News & Media

Operational Information

The Art of Roadside Burning

Roadside burning is being elevated to an art form in three brigade areas south of Ballarat where a long black ribbon of burnt ground now slices through the landscape. In fact, it stretches from one side of District 15 to the other.

 11.39 AM 6 February, 2017

Campbellfield factory destroyed

CFA crews assisted MFB with a fire that destroyed a chemical factory in Campbellfield on Camp Rd overnight.

 9.57 AM 24 January, 2017

CO Update – Response boundaries, Pride March

Today I’d like to chat with you about two topics: response boundaries, and CFA’s involvement in the Pride March in St Kilda this weekend. 

 11.06 AM 23 January, 2017

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire

Today marks 20 years since fierce flames destroyed 41 homes, killed three people and ripped through more than 400 hectares of bushland covering much of the Dandenong Ranges.

 5.00 PM 20 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

Factory fire in Dandenong South

CFA crews have responded to an incident on Princes Highway in Dandenong South today (Saturday 3 December).

 9.35 PM 3 December, 2016

CO Update – The role of the group

Today I’ve provided members with my thoughts on what the role of the group is here at CFA. 

 5.03 PM 4 November, 2016

Behind the scenes with Fire Investigator Mark

CFA News chatted this week to Fire Investigator Mark Collins about the hows and whys behind fire investigation: Part One

 5.20 PM 27 September, 2016

District 5's original take on Footy Finals Fever

As AFL players go into battle to claim the coveted Grand Final Cup, CFA is encouraging operational volunteers to check their own battle equipment in the lead-up to the summer season.  

 11.03 AM 26 September, 2016

Rural-urban interface firefighting

Fire and Emergency Management has made a new video Rural-urban interface firefighting for the Victorian fire agencies.

 3.47 PM 12 September, 2016

Getting the truck out in Omeo Group

Locals describe Swifts Creek as “below the gap” at the foot of the Great Divide while Omeo 26 kilometres away is “above the gap” on the Great Divide.

 4.10 PM 5 September, 2016

Cold climate jackets for brigades

Each volunteer brigade is set to be issued with six cold climate jackets as part of a new project being run by CFA’s State PPE&C management centre.

 3.57 PM 30 August, 2016

Think flood before fire: D22 Captains' forum

The sun was out when thirty-five CFA captains and Group Officers gathered for District 22’s first ever Captain’s Forum last Sunday (31 July), but the message was to think flood before fire. 

 2.55 PM 2 August, 2016

Inglewood petrol tanker rollover – case study

The ‘Learning from incidents’ section of Brigade magazine includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management. Here, we analyse the Inglewood petrol tanker rollover in April 2016.

 9.48 AM 26 July, 2016

Roof collapse – case study

The ‘Learning from incidents’ section of Brigade magazine includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management. Here, we analyse two roof collapse incidents.

 12.07 PM 13 July, 2016

South East Check Maps and competition

Brigades in the south-east are being encouraged to make sure their spatial vision maps are correct and fit for CFA use before the books are printed in April 2017.

 2.48 PM 4 July, 2016

Update your details

Are you set up to receive important information direct from CFA?

 2.37 PM 8 June, 2016

CFA crews battle Norlane scrap metal yard fire

An overnight car fire in Norlane that caused significant damage to a scrap metal yard is being treated as suspicious.

 4.09 PM 12 May, 2016