mildura. During the 3 days, 651 primary aged children attended from 10 local schools.

 4.26 PM 11 May, 2016

Front line community engagement

Increasingly CFA and other emergency services are moving from a traditional response focus to one that places greater emphasis on prevention and preparedness.

 12.38 PM 10 May, 2016

CEO visits fire tower

On 5 May the CEO visited Reeds fire tower in the Grampians National Park.

 10.07 AM 5 May, 2016

East Gippsland Field Days Bairnsdale

East Gippsland Field Days was held at Bairnsdale Aerodrome on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 2016. Bairnsdale Fire Brigade hosted the event with help from the community safety team from South East Region.

 10.57 AM 4 May, 2016

PARTY Program in Euroa

On Monday 18 April the PARTY program was held at Euroa Secondary College.

 7.59 PM 3 May, 2016

New BMT role: get the support you need

When Will Vale’s captain asked him to nominate for the new Community Safety Coordinator role on the BMT, he agreed to put his hand up – even though (in his words) he’d never ‘done’ community safety in his life. 

 3.18 PM 2 May, 2016

Easter in Bendigo

Participation in the Bendigo Easter Festival is an annual event for a number of Brigades and Groups across the City of Greater Bendigo with this year being no exception.

 12.56 PM 29 April, 2016

Children's book recalls Wye River fire

Out of the ashes of the Wye River and Separation Creek fire has come a beautiful book, which is a fitting memorial to a significant event in the town's history.

 10.30 AM 26 April, 2016

Women in District 17 Training Day

On Sunday 10 April 2016, 29 women from District 17 attended the Women in District 17 Training Day at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) – Longerenong campus. The purpose of the day was to build confidence and encourage women to be more actively involved in their brigades. 

 10.17 AM 19 April, 2016

Out-of-control burn-offs prompt warning

CFA is urging Victorians to take extreme care when burning off after responding to a high volume of out-of-control private burn-offs since the end of fire restrictions in the majority of municipalities.

 10.58 AM 14 April, 2016

Cooler conditions prompt chimney warning

CFA is urging residents to keep themselves fire safe as the cooler weather kicks in by checking and maintaining their fireplaces, chimneys, fireboxes and flues.

 1.22 PM 12 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 10.55 AM 6 April, 2016

Harcourt and Taradale’s long weekend

Brigades in the Metcalfe Group had a very busy long weekend with both Harcourt and Taradale brigades getting involved in community activities. Both brigades had their signature community events which are held each year over the Labour Day weekend.

 1.40 PM 1 April, 2016

CFA and Bunnings initiative in North West Region

2016 Smoke Alarm Campaign In 2015 there were over 3,000 home fires in Victoria alone. Smoke alarms are designed to provide an early warning and time to evacuate safely – but they can only do this if they work.

 1.31 PM 1 April, 2016

Joint entry for Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts

This year saw a partnership between Eaglehawk Fire Brigade and the North West Region Community Education Group in the annual Dahlia and Arts Festival street procession.

 1.15 PM 1 April, 2016

CFA working with Dandenong Neighbourhood House

Between Monday 21 March and Wednesday 23 March members of South East Region community safety team ran some home fire safety sessions as part of a partnership with Dandenong Neighbourhood House.

 12.21 PM 24 March, 2016