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Community Safety

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

FIRRE in Diamond Creek

Fire Insight and Risk Recognition Event Like many Brigades around the State, Diamond Creek has had consistently poor attendance at Fire Ready Victoria meetings, despite being a relatively high bushfire risk area which came close to being impacted by the February 2009 bushfires. 

 10.45 AM 21 March, 2016

Bunnings Family Easter evening

On Thursday 17 March Bunnings Dandenong held its Family Easter evening in the car park.

 9.06 AM 18 March, 2016

Harmony Festival 2016

Springvale Neighbourhood House held its 2016 Harmony Festival in Harmony Square, Dandenong on Wednesday 16 March.

 2.38 PM 17 March, 2016

Cardinia Group thanks the community

On Saturday 9 April, brigades in the Cardinia Group are joining forces to thank the community. 

 8.04 PM 10 March, 2016

CFA: stay away from Maitreya music festival

CFA has added its voice to authorities urging revellers to stay away from the unauthorised Maitreya music festival after organises failed to obtain a permit for the event near Charlton.

 3.52 PM 8 March, 2016

TFB in North Central district

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in North Central fire weather district tomorrow, Tuesday, 8 March.

 3.18 PM 7 March, 2016

CFA’s elite flying squad in action

CFA has a little-known group of firefighters who save more lives and protect more property than any brigade.

 2.03 PM 3 March, 2016

Smoke alarm campaign ready to kick off!

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.

 11.49 AM 2 March, 2016

Third CFA deployment heads to Tasmania

CFA Chief Officer Joe Buffone has farewelled a deployment of 88 CFA members to Tasmania.

 4.31 PM 24 February, 2016

Safety first in Warrandyte

CFA’s ‘Your Guide to Survival’ booklet contains essential information for Victorians and tourists about the summer fire risk. It is now available at the Warrandyte Bendigo Bank branch. 

 12.32 PM 23 February, 2016

Total Fire Bans for Tuesday

Total Fire Bans have been declared for tomorrow (23 February) in the whole state except East Gippsland. 

 3.12 PM 22 February, 2016

New database protects animals from bushfire

CFA has partnered with an Australian-first project that aims to provide better protection of horses and other companion animals during bushfires. 

 1.12 PM 18 February, 2016

Smoke visible in Ballarat area

Residents around Ballarat might see smoke in the air tomorrow afternoon while CFA crews carry out a planned burn at Victoria Park in Newington.

 12.25 PM 18 February, 2016