News & Media


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.

 9.33 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?

 7.20 AM 15 October, 2015

Lancefield open for business

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

 4.16 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.

 1.39 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.

 2.26 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.

 4.24 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.

 1.53 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.

 9.14 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.

 12.32 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.

 11.25 AM 1 September, 2015

Spring Brigade emag now online

The digital version of the spring 2015 Brigade magazine is now online. The paper version will be delivered next week.

 3.31 PM 27 August, 2015

Emergency Services Blood Challenge 1 week to go...

CFA has hit the front, we're now up on those Blood Donating champions VicPol!

 12.22 AM 25 August, 2015

Benayeo turns around turnout

 While Benayeo Fire Brigade is a member of the Apsley Group, it’s also an unofficial member of the South Australia Country Fire Service’s Naracoorte Group.

 1.21 PM 24 August, 2015

Charlton raises its profile

No one expected the one-in-200-year flood that hit Charlton in 2011 to return with full force a few months later.

 1.19 PM 24 August, 2015

Tarrington re-engages its members

This once rural brigade is fast becoming a mini suburb of Hamilton, but when Shane Palmer became captain two years ago numbers were stagnant.

 1.17 PM 24 August, 2015

Increasing resilience in Mudgegonga

After eight years, Andrew Cross has moved from being Mudgegonga captain to Ovens Valley group officer.

 1.15 PM 24 August, 2015

Glenmaggie turning around daytime response

With a population of 523 (to be exact) and an influx of up to 6000 lakeside holiday makers in summer, Glenmaggie Fire Brigade faces the familiar challenge of weekday turnout.

 12.59 PM 24 August, 2015

CFA to take part in R U OK? Day

In recognition of R U OK? Day on Thursday, 10 September 2015, CFA’s Wellbeing team has organised events across the state.  

 3.57 PM 21 August, 2015

South East Assistant Chief updates ABC Radio

Every fortnight Trevor Owen, the Assistant Chief Officer of CFA's South East Region joins Sian Gard on ABC Gippsland Breakfast.

 10.04 AM 20 August, 2015

Have your say on a new Firefighters' Memorial

CFA members can have their say on a new Firefighters' Memorial, with an online survey now open.

 10.05 AM 18 August, 2015