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Community spirit high in Wye

On Christmas morning, Wye River Fire Brigade Captain Roy Moriarty held a meeting to review and confirm the town’s fire plan – a plan developed by locals that would eventually save the lives of hundreds of community members and visitors to the area.

 4.01 PM 28 December, 2015

Illegal fireworks spark warning

Victorians are being urged to rethink New Year’s Eve plans involving illegal fireworks, or risk facing fines of thousands of dollars.

 11.17 AM 28 December, 2015

Lorne fires update Thursday 24 Dec

There is no threat to communities at the moment, but it's important for communities surrounding Jamison Track to remain vigilant over the Christmas period when a wind change is expected late Friday 25 December.

 9.36 AM 24 December, 2015

Smoke over the Great Ocean Rd, Lorne and surrounds

Lorne, Camperdown, Cobden, Cobrico and surrounding areas are experiencing significant smoke activity due to fires burning west of Lorne.

 4.23 PM 23 December, 2015

Hot weekend weather put Victorians to the test

The state experienced an extended period of extreme heat and fire danger over the weekend, with fire services responding to more than 600 incidents. 

 5.44 PM 21 December, 2015

Extreme conditions prompt heat and fire warning

As Victoria braces for another two days of extreme heat, fire and health authorities are calling on communities to put health and safety first in the lead up to Christmas.

 5.14 PM 18 December, 2015

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.

 5.37 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.

 3.54 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.

 2.24 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.

 1.21 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.

 8.52 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.

 8.46 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.

 11.38 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.

 9.59 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?

 4.05 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.

 3.10 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. 

 3.06 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.

 10.57 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.

 5.40 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.

 4.06 PM 4 December, 2015