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Operational Information

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

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.

 8.38 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.

 3.05 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.

 1.47 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.

 12.41 PM 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.

 4.41 PM 20 February, 2014

NSW fireys help out

A contingent of firefighters from NSW headed home last week following a six day deployment in Geelong, having provided some much-appreciated additional manpower during the season's most significant spell of high fire danger.

 10.20 AM 18 February, 2014

Section 29 – Brigade Feedback Trial

Plans are underway to expand the Section 29 Inspections online system, commencing 1 July 2014, to include a Brigade Feedback section to capture key viability challenges faced by brigades now and in to the future.

 4.31 PM 14 February, 2014

Share your brigade's initiatives

A new online observation tool allows members to share their initiatives, observations and lessons from the fire season. 

 4.25 PM 14 February, 2014

Fire Conditions Update 10/02/14

The last 24 hours have seen a lot of fire activity across Victoria. Yesterday was a total fire ban across the whole state; hot, windy conditions, with a cold front going though the state had everybody on high fire alert.

 12.08 PM 10 February, 2014

Conditions briefing for members

Fire conditions this weekend are expected to worsen due to high temperatures across all of Saturday and the forecast weather change early on Sunday.

 1.52 PM 7 February, 2014

Vols Linga longer at air base

Huntly Fire Brigade members celebrated the green (Department of Environment and Primary Industries) and the gold (CFA) alongside Parks Victoria and pilots at Linga air base on Australia Day.

 2.31 PM 31 January, 2014

Commissioner video update 31/1/14

It continues hot and obviously, that’s got all these pressures on communities.

 1.26 PM 31 January, 2014