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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

TFBs declared Tues 11 March

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Mallee, Wimmera, South West and Central Districts for Tuesday 11th March.

 3.25 PM 10 March, 2014

Volunteer grants program open

Emergency Services Minister Kim Wells officially opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2014/2015 otherwise known as VESEP – in recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers.

 3.34 PM 4 March, 2014

Hazelwood mine fire update 3/3/14

Two 500mm diameter, 4.7 kilometre long pipes are currently being constructed inside the mine to assist with the removal of water. 

 2.47 PM 3 March, 2014

Commissioner video update 3/3/14

We’ve now moved into Autumn. We’ve started March and it’s interesting to watch how dry it still is across Victoria.

 11.52 AM 3 March, 2014

CO talks about Hazelwood

Chief Officer Euan Ferguson talks about his visit to the Hazelwood open cut fire on Sunday 03 March.

 8.18 PM 2 March, 2014

DCOs brief at the open cut

Deputy Chief Officers from CFA Alen Slijepcevic and MFB's Peter Rau give an overview of the fire status at Morwell.

 7.38 PM 28 February, 2014

Mine fire update 28/2/14

The fire at Hazelwood open cut mine has now been burning for almost three weeks.

 2.05 PM 28 February, 2014

Call for new scanners

Assisting members with digital listening sets is a priority for CFA and the Regional Radio Dispatch Service (RRDS) project as members transition to the new digital radio dispatch network.

 12.47 PM 25 February, 2014

Commissioner video update 24/2/2014

It's been yet another busy week across Victoria. We've seen the East Gippsland fire still burning, and we've certainly got a fire of significance in the Hazelwood mine at Morwell.

 11.41 AM 24 February, 2014

Gippsland fire update 20/2/14

Some good rainfall across Gippsland yesterday has assisted fire agencies to contain some of the bushfires burning in our region.

 3.41 PM 20 February, 2014