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New Radio tower erected for District 4

On 29 April a new radio tower was erected at the joint offices of CFA District 4 and DELWP at Casterton.

 11.17 AM 1 June, 2015

OM's Update - May 2015

 11.17 AM 5 May, 2015

Tender awarded for replacement cylinders

CFA and MFB have completed the tender for the replacement of Breathing Air Cylinders and have awarded this contract to Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd.

 12.11 PM 1 May, 2015

On-line Summer Debrief

You are invited to contribute to the 2014/2015 summer debrief process via an on-line link.

 12.08 PM 27 April, 2015

New training tools, programs and products

A range of new training related materials have recently been released by CFA.  Development of these materials has been driven by volunteers to support volunteerism, in line with recommendations from the ‘Jones Inquiry into the Effect of Arrangements made by the CFA on its Volunteers’.

 12.06 PM 27 April, 2015

Fire access roads subsidy scheme works – Glenelg

Works on 2014 funded projects is drawing to a conclusion with the finish of projects at Lang St Dartmoor and at Lindsay Road Lindsay.

 12.01 PM 27 April, 2015

Planned Burning Notification System

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has developed a web-based system to notify people when a planned burn on public land is close to being ignited.

 11.57 AM 27 April, 2015

Supporting local people to solve local problems

If one line could sum up CFA's draft Service Delivery Strategy for 2015-2020 it's "Supporting local people to solve local problems" according to CFA Deputy Chief Officer John Haynes.

 3.22 PM 17 April, 2015

Hidden dangers of shed fires

On Thursday 9 April 2015, firefighters responded to a reported hay stack fire at a rural property in Oxley (near Wangaratta) just before 11.00am.

 2.12 PM 15 April, 2015

$5.5 million fire safety boost for Latrobe Valley

**State Government media release** The Andrews Labor Government has invested $5.5 million to create a new CFA fire district in Morwell, boosting firefighting capacity and making the Latrobe Valley safer.

 12.44 PM 1 April, 2015

Planned burn campaign begins

Autumn brings favourable conditions for planned burning, with crews taking advantage of the weather to conduct a large amount of operations across the state over the next month.

 10.02 AM 18 March, 2015

Golden Square’s rehab unit online

District 2 Fire Fighters now have access to a Firefighter Rehabilitation Unit located at Golden Square which can be requested through VicFire to attend any fire or incident requiring firefighters to be put through rehabilitation.

 9.43 AM 17 March, 2015

Moyston fire 2015 - case study

The ‘Learning from incidents’ section of Brigade magazine includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management. Here, the team analyses the 2015 Moysten fire.

 3.42 PM 16 March, 2015

A win-win for CFA and Hesket Kerrie Brigade

In 2013, a fire in hilly and heavily-treed terrain around Kerrie saw the slip-on become the appliance of choice with its ability to manoeuvre and cope with steep slopes.

 4.27 PM 6 March, 2015

Planned burning capacity increases in Gippsland

The capacity to undertake planned burning in Gippsland is continuing to grow thanks to a local partnership between CFA and HVP Plantations.

 2.37 PM 5 March, 2015

CFA members needed to test tactical obs app

CFA members are invited to get involved in the trial of a new mobile phone application that could potentially revolutionise the quality and detail of information gathered and relayed directly from the fireground.

 1.08 PM 4 March, 2015

Pre-determined aircraft dispatch soars statewide

It’s been three years since the inter-agency pre-determined dispatch (PDD) of aircraft began out of Bendigo. The joint initiative has been so successful it extended across the state for the 2014-15 summer.

 8.31 AM 3 March, 2015

OM's Update - March 2015

It appears that the end may be in sight to what has been an interesting summer season for us. Our early fire conditions and activity kept us busy right up until early into the new year. However, more favourable conditions and, in some cases, reasonable rainfall has seen conditions become much more sedate than at the same time last year.

 4.01 PM 2 March, 2015

Members' role in Public Info Section – training

As members of the community we are all aware of the work of the Public Information Section during an incident, whether we realise it or not. In the past five years it’s likely you have seen a warning, heard a media update, or been to a community meeting about an emergency. If so, you have seen the work of the Public Information Section in action. 

 3.14 PM 2 March, 2015