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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.  

 10.41 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.

 10.13 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. 

 3.01 PM 20 October, 2015

Forestry industry prepares for summer

Bushfires can have a detrimental effect on the timber industry and the community as a whole. Forestry industry brigades play an important role when it comes to fire prevention and suppression.

 3.32 PM 12 October, 2015

D17 presentation to the Chief

Last night (23 September) District 17 made a presentation to Chief Officer Euan Ferguson to thank him for his friendship with the district and wish him farewell. The attached photo shows Operations Manager Dale Russell presenting Euan Ferguson with a framed image of Mt Arapiles, a striking feature of the Wimmera, taken by CFA volunteer and Horsham RCC Mayor Mark Radford.  

 1.11 PM 24 September, 2015

District 2 Update - September 2015

This month's update includes information about some key activity taking part during pre-season as well as other important movements across the district.

 11.13 AM 22 September, 2015

Training in marine vessel fire investigation

The latest professional development opportunity for CFA Fire Investigators was conducted as part of the Victorian Association of Fire Investigators (VAFI) training day on Thursday 10 September in Echuca.

 10.23 AM 12 September, 2015

Emergency Management Commissioner joins CFA Q&A

Members will have their chance to quiz Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley, when he takes part in a Q&A session at CFA Headquarters.

 10.14 AM 7 September, 2015

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