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Chief Officer speaks about upcoming fire season

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has spoken at the AFAC and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Conference in New Zealand this week about predictions for the upcoming fire season.

 3.11 PM 2 September, 2014

Victoria to face above average fire season

Victoria will face another significant fire season this year according to the latest seasonal outlook for southern Australia.

 10.10 AM 2 September, 2014

Man saved from cat-astrophe

A fast thinking feline is being praised for helping to save its owners life, after alerting the man to a house fire which destroyed his Wandin North home early this morning (01/09).

 3.37 PM 1 September, 2014

Nine members appointed to new CFA Board

Claire Higgins, as Chair of the CFA Board, congratulated the new CFA Board announced yesterday by Minister Kim Wells.

 9.29 AM 29 August, 2014

Apollo Bay brigade seeks volunteer visitors

If you are you planning a holiday or regularly visit Apollo Bay and you're interested in volunteering, then the Apollo Bay Fire Brigade wants to hear from you!

 3.25 PM 25 August, 2014

Respiratory equipment replacement

In the Victorian Government’s May budget, funding was allocated to replace all existing self-contained respiratory (breathing apparatus) equipment for CFA and MFB to promote and enhance community and firefighter safety.

 11.21 AM 16 August, 2014

Section 29 Brigade Feedback Trial

The Section 29 Brigade Feedback Trial will continue until 30/6/2015.

 11.18 AM 14 August, 2014

Mt Buller 000 ready

A new addressing system on Mt Buller is equipping emergency 000 callers to better explain their location and make it easier for emergency services to identify their location.

 8.57 AM 28 July, 2014

Warnings and Advice: Your Role

Giving Warnings and Advice to the community is underpinned by CFA’s mission to protect lives and property.

 10.00 AM 15 July, 2014

Floating Debris in Port Philip

Queenslciff Coast Guard crews were tasked to search for a reported floating dinghy in Port Philip.

 10.23 PM 13 July, 2014

Fire Investigation Training Session

Over twenty (20) CFA Fire Investigators attended the latest Victorian Association of Fire Investigators (VAFI) Training Session that was held on Thursday (26 June 2014) night at the Federation Training – Chadstone Campus.The theme of the training session was the identification and awareness of electrical power industry assets along with vegetation clearance from power lines.

 9.03 AM 27 June, 2014

$66 million radio upgrade

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response, Kim Wells today welcomed the rollout of a new multi-million dollar communications system for regional CFA brigades.

 1.15 PM 17 June, 2014

Fire Investigator training

Nine CFA personnel have recently completed the Structural & Vehicle Fire Investigation Course at the CFA’s State Training College at Fiskville.

 10.28 AM 16 June, 2014

Fire Investigation Room Burns

In preparation for the Structural & Vehicle Fire Investigation Course Assessments three (3) room burns were recently conducted at the CFA’s State Training College (Fiskville).Two groups being the District 13 Captain’s Forum and the Recruit Fire-fighters Squad 1/2014 had the opportunity to be involved in the room burns for the course over two separate days.

 8.59 AM 4 June, 2014

CO blog: Regional Radio Dispatch

In his latest blog CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson updates members on Regional Radio Dispatch, Creating Our Future Together and a recent bushfire and community engagement research forum. 

 11.41 AM 2 June, 2014

Rowville moves to 24/7 staffing

Career firefighters will now work around the clock at the station in support of Rowville's volunteer members, following the brigade's transition to a fully operational integrated brigade on Monday 7 April.

 9.32 AM 10 April, 2014

Digital dispatch transition

At 8pm on 2 April 2014, District 12 transitioned to the Talkgroup 512 marking the first regional District to transition to the digital dispatch service.

 11.30 AM 9 April, 2014

Digital dispatch to commence

Transition to the Regional Radio Dispatch Service (RRDS) is on track to kick off between April and July 2014.

 3.02 PM 26 March, 2014

Commissioner video update 24/3/14

We’ve made it to the end of March and it’s been a very, very busy summer period. You think about heat waves, you think about fires, you think about the challenges of being prepared for what was a season that we predicted to be very busy.

 2.14 PM 24 March, 2014

CFA thanks Fire and Rescue NSW

As the complex response to the Hazelwood mine fire rolls on, members from Fire and Rescue New South Wales continue to backfill integrated Victorian fire stations.

 3.01 PM 14 March, 2014