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Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Sunday 4 December). 

 4.52 PM 3 December, 2016

Westmere Group Officer John Chapman talks risk

While 19 brigades might sound unwieldy, they form a tight unit in District 16’s Westmere Group to the east of the Grampians.

 3.15 PM 28 November, 2016

Corryong Group Officer Brown talks risk

“It’s absolutely picturesque at the moment,” said Group Officer Colin Brown, “and we’re not expecting anything between now and Christmas but then, if the rain stays away, look out!

 2.51 PM 11 November, 2016

CO Update – The role of the group

Today I’ve provided members with my thoughts on what the role of the group is here at CFA. 

 5.03 PM 4 November, 2016

South West Spatial Vision VicMap book

The new 5th Edition of the South West Spatial Vision VicMap book has been printed and delivered to districts, who will then distribute the books to the appropriate places.

 10.28 AM 4 November, 2016

More CFA stations now EMR capable

CFA firefighters at integrated brigades will help protect more Victorian lives by responding to life-threatening medical emergencies alongside Ambulance Victoria paramedics.

 12.25 PM 3 October, 2016

Behind the scenes with Fire Investigator Mark

CFA News chatted this week to Fire Investigator Mark Collins about the hows and whys behind fire investigation: Part One

 5.20 PM 27 September, 2016

District 5's original take on Footy Finals Fever

As AFL players go into battle to claim the coveted Grand Final Cup, CFA is encouraging operational volunteers to check their own battle equipment in the lead-up to the summer season.  

 11.03 AM 26 September, 2016

Rural-urban interface firefighting

Fire and Emergency Management has made a new video Rural-urban interface firefighting for the Victorian fire agencies.

 3.47 PM 12 September, 2016

Getting the truck out in Omeo Group

Locals describe Swifts Creek as “below the gap” at the foot of the Great Divide while Omeo 26 kilometres away is “above the gap” on the Great Divide.

 4.10 PM 5 September, 2016

No reason to wine in Milawa

With a vineyard and its operations, a cellar door, restaurant and function centre, Brown Brothers Winery in the King Valley town of Milawa is a significant local employer only three minutes from Milawa Fire Station.

 3.57 PM 31 August, 2016

Cold climate jackets for brigades

Each volunteer brigade is set to be issued with six cold climate jackets as part of a new project being run by CFA’s State PPE&C management centre.

 3.57 PM 30 August, 2016

Sebastopol LPG flare-off unit back on the road

While attending a callout to assist the Linton Fire Brigade in the early hours of an April morning, the Sebastopol Fire Brigade's Hilux ute was involved in a traffic accident and severely damaged, along with some of the flare-off equipment.

 6.26 PM 10 August, 2016

Think flood before fire: D22 Captains' forum

The sun was out when thirty-five CFA captains and Group Officers gathered for District 22’s first ever Captain’s Forum last Sunday (31 July), but the message was to think flood before fire. 

 2.55 PM 2 August, 2016

Inglewood petrol tanker rollover – case study

The ‘Learning from incidents’ section of Brigade magazine includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management. Here, we analyse the Inglewood petrol tanker rollover in April 2016.

 9.48 AM 26 July, 2016

Roof collapse – case study

The ‘Learning from incidents’ section of Brigade magazine includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management. Here, we analyse two roof collapse incidents.

 12.07 PM 13 July, 2016

South East Check Maps and competition

Brigades in the south-east are being encouraged to make sure their spatial vision maps are correct and fit for CFA use before the books are printed in April 2017.

 2.48 PM 4 July, 2016

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 2.37 PM 8 June, 2016

CFA crews battle Norlane scrap metal yard fire

An overnight car fire in Norlane that caused significant damage to a scrap metal yard is being treated as suspicious.

 4.09 PM 12 May, 2016