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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.

 3.03 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.

 12.49 PM 2 March, 2016

Third CFA deployment heads to Tasmania

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

 5.31 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. 

 1.32 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. 

 4.12 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. 

 2.12 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.

 1.25 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.

 12.03 PM 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.

 10.59 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.

 1.25 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.

 12.05 PM 12 February, 2016

Burn off at South Morang

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

 3.43 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.

 4.52 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.

 5.42 PM 18 January, 2016

Community supports bushfire safety meetings

Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade ran a bushfire community meeting at Koolunga Native Reserve on Sunday morning January 17.

 10.01 AM 18 January, 2016

Total Fire Bans for Central & South West

CFA has declared Total Fire Bans for Monday, January 18 2016 in the South West and Central districts.

 5.53 PM 17 January, 2016

Building relationships, building resilience

Eight CFA brigades (crossing three groups) from District 6 joined forces with SES in November last year to host a multi-brigade Open Day.

 11.18 AM 7 January, 2016

Zero tolerance for illegal fireworks

Illegal fireworks continue to be an unnecessary burden on emergency services as crews attended to a number of incidents on New Year’s Eve despite, being a day of Total Fire Ban.

 1.48 PM 5 January, 2016

Total Fire Bans declared across five regions

Total Fire Bans have been declared for New Year’s Eve in the South-West , Central, West and South Gippsland, North Central and Wimmera regions.

 5.17 PM 30 December, 2015

New Year's evacuations

A Recommendation to Evacuate will be enacted on Thursday 31 December at 10am for Kennett River, Grey River and Wongarra due to the hot and windy forecast that could impact the current Lorne fires. 

 12.51 PM 30 December, 2015