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Working together to keep coastal communities safe

FFMVic and CFA staff have been out together to look at high priority planned burn sites on the coast in the South West.

 10.59 AM 14 March, 2017

The face behind those photos

Amazing photos from roadside planned burns in South West Victoria have been appearing on the Lismore and District Rural Fire Brigades’ Group Facebook page.

 9.58 AM 8 March, 2017

Safer together at work in Lorne community

As Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) planned fuel reduction burning program begins, CFA’s Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) teams have been out around Lorne supporting them.

 11.40 AM 7 March, 2017

Chairs in the bush for planned burn lesson

Recently, 50 residents of the Dandenong Ranges met with fire agencies to learn about the benefits of planned burning and how they can be actively involved in reducing the risk of bushfires in their local area.

 3.09 PM 23 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans – Wed 22 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 February, in all fire weather districts, except the North East and across Gippsland.

 5.23 PM 21 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans on Wednesday

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Wimmera, South West and Central fire weather districts for tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 February.

 4.23 PM 14 February, 2017

Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre, Cockatoo

Built in 1977 by Cardinia Shire Council, the building at 2 McBride Street, Cockatoo was a Kindergarten until 2005.

 9.06 AM 14 February, 2017

TFB in Central, Mallee, Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban is in place tomorrow, Thursday, 9 February, in the Central, Wimmera and Mallee fire weather districts with a hot and humid day forecast.

 5.06 PM 8 February, 2017

Community safety tip of the month

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

 9.51 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.

 2.45 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.

 11.56 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.

 1.01 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.

 12.35 PM 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.

 9.21 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. 

 10.16 AM 19 January, 2017

Tangambalanga New Year's Day fire

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

 12.33 AM 17 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.

 3.04 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.  

 9.52 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.

 12.22 PM 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. 

 10.54 AM 12 January, 2017