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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

Walkathon enhances CFA and community safety

Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School (Woodbridge Boarding house) organised a walkathon in Halloween theme to support local CFA brigades to enhance community safety and assist with the purchase of operational equipment.

 11.03 AM 17 February, 2016

Small town brigade making big waves with PAVS

The Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) has delivered some unexpected outcomes for the Wairewa Fire Brigade and positive benefits for the community in South East Region.

 9.59 AM 16 February, 2016

PAVS along the Great Ocean Road

Backing up the year-in, year-out work done by Wye River Fire Brigade, among others, to ensure its community is well informed about risk, is the Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) team. Like other Victorian PAVS teams, they target towns on Level One of the Victorian Fire Risk Register where all houses are doorknocked.

 12.25 PM 12 February, 2016

Community Safety continues to support District 2

Continuing on from the numerous Fire Ready Victoria Meetings and community engagement at local events, from the start of February a series of Fire Ready Victoria street meetings were conducted around the Castlemaine and Campbells Creek areas.

 11.05 AM 12 February, 2016

Burn off at South Morang

South Morang Fire Brigade conducted a burn-off to ease the grass fire risk.

 2.43 PM 10 February, 2016

D8 brigades get into PAVS

Late last year, Upper Beaconsfield brigade hosted a Property Advice Visit Service training session with other local brigades in attendance.

 3.52 PM 1 February, 2016

Total Fire Bans declared due to severe fire risk

Total Fire Bans have been declared in all districts except East Gippsland tomorrow (Tuesday) as fire authorities across the state ready themselves for another hot and windy day.

 4.42 PM 18 January, 2016