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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.

 12.21 PM 16 August, 2014

Section 29 Brigade Feedback Trial

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

 12.18 PM 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.

 9.57 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.

 11.00 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.

 11.23 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.

 10.03 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.

 2.15 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.

 11.28 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.

 9.59 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. 

 12.41 PM 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.

 10.32 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.

 12.30 PM 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.

 4.02 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.

 3.14 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.

 4.01 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.

 4.25 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.

 4.34 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. 

 3.47 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.

 12.52 PM 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.

 9.18 PM 2 March, 2014