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Community Safety

Final fire restrictions for the summer

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Tuesday, 3 January 2017:

 3.22 PM 19 December, 2016

Hillcrest colouring competition

Presented with a new portfolio of Community Safety, Hillcrest Fourth Lieutenant Andrew Smith took an earlier suggestion of running a colouring competition as part of Hillcrest Fire Brigade's Open Day. 

 3.03 PM 19 December, 2016

FCVs and trucks as fire restriction billboards

This is a very simple and inexpensive way to get our fire restriction message out to our communities - use our FCVs and trucks as mobile billboards.

 2.19 PM 17 December, 2016

Air fleet takes to the skies

Victorians will be better protected with the state’s largest firefighting air fleet officially launched at Avalon airport today.

 2.42 PM 14 December, 2016

Neighbour wakes residents to lounge room fire

A neighbour banging on their front door alerted residents of a fire in their lounge room in Dandenong on King George Pde just after midnight last night (14 December). 

 9.17 AM 14 December, 2016

Drouin West holds CFA Open Day with local market

Any brigade holding an open day hopes to attract large crowds, but sometimes this can be difficult especially in the busy pre-Christmas period.

 10.33 PM 12 December, 2016

Total Fire Ban in place

A Total Fire Ban will be in place for the Mallee, Wimmera and Northern Country tomorrow (Tuesday, 13 December). 

 4.03 PM 12 December, 2016

Community Education Tip of the Month - Dec 2016

If you travel in bush or grassland areas during summer you should always carry a woollen blanket and plenty of water to drink.

 3.22 PM 12 December, 2016

Bacchus Marsh FB creates buffer for town

Brigades from Bacchus Marsh, Myrniong and Coimadai took part in a strategic hazard reduction burn today on the outskirts of Bacchus Marsh.

 6.27 PM 11 December, 2016

Community conference receives fire awareness award

The Living with Bushfire Community Conference has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in fire service partnerships in this year’s Fire Awareness Awards.

 10.12 AM 9 December, 2016

Great results from CFA and FFMV cooperation

CFA volunteers have assisted Forest Fire Management Victoria with a couple of recent burns and have come away with excellent stories of cooperation and camaraderie.

 5.47 PM 8 December, 2016

Fire risk grows as Victoria dries out

Grass in Victoria’s west, central and north is drying rapidly, with strong spring growth resulting in potentially high fuel loads.

 1.15 PM 7 December, 2016

Are you prepared for fire?

Early decision-making is the focus of the Summer Fire Campaign for 2016-17, which launched today (Sunday 4 December) at Mount Derrimut Nature Conservation Reserve in Deer Park. 

 8.42 AM 4 December, 2016

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Sunday 4 December). 

 3.52 PM 3 December, 2016

White Ribbon Evacuation Drill

On Thursday 1st December 2016, Yarra Ranges Council and CFA (District 13) conducted a fire evacuation drill with a twist during at team.  

 11.10 AM 2 December, 2016

Open Day at Caroline Springs

On Sunday 27 November Caroline Springs Fire Brigade opened its doors to the community.

 3.23 PM 30 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 5 December 2016:

 9.49 AM 30 November, 2016

Air fleet ready to help protect the Wimmera

Victoria's firefighting aircraft fleet is getting ready for the 2016-17 fire season with planes and helicopters now being sent to regional bases across the state.

 10.03 AM 29 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in the North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 5 December 2016:

 8.42 AM 29 November, 2016

Harkaway Fire Safe Day

Students at Harkaway Primary School teach the fire safety message to each other on Fire Safe Day.

 12.29 PM 26 November, 2016