News & Media


Tender for environmental assessment of Fiskville

On Wednesday 16 December, CFA will be releasing a tender on the Victorian Government Tenders website ( seeking an experienced provider to undertake environmental assessments at the Fiskville site. 

 1.51 PM 15 December, 2015

From the CEO – recruits and lessons from the field

New recruits and more lessons from the field I’ve had the pleasure to attend two CFA recruit firefighter graduation ceremonies since I began.

 11.43 AM 15 December, 2015

New look News & Media

A refreshed and simplified design for the News & Media site has gone live this evening.

 8.44 PM 9 December, 2015

International Volunteer Day

Tomorrow is International Volunteer Day.  We want to say thank you for giving your time and energy to supporting your communities.

 2.53 PM 4 December, 2015

Today is White Ribbon Day

CFA’s commitment to White Ribbon Day was recognised this morning at CFA Headquarters in East Burwood and at many fire stations across the State.

 12.10 PM 25 November, 2015

Fiskville Inquiry hearings resumed today

The Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into CFA’s former Fiskville Training College resumed public hearings today.

 5.48 PM 19 November, 2015

Service Delivery Strategy launched

CFA emergency management leaders from around the state "took a step forward into the future" last week according to Chief Officer Euan Ferguson, who officially launched the Service Delivery Strategy last Wednesday.

 9.05 AM 2 November, 2015

CFA represented at 2015 ANZBA Conference

From 20 to 23 October 2015, Melbourne hosted the Australian New Zealand Burn Association conference which saw over 300 delegates from numerous countries such as Australia, USA, Philippines, Hong Kong, Brazil, New Zealand, Singapore, France and Malawi.

 9.14 PM 29 October, 2015

Strategy looks to empower front line

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson is set to officially launch CFA’s Service Delivery Strategy at a gathering of operational leaders on Wednesday 28 October.  

 10.25 AM 23 October, 2015

CFA members assist in burns course

On Saturday 17 October, three CFA staff members volunteered their time to assist with the Emergency Management of Severe Burns course held this year at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

 10.33 AM 20 October, 2015

Eureka Climb Emergency Services Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to take on Australia’s biggest vertical race held at one of the world’s tallest residential buildings?

 8.20 AM 15 October, 2015

Lancefield open for business

Lancefield’s vibrant winery and B&B businesses are well and truly open for business.

 5.16 PM 10 October, 2015

Benloch member’s animal-care offer

Benloch member Shelley Cowen changed the mood of the Lancefield community meeting last night when she stood up with a significant offer.

 2.39 PM 9 October, 2015

CFA logo plates out of stock

Last week Volunteerism launched an initiative to supply brigades with CFA logo plates to be displayed on the signs at the entry to suburbs, townships and cities. Due to the limited stock and an overwhelming initial responce, we regret to advise all stock has been allocated and any orders received after Thursday, 24 September 2015 are unable to be filled in this round.

 3.26 PM 25 September, 2015

CFA logo for ‘Welcome to’ signs - out of stock

Volunteerism is pleased to offer brigades the opportunity to order CFA logo plates. These logo plates are displayed on the ‘Welcome to’ signs at the entry to suburbs, townships and cities, to raise awareness of CFA and recognise our brigades.

 5.24 PM 18 September, 2015

Community leaders talk about emergency readiness

CFA members joined other community leaders from the cities of Wyndham and Melton for the first Emergency Ready Communities Forum on Saturday 5 September in Caroline Springs.

 2.53 PM 7 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

Have your say on the new Firefighters’ Memorial

CFA members still have time to have their say on a new Firefighters’ Memorial, with the online survey now made easier to access.

 1.32 PM 4 September, 2015

Lester Marks – a quiet gentleman

When the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll arrived in Horsham in June, it brought home to the Western District the story of one of CFA’s first Aboriginal volunteers.

 12.25 PM 1 September, 2015