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Hamilton gets new thermal camera

Hamilton brigade recently took delivery of a thermal imaging camera (TIC), increasing CFA’s structure and bushfire response capability in the southern Grampians/Balmoral region.

 9.38 AM 11 October, 2013

Effort to reduce false alarms

An 18.5 per cent spike in the number of false alarms has prompted CFA to launch a campaign to educate businesses and residents of Greater Geelong.

 10.02 AM 13 September, 2013

State Fire Investigation Forum

Over 70 fire investigators, fire investigation team leaders and district fire investigation coordinators from across the state attended the State Fire Investigation Forum at FiskvilleTraining College on Sunday 28 July 2013.

 8.26 AM 11 September, 2013

Radio reflash: two weeks & counting

In preparation for transition to CFA’s new digital radio network, the RRDS Project Team has commenced scheduling brigade visits to upgrade the software in CFA Tait radios.

 4.13 PM 10 September, 2013

CO reviews water bombing strategy

Victoria’s top emergency managers flew to Hamilton Airport last week to discuss a proposal to alter the water bombing strategy for the coming fire season.

 11.47 AM 6 September, 2013

RRDS project has testing covered

Engineers from the Regional Radio Dispatch Service (RRDS) project team are currently developing equipment to test the coverage of CFA’s new digital radio network.

 2.41 PM 20 August, 2013

Emergency Alert testing today

Location-based Emergency Alert testing will take place today for all mobile phones, regardless of network.

 10.22 AM 18 August, 2013

Have your say on fire prevention

**VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT MEDIA RELEASE**Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has encouraged Victorians to find out about planned burning and other fuel reduction activities proposed for public parks and forests in their local area.

 5.50 PM 25 July, 2013

Jones Action Plan latest report

The second quarterly report from the Jones Inquiry Joint Implementation Action Plan was released today by Operational Training & Volunteerism Directorate.

 5.14 PM 8 July, 2013

The future of planned burning

CFA and VFBV are conducting a study into the barriers faced by brigades getting involved in planned burning, and the support they need to become more involved.

 11.44 AM 20 June, 2013

District 2 June 2013 Ops Report

Operations Report by Operations Manager Mark Gilmore

 6.55 PM 16 June, 2013

Supporting NFA Fire Investigators

Over the years, a number of Fire-fighters from Fiji's National Fire Authority (NFA) have attended the CFA’s Fire Investigation Courses to obtain specialist training and knowledge.

 3.38 PM 13 June, 2013

CFA planned burning survey

Planned burning to reduce fuel is a key way to reduce bushfire intensity, suppression resource requirements and the impact on life and property. 

 5.29 PM 3 June, 2013

Effective Freeway Response Tables

District 2 Brigades Taradale, Elphinstone, Kyneton and Malmsbury recently met to discuss improvements to Calder Freeway Response Tables.

 9.12 PM 19 May, 2013

Latest news from District 23

CFA District 23 Operations Manager Stewart Kreltszheim has uploaded his monthly video report for CFA members. 

 1.07 PM 17 May, 2013

Incident Controllers accreditation

The first ever joint CFA and DEPI (formerly DSE) Level 3 Incident Controllers accreditation ceremony has been held in Melbourne with 37 men and women from both agencies receiving accreditation certificates.

 11.32 AM 17 May, 2013

Truckloads more safety

CFA firefighters are now better protected from the risk of injury or death in a burnover, thanks to a major upgrade of safety systems and equipment in tanker trucks.

 3.43 PM 10 May, 2013

D2 Ops Report

 Report for District 2 by Operations Manager Mark Gilmore

 3.40 PM 9 May, 2013

Assist your DMOs

District Mechanical Officers (DMOs) support at staging areas often requires them to be in unusual working conditions - lying on the hard ground, having mud or spiders dropping off the appliances, working broken hours - sometimes in the dark - going to repairs close to a fire front, and the list goes on. They are committed to keeping your appliances working for you.

 4.08 PM 8 May, 2013

Chief Officer online Q&A

Online Q&As have returned in 2013 and our first one kicked off with Chief Officer Euan Ferguson answering questions on the 2012/13 fire season.

 6.04 PM 7 May, 2013