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Early start predicted for 2015-2016 fire season

Victoria is heading towards an early start to the fire season with an above normal fire risk predicted, according to the Southern Australia Seasonal Outlook.

 9.42 AM 2 September, 2015

Digital radio channels – use to be expanded

District 4 currently makes use of only one of the digital channels available in the new Tait radios (including vehicle, portable and bag style units). That is channel 504 which is used in district-wide dispatch and communication to VicFire. Prior to this summer, we will make use of additional digital channels including both fire-ground digital channels and incident command digital channels.

 2.22 PM 27 August, 2015

New digital scanner selected

A new digital scanner has been selected to replace existing listening sets at CFA brigades, with an order now placed with the supplier. 

 5.22 PM 5 August, 2015

New CFA induction program moves online

New members now have access to an online induction program that provides an insight into CFA’s culture, vision and values, and gives them an in-depth understanding of the organisation.

 10.38 AM 28 July, 2015

State Fire Investigation Forum 2015

The State Fire Investigation Forum was held at Dixons Creek on Sunday 19 July 2015 with over 60 CFA fire investigators from across the state attending.

 9.22 PM 25 July, 2015

Fortuna Group hazmat exercise

Sixty Firefighters from Fortuna Group brigades recently took part in a large-scale hazardous materials incident training exercise in Golden Square.

 11.48 AM 16 July, 2015

CFA and MFB fireys switch stations

Firefighters from CFA and MFB swapped helmets today (Friday 26 June) in a symbolic gesture to mark the launch of a 12-month secondment program.

 4.51 PM 26 June, 2015

Edenhope Fire Brigade gets keys to new tanker

The Edenhope Fire Brigade has been handed the keys to a brand new CFA Tanker.

 12.40 PM 24 June, 2015

State Rostering Application goes live

The new CFA State Rostering Application (SRA) will go live for all integrated brigades this week when the final two stations finish training.

 3.50 PM 23 June, 2015

Cardinia Group Burns Management

On the evening of Wednesday 17 June, Pakenham Fire Station hosted a unique burns management training session with an integrated multi-agency focus.

 2.51 AM 18 June, 2015

Portland Coast Guard receives a new marine pump

Last week Operations Officer Gary Harker presented the Portland Coast Guard with a much needed diesel powered marine pump.

 3.55 PM 3 June, 2015

In the mix at South Morang

Station Officer Adam Whitford was one of three new career fireys to start work yesterday (Monday 1 June) at South Morang, which has just made the transition from volunteer-only to integrated brigade.

 3.27 PM 2 June, 2015

Career fireys start at Sth Morang

South Morang fire station now has a permanent firefighter presence following the introduction of career firefighters yesterday (Monday 1 June) who will support the brigade’s volunteer members.

 12.11 PM 2 June, 2015

CFA endorses use of approved seatbelt extensions

From time to time, larger CFA members request the use of seatbelt extensions as they cannot use the existing seatbelt in some CFA vehicles.

 2.34 PM 1 June, 2015

Short hose lengths bursting when under pressure

In recent times CFA has received a number of Hazard Reports associated with the short hose lengths on the decks of tankers bursting when under pressure at incidents or training.

 12.32 PM 1 June, 2015

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.

 12.17 PM 1 June, 2015

OM's Update - May 2015

 12.17 PM 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.

 1.11 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.

 1.08 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’.

 1.06 PM 27 April, 2015