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Board communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday 20 February 2017.  

 10.05 AM 24 February, 2017

Operation Western Impact - A Success!

On Thursday 15 December 2016, representatives from CFA, Victoria Police, Forest Fire Management, Golden Plains Shire, City of Greater Geelong, VicRoads, DHHS and Powercor converged at Corio Fire Station to participate in ‘Operation Western Impact’ – a scenario developed and based on fire behaviours of past catastrophic events, such as Western District fires (1977), Ash Wednesday (1983) and several major fires on 14 January 1985.

 4.38 PM 30 December, 2016

Volunteers helping volunteers

A partnership of volunteers supporting volunteers in the south-east is keeping five fire stations and their trucks spick-and-span.

 9.14 AM 21 December, 2016

Santa’s little helpers out in force

Christmas is right around the corner, and CFA brigades are giving the reindeers a well-earned rest, helping Santa to deliver early gifts to a few very lucky children!

 12.11 PM 19 December, 2016

CFA Pride flies the flag

CFA and other emergency services participated in the Pride March for the first time in early 2015. 

 3.48 PM 14 December, 2016

New and improved CFA Pix

CFA's official image gallery CFA Pix has undergone a major upgrade to refresh the interface and make it easier to use for all our subscribers.

 11.18 AM 7 December, 2016

Government response to Fiskville Inquiry

The Victorian Government has today tabled its response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiskville.

 4.07 PM 24 November, 2016

Statement from CFA CEO on Supreme Court action

The Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) has discontinued proceedings against Country Fire Authority (CFA) in the Supreme Court.

 10.45 AM 25 October, 2016

Update on consultative committee

In response to strong interest from our Professional, Technical and Administrative (PTA) staff, applications for membership to the Committee will now be open to all CFA staff.

 9.39 AM 7 October, 2016

CO Steve Warrington interviewed on 3AW

Transcript of CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington interview with 3AW's Neil Mitchell on Wednesday, 28 September. 

 8.40 AM 29 September, 2016

CEO Update: Operational Enterprise Agreement

As you know, last month the VFBV sought an injunction in the Supreme Court, with CFA agreeing to defer a vote on the Operational Enterprise Agreement until the court action was complete.

 12.59 PM 9 September, 2016

Kookaburra sits in the big red truck

When Mildura firefighter Bradley Clarkson saw an injured and clearly distressed kookaburra from the side of the road, he couldn’t bring himself to "just drive on by."

 2.12 PM 5 September, 2016

ESO blood challenge closes for 2016

The 2016 Emergency Services Blood Challenge, conducted from 1 June to 31 August, has now closed with a record number of donations made across the emergency services sector. 

 12.24 PM 2 September, 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

Bahgallah back from the brink

Bahgallah’s captain and first lieutenant visited Regional BASO Victoria Pullen earlier this year to discuss the brigade’s viability. Casterton Group Officer Jeff Black also attended and saw “a few members banging their heads against the wall”.

 12.32 PM 26 August, 2016

Volunteer Survey - only a few days left

Volunteers with CFA and other Victorian emergency agencies have only a few days left to take part in the 2016 VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey.

 4.28 PM 22 August, 2016

Vote on Operational Enterprise Agreement deferred

CFA Chief Executive Officer, Frances Diver, announced today that the vote on the proposed Operational Enterprise Agreement (EA) will be deferred until the outcome of the Supreme Court action is determined.

 2.46 PM 17 August, 2016

Statement from the Chair

The CFA Board has today decided to progress the proposed Operational Enterprise Agreement (EA) and put it to a vote of operational staff.

 7.44 PM 12 August, 2016

CO Steve Warrington message

G'day, I'm Steve Warrington, and I’ve just been appointed Chief Officer for the next six months.

 5.17 PM 28 July, 2016

Brigade social media surges

As we move closer to the 6th State Forum, social media will continue to be a hot topic – no surprise given the number of brigades with a Facebook page has nearly doubled over the past year. 

 4.45 PM 21 July, 2016