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Total Fire Bans declared

Total Fire Bans have been declared across four districts for Friday 18 December 2015 and the entire state on Saturday 19 December.

 4.37 PM 17 December, 2015

Fires investigated at Darley Park

CFA and Victoria Police are taking a zero tolerance approach to deliberate and recklessly lit fires following two incidents in Bacchus Marsh this month.

 2.54 PM 15 December, 2015

Seafood BBQ and community engagement success

Tarwin Lower brigade recently held a successful community engagement evening at Venus Bay that included a seafood BBQ.

 1.24 PM 15 December, 2015

Millgrove fire refuge opens for summer

The Millgrove community fire refuge has been officially opened and is available for use this summer.

 12.21 PM 14 December, 2015

Truganina video shared far and wide

A response video that includes narration of good and bad driver behaviour around a responding emergency vehicle has been viewed nearly 400,000 times after being posted on Truganina Fire Brigade’s Facebook page.

 7.52 AM 11 December, 2015

SMEACS approach to engage at Whittlesea Show

Over 30,000 community members turned out to attend the annual Whittlesea Show held on 6 and 7 November. Local brigades, supported by the Whittlesea - Diamond Valley Community Engagement Workgroup, Nillumbik Group and CFA’s Mobile Education Unit took the opportunity to engage with the community and raise awareness leading into the summer.

 7.46 AM 11 December, 2015

Wedderburn residents ready for anything

The country town of Wedderburn in the state's north-west hosted its second annual Emergency Services Day on 8 December, bringing primary school students and first responders together in a relaxed environment.

 10.38 AM 9 December, 2015

Inspired by Community Engagement Forum

As the newly-appointed Community Safety Coordinator for St Andrews Fire Brigade, I attended the CFA/SES Community Engagement Forum held at Creswick earlier this year.

 8.59 AM 8 December, 2015

The fire risks of hoarding

Can you remember an incident when you may have thought someone was living among mounds of ‘junk’, ‘rubbish’ or items that no longer serve the purpose for which they were intended?

 3.05 PM 7 December, 2015

Total Fire Bans declared for Tuesday 8 December

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Tuesday 8 December 2015 in the Mallee, Wimmera, South West, Northern Country and North Central Fire Weather Districts.

 2.10 PM 7 December, 2015

Community exercises get locals thinking

During November and December 2015, more than 250 residents took part in community bushfire exercises at Mirboo North, Noojee and Erica fire stations. 

 2.06 PM 7 December, 2015

Celebrate the silly season safely

MFB and CFA are encouraging Victorians to have a safe Christmas but make sure celebrations are without sparks.

 9.57 AM 7 December, 2015

Total Fire Bans for Wimmera and Mallee

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Monday 7 December 2015 for the Wimmera and Mallee weather districts.

 4.40 PM 6 December, 2015

Roadside burns in Golden Plains Shire

Residents in the area of Cape Clear and Teesdale in the Golden Plains Shire may see smoke in the air on Sunday, 6 December, as CFA firefighters carry out multiple fire prevention works on roadsides.

 3.06 PM 4 December, 2015

Fire Awareness Awards winners announced

Community groups and individuals helping to reduce the risk and impact of fire across Victoria have been recognised at the 2015 Fire Awareness Awards.

 8.24 AM 3 December, 2015

One weekend in November

November has been a very busy month for brigades not only with the start of the fire season but also with organising CFA Open Days to make sure the community is educated and well prepared. Brigades opened their stations, joined forces with other agencies or attended local events to connect with the locals.

 2.25 PM 2 December, 2015

Specialist firefighting aircraft take to the skies

Victoria’s air defence against bushfires has been boosted with the arrival of two of the world’s biggest firefighting aircraft.

 8.11 AM 2 December, 2015

A fruitful weekend at Bacchus Marsh

Strawberries, cherries and a brigade open day in Bacchus Marsh.

 8.43 PM 1 December, 2015

Total Fire Ban in Wimmera and Mallee

CFA has declared Total Fire Bans across the Wimmera and Mallee districts for Monday, 30 November.

 4.41 PM 29 November, 2015

Mirboo North community bushfire exercise

   

 10.54 AM 27 November, 2015