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Operational Information

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

Captain on Yaapeet fireground

With fire activity close to home since Tuesday 14 January, the days and nights are starting to blur together for Yaapeet Captain Troy Fisher.

 11.50 AM 30 January, 2014

DMOs respond to heatwave fires

District mechanical officers around the state worked a total of 1020 hours in the past week to support operations.

 11.20 AM 24 January, 2014

Grampians burnt area map

This image shows the approximate burnt area of the Grampians – Northern Grampians fire at 6:25pm, Friday 18 January 2014.

 2.18 AM 18 January, 2014

Total Fire Bans on Saturday

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in six of the nine districts for tomorrow, Saturday 18 January 2014.

 5.31 PM 17 January, 2014

Total Fire Bans continue Friday

A Total Fire Ban will continue for Friday 17 January 2014 for the whole state of Victoria.

 12.35 PM 16 January, 2014

Handy contact list online now

For your convenience, we have created a list of CFA and VFBV contact names, addresses and phone numbers by district (as seen in the front of the Red Diary).

 3.28 PM 15 January, 2014

Commissioner video update 13/1/14

This week across Victoria is going to be a very very hot week. We will see temperatures in the 40s in most locations day after day. That brings a number of challenges.

 12.35 PM 13 January, 2014

Commissioner video update 6/1/14

We've made it to the start of January and we've seen reasonably cool weather across Victoria.

 12.16 PM 6 January, 2014