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Portland video aims to attract more staff

Our career firefighters who are looking for a tree or sea change can get the best of both worlds if they transfer to little-known Portland Fire Station.  

 9.51 AM 24 July, 2017

Learning through case studies

Each issue of Brigade magazine contains a ‘Learning from experience’ section which includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management.

 3.41 PM 13 July, 2017

The importance of CFA's emergency medical response

CFA brigades trained to administer emergency medical response (EMR) co-respond with Ambulance Victoria (AV) to a select group of Priority Triple Zero calls, best summarised as ‘not conscious, not breathing or breathing uncertain’.

 9.52 AM 23 March, 2017

Working together to get the job done

Strathloddon and Glenlyon groups have been working together for the past 12 months to develop a greater rapport in order to create safer communities.

 8.40 AM 9 March, 2017

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.

 10.39 AM 6 February, 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

Smouldering chook poo near Foster

CFA crews had the smelly task of spreading out two smouldering piles of chicken manure on a farm in Stony Creek this afternoon (24 January).

 2.23 PM 24 January, 2017

CFA tackles fruit shop fire

CFA crews worked hard to contain a structure fire at a Torquay fruit shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning (24 January). 

 9.00 AM 24 January, 2017

Campbellfield factory destroyed

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

 8.57 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. 

 10.06 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.

 4.00 PM 20 January, 2017

Carrum Downs breaks incidents record

CFA’s Carrum Downs Fire Brigade volunteers have had a busy few weeks attending a range of incidents, allowing the brigade to break its incident record for 2016, with 470 call-outs.

 10.08 AM 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.

 2.04 PM 16 January, 2017

Portland gains new firefighters

CFA’s Portland Fire Station has enhanced its capacity to protect the community, with the addition of five new career firefighters rostered on a day shift.

 2.01 PM 10 January, 2017

Silo heats up in Trafalgar

Update 4pm: CFA with the assistance of other agencies continue to decant a silo, moving the seed-product to a tank on specialised truck.

 9.33 AM 3 January, 2017

Shed fire near Ballarat

A car has been destroyed by fire inside a shed in an industrial area in Delacombe this morning, despite quick action from an employee.

 12.05 PM 28 December, 2016

Dromana shop catches fire

CFA crews attended a structure fire at a fish and chip shop on Point Nepean Rd this morning. 

 7.45 AM 21 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

CFA assists with forest fire

CFA crews are assisting the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) with a fire in the Meredith State Forest on Slate Quarry Rd this evening (12 December).

 6.28 PM 12 December, 2016

Next of Kin/Emergency Contact details

Just a reminder to all members;

 3.39 PM 12 December, 2016