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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

CEO visits fire tower

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

 11.07 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. 

 11.17 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.

 11.41 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.

 3.34 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.

 9.58 AM 3 February, 2016