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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.

 9.24 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.

 3.25 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.

 9.11 AM 2 December, 2015

A fruitful weekend at Bacchus Marsh

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

 9.43 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.

 5.41 PM 29 November, 2015

Mirboo North community bushfire exercise

   

 11.54 AM 27 November, 2015

North West Region Walks Against Violence

North West Region Leadership Team and District 02 staff along with Eaglehawk brigade members, turned out at the second Bendigo Walks Against Violence.

 5.33 PM 26 November, 2015

Total Fire Bans in eight of nine districts

CFA has declared Total Fire Bans across all districts except East Gippsland for Wednesday, 25 November.

 4.47 PM 24 November, 2015

East Gippsland residents asked not to burn off

With the extreme wind conditions Victoria will experience tomorrow, CFA is asking residents in East Gippsland to refrain from burning off.

 4.42 PM 24 November, 2015

Successful Open Day at Rowsley Fire Brigade

Recently Rowsley Fire Brigade threw open its doors to the community for a joint 2015 Open Day and Community Fire Ready Meeting.

 2.07 PM 23 November, 2015

Ladies SAFE Night Out

A fun night out for ladies was recently held at Kongwak Fire Brigade.

 11.33 AM 20 November, 2015

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

The Mallee district will be subjected to a Total Fire Ban on Friday, 20 November 2015.

 5.08 PM 19 November, 2015

Response to Lancefield, future of planned burning

The Andrews Labor Government today released and responded to the independent investigation of the Lancefield-Cobaw fire, which resulted from a planned burn that broke containment lines in early October, and the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s report into Victoria’s fuel management targets.

 12.44 PM 19 November, 2015

Helping horse owners prepare for bushfire

A joint effort was the key to success in engaging the wider community.

 5.27 PM 18 November, 2015

Local brigades at Ritchies

Brigades such as Yarra Glen brigade will be out in force this weekend supporting Ritchies by running a BBQ outside the Yarra Glen Ritchies store.

 4.54 PM 18 November, 2015

Rockbank Fire Brigade seeking volunteers now

On Sunday 25 October, Rockbank Fire Brigade with the support of Caroline Springs, Truganina and Metropolitan Fire Brigade attended the Sri Durga Festival to promote the brigade within the growing community. 

 4.20 PM 18 November, 2015

Total Fire Bans declared amid extreme fire danger

Total Fire Bans have been declared for the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country and North Central fire weather districts from 12.01am Thursday 19 November 2015.

 4.12 PM 18 November, 2015

Don’t risk the holiday from hell

CFA is urging holiday home owners to ensure their properties are fire safe, after a Melbourne couple made a lucky escape from their burning house in the state’s north-east earlier this month.

 10.24 AM 18 November, 2015

Total Fire Ban declared as conditions worsen

CFA has declared a Total Fire Ban for the Mallee fire district for Wednesday 18 November.

 4.18 PM 17 November, 2015

Total Fire Bans declared

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Tuesday, 17 November 2015 for the following fire weather districts: Mallee Wimmera

 4.39 PM 16 November, 2015