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Operational Information

CFA declares TFBs for Tuesday

Total Fire Bans are in place tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 January, in the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central districts, with conditions predicted to be the hottest and driest so far this season.

 2.04 PM 16 January, 2017

Portland gains new firefighters

CFA’s Portland Fire Station has enhanced its capacity to protect the community, with the addition of five new career firefighters rostered on a day shift.

 2.01 PM 10 January, 2017

Silo heats up in Trafalgar

Update 4pm: CFA with the assistance of other agencies continue to decant a silo, moving the seed-product to a tank on specialised truck.

 9.33 AM 3 January, 2017

Shed fire near Ballarat

A car has been destroyed by fire inside a shed in an industrial area in Delacombe this morning, despite quick action from an employee.

 12.05 PM 28 December, 2016

Dromana shop catches fire

CFA crews attended a structure fire at a fish and chip shop on Point Nepean Rd this morning. 

 7.45 AM 21 December, 2016

FCVs and trucks as fire restriction billboards

This is a very simple and inexpensive way to get our fire restriction message out to our communities - use our FCVs and trucks as mobile billboards.

 2.19 PM 17 December, 2016

CFA assists with forest fire

CFA crews are assisting the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) with a fire in the Meredith State Forest on Slate Quarry Rd this evening (12 December).

 6.28 PM 12 December, 2016

Next of Kin/Emergency Contact details

Just a reminder to all members;

 3.39 PM 12 December, 2016

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

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

 3.52 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.

 2.15 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!

 1.51 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. 

 4.03 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.

 9.28 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.

 11.25 AM 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

 4.20 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.  

 10.03 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.

 2.47 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.

 3.10 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.

 2.57 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.

 2.57 PM 30 August, 2016