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Community safety tip of the month

My CFA is your place for fire safety information, community meetings and neighbourhood safer places in your area.

 8.51 AM 8 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

 1.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Grassland burn learning exercise

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working together to complete roadside fuel reduction planned burns in the south-west of the state.

 10.56 AM 31 January, 2017

Harvest workshops in Wimmera reduce fires

CFA volunteer Kevin Bolwell has helped to reduce fires caused by harvesting machinery in the Wimmera, through running a series of workshops for farmers in the area.

 12.01 PM 30 January, 2017

Woman rescued from Eurobin Falls

CFA crews worked with SES, Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria yesterday (26 January) to rescue a woman who had slipped down an embankment at Eurobin Falls, Mount Buffalo.

 11.35 AM 27 January, 2017

Eltham shines at open day

The Eltham Fire Brigade proudly showcased its new station to over 1,000 people at its open day on Sunday.

 8.21 AM 23 January, 2017

Tourist hot spot no longer a black spot

Devils River has long been a hot spot for holiday makers, who flock to the area to enjoy camping and water sporting adventures. 

 9.16 AM 19 January, 2017

Tangambalanga New Year's Day fire

 A grassfire was started by a truck being used to cart hay.

 11.33 PM 16 January, 2017

CFA declares TFBs for Tuesday

Total Fire Bans are in place tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 January, in the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central districts, with conditions predicted to be the hottest and driest so far this season.

 2.04 PM 16 January, 2017

How do you like your eggs?

Residents along the Mornington Peninsula have been reminded of the danger of leaving their kids, pets and even eggs (!) in their cars on hot days.  

 8.52 AM 16 January, 2017

CFA says: Don’t be a butthead

It’s easy to be complacent; to think that your behaviour won’t affect anyone else, but even the small act of throwing a cigarette butt from your car makes you a butthead.

 11.22 AM 12 January, 2017

Everyone wins at Mansfield’s Fire Ready Trivia

Both the risk and reality of bushfire has long shaped the lives of those who reside in Mansfield in Victoria’s North East. 

 9.54 AM 12 January, 2017

Evaporative coolers cause house fires

CFA has warned residents to check evaporative coolers, after crews attended four house fires caused by these systems over the weekend (7-8 January).

 9.23 AM 12 January, 2017

Community education at Loch Sport

Recently the community engagement team from CFA, DELWP and Parks Victoria supported Loch Sport Fire Brigade members as they delivered summer fire safety awareness to their community and tourists.

 2.08 PM 5 January, 2017

Spate of grassfires in Mickleham

UPDATE, Wednesday 12.15pm: The grassfire on Mt Ridley Road in Mickleham is now under control.

 10.50 AM 4 January, 2017

Grassfire in Tangambalanga

**UDPATE (4pm)**

 12.54 PM 1 January, 2017

Strathewen students create fire film

CFA’s Arthur’s Creek Strathewen fire brigade have worked with 10 Strathewen Primary School students to create a ‘Claymation’ film about bushfire awareness, which has been well received by local people. 

 12.00 PM 28 December, 2016

CFA Chief Officer on Today Show

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington speaks to Channel Nine’s Today Show about barbecue safety ahead of the Christmas period.  

 8.46 AM 23 December, 2016

CFA initiatives growing fire awareness

CFA’s work helping Victorian communities to plan and prepare for fire has been recognised at this year’s Fire Awareness Awards, with two important projects winning Fire Service Awards.  

 8.27 AM 21 December, 2016

Dandenong Cornerstone free lunch

On Monday 19 December, Dandenong Neighbourhood House held a free lunch at Cornerstone in Walker Street Dandenong from 11am.

 1.04 PM 20 December, 2016