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CFA members have the opportunity to contribute to an independent review into equity and diversity being conducted by the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC).

 2.56 PM 26 July, 2016

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The 16th Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games will be held on the Sunshine Coast from 8-15 October 2016. They are offering 52 different sports. 

 8.13 AM 2 August, 2016

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Even riders in the Tour de France have rest days. Terry Heafield is having none of that as he rides 2500 kilometres around Victoria over three weeks. Winning for him will be helping just one person recognise they are suffering from depression and seeking help.

 5.09 PM 8 August, 2016

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There is no guidebook when depression emerges undiagnosed in a family member.

 10.23 AM 15 August, 2016

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With today’s commencement of a post-traumatic stress disorder pilot program, MFB and CFA firefighters have a further option to seek treatment if they feel they may be suffering from what is a serious illness.

 2.09 PM 31 August, 2016

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Psychological health issues are becoming more common, both in the community and the workplace, with 45 per cent of Australians experiencing a mental health issue during their lifetime.

 2.32 PM 31 August, 2016

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Registrations for the Get Moving Challenge are now open! Teams of 5-10 people can now register to compete against other CFA teams from all over Victoria, aiming to increase physical activity levels and take the highest number of steps each day for six weeks. 

 11.03 AM 5 September, 2016

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CFA members issued with structural ensembles can look forward to a surprise spring cleaning.

 11.32 AM 5 September, 2016

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Register your team in the Get Moving Challenge before registrations close this Sunday 18 October.

 11.46 AM 14 September, 2016

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October is Health and Safety Month. This is important to us at CFA as we want all members to return home safe at the end of the day, whether it be after a CFA activity or after any other work our members perform.

 8.39 AM 28 September, 2016

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More firefighters will be helping paramedics save the lives of heart attack victims, with the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) Program starting today in five fire stations across Victoria.

 9.46 AM 3 October, 2016

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Man Up is a three-part documentary series and social awareness campaign, hosted by Triple M radio personality Gus Worland, which aims to get to the bottom of the male suicide crisis, effect real social change and hopefully even save lives. 

 8.54 AM 11 October, 2016

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CFA members still have the opportunity to contribute to the Independent Review into Equity and Diversity being conducted by the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC).

 8.12 AM 25 October, 2016

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Looking back to the February 2009 bushfires, Radio National's Life Matters program spoke to Associate Professor Lisa Gibbs, Director of the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program at the University of Melbourne and Jason Gaffee Kinglake police officer.

 8.40 AM 30 November, 2016

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The Equity and Diversity Review survey closes this Sunday 18 December, so this is your last chance to participate!

 8.29 AM 15 December, 2016

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It should come as no surprise that CFA knows a fair bit about smoke on the fireground.

 1.32 PM 3 January, 2017

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At only 26 years of age, Tim Rogers is already a veteran peer. Now in his sixth year, he is also the District 15 Deputy Peer Coordinator.

 8.57 PM 27 March, 2017

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The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria has issued a Public Warning Notice to consumers under section 228 of the Australian Consumer Law & Fair Trading Act 2012, regarding a specific design of 'Happy birthday to you" novelty musical candles.

 2.57 PM 8 June, 2017

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Dr Michael Sargeant has been the CFA Medical Officer for some 20 years.

 11.09 AM 14 June, 2017

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The Country Fire Authority Sports & Recreation Association (CFASRA) is looking for CFA members who are interested or intending to go to the World Police & Fire Games to be held in Los Angeles from 7 to 16 August 2017.  

 11.12 AM 14 June, 2017

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For Group Officer Steve Lewis (Dundas Group), who suffered a stroke back in March, his awareness of stroke signs combined with an effective response at Western District Health Service has meant the difference between a full recovery and permanent disability or death. 

 11.02 AM 3 July, 2017

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On the evening of Wednesday June 28th, 2017, we ran a “Men’s HealthNight” at District 27 HQ in Morwell. 

 3.46 PM 4 July, 2017

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In May 2017, CFA appointed a dedicated Assistant Chief Officer Steve Smith to lead our inclusion work.

 12.57 PM 21 July, 2017

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Allan East, a member of Mooroopna Fire Brigade is the first to admit their brigade doesn’t mind a creative approach to fundraising events. 

 12.19 PM 24 July, 2017

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For CFA brigades Kinglake and Toolangi, speaking out against family violence is a message both want to make loud and clear to their local communities and beyond.

 4.59 PM 28 July, 2017

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The Dandenong Ranges Feeding Group is having its annual fundraiser this October and the team want you to 'leave your hat on' and help raise money for the important work they do in the local community.

 9.14 AM 11 August, 2017

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CFA and VicPol are in the race for the highest donations nationally.

 2.35 PM 21 August, 2017

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In 1983, the Ash Wednesday fires engulfed large numbers of coastal, central and eastern regions in Victoria with the tragic loss of 13 firefighters at Upper Beaconsfield. 

 10.15 AM 25 August, 2017

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It’s time to slip on your sneakers and prepare yourself for this year’s annual Get Moving Challenge!

 3.59 PM 29 August, 2017

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Langwarrin Fire Brigade and Langwarrin Running Club came together on Saturday to host special guest marathon runner Steve Moneghetti, who travelled down from Ballarat to coach the members of the running club.

 10.26 AM 4 September, 2017

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Yesterday (14 September) was R U OK? Day which is a national day of action that recognises the important part in which conversation, plays in helping out someone who might be doing it tough.

 3.34 PM 15 September, 2017

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Assistant Chief Officer, Inclusion and Fairness, Steve Smith provides an update on his first few months in the role. Steve also provides some ideas on how we can all contribute to CFA being an inclusive and equitable organisation. If you would like subtitles, click on the first icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

 12.33 PM 22 September, 2017