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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.

 5.26 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. 

 1.55 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.

 8.48 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.

 11.07 AM 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.

 1.48 PM 4 July, 2016

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 1.37 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.

 3.09 PM 12 May, 2016

CEO visits fire tower

On 5 May the CEO visited Reeds fire tower in the Grampians National Park.

 10.07 AM 5 May, 2016

Women in District 17 Training Day

On Sunday 10 April 2016, 29 women from District 17 attended the Women in District 17 Training Day at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) – Longerenong campus. The purpose of the day was to build confidence and encourage women to be more actively involved in their brigades. 

 10.17 AM 19 April, 2016

Learning through case studies

Each issue of Brigade magazine contains a ‘Learning from incidents’ section which includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management.

 10.41 AM 8 April, 2016

From the Tasmanian front line

Frank Beukelman was in the second wave of deployments to Tasmania, operating as a strike team leader out of the Stanley base camp to the Pipeline Road fire on the west coast.

 2.34 PM 9 March, 2016

Win a box of Vicmap books

Brigades in the north-east are being encouraged to make sure their spatial vision maps are correct and fit for CFA use before the books are printed in November 2016.

 8.58 AM 3 February, 2016

Fire investigators kept busy attending scenes

CFA fire investigators have been busy across the state attending over 250 fire scenes between 1 October and 31 December 2015. This is a 25.25 per cent increase in the number of scenes attended by fire investigators compared to the same time last year.

 1.18 PM 4 January, 2016

Total Fire Ban declared in four districts

CFA has declared a Total Fire Ban for Friday 25 December (Christmas Day) for the following districts in Victoria: Wimmera, North Central, Central and South West.

 3.18 PM 24 December, 2015

Hot weekend weather put Victorians to the test

The state experienced an extended period of extreme heat and fire danger over the weekend, with fire services responding to more than 600 incidents. 

 4.44 PM 21 December, 2015

Emergency service map books

Local CFA members are playing an important role in ensuring the accuracy of Victoria's official emergency services map books. 

 10.57 AM 18 December, 2015

Fire Investigation presentations to VicPol BAELOs

During the months of November and December 2015, a series of training sessions were delivered to Victoria Police members who undertake the role of Bushfire Arson Explosives Liaison Officers (BAELO) with presentations from Detectives from the Victoria Police Arson & Explosives Squad and the CFA Fire Investigation Section.

 10.38 AM 18 December, 2015