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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

Free trauma app to assist burns assessment

A new app developed by the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management (ITIM)  in collaboration with leading Australian burns specialists could prove a useful tool for emergency service personnel and first responders in Victoria.

 12.04 AM 1 December, 2015

My first few weeks

One of my highlights during my first few weeks has been my visits to local brigades, where I have had the pleasure of meeting many of our front line men and women.

 10.54 AM 30 November, 2015

Total Fire Bans in eight of nine districts

CFA has declared Total Fire Bans across all districts except East Gippsland for Wednesday, 25 November.

 3.47 PM 24 November, 2015

Report into planned burning

This morning the Victorian Government released two reports which will be of interest to our people.

 1.16 PM 19 November, 2015

Hybrid big fill-light tanker for Narre Warren East

Narre Warren East Fire Brigade has commissioned a brand new big fill/light tanker hybrid appliance, the first of its type in the CFA fleet.

 1.47 PM 11 November, 2015

VicEmergency website updated for summer

The VicEmergency website at emergency.vic.gov.au has been updated for summer to provide the Victorian community with one, centralised location for emergency warnings and information.

 1.41 PM 11 November, 2015

Emergency Medical Response at South Morang

South Morang residents will benefit from the roll out of Emergency Medical Response (EMR) to career firefighters at the local CFA.

 3.06 PM 30 October, 2015

The Art of Roadside Burning

Hot off the press is a book on controlled roadside burning by Michael Rowe. Michael is the Captain of the Cape Clear Fire Brigade.  

 9.41 AM 22 October, 2015

Greendale conquers Fiskville Cup

The Ballan Group of Fire Brigade’s annual preparedness event – the Fiskville Cup - was held last Sunday under perfect weather conditions. This set the scene for a great day of skill revision, teamwork, enthusiasm and fun.

 9.13 AM 22 October, 2015

SES Floods Into Kyneton CFA

On 19 October 2015 Kyneton Group held a flood and swift water rescue workshop under the guidance of SES Operations Manager Mark Cattell. 

 2.01 PM 20 October, 2015