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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

Your chance to shape CFA review submission

CFA is holding two online sessions next week to seek feedback from members as it prepares its submission to the Victorian Government’s review into fire services.

 3.00 PM 13 August, 2015

Fire Services Review to receive public submissions

Mr David O'Byrne, who has been appointed by the government to conduct the Fire Services Review, is accepting submissions from the general public related to the Review's Terms of Reference (pdf).

 3.41 PM 10 August, 2015

CFA Caravan Club on a membership drive

Formed more than two years’ ago, the CFA Caravan Club is continuing to grow and is on the look-out for new members to join more than 30 already belonging to the group.

 11.37 AM 7 August, 2015

CFA NWR: partnering against violence

On Monday 27 July, some of the best minds in the north-west joined CFA to discuss violence prevention and gender equity at the fourth meeting of the CFA North West Region Violence Prevention Advisory Group (VPAG). 

 10.49 AM 6 August, 2015

Respect for Peer Support program

"Respect is something that works best when mutual. Mutual respect is one of the foundations of the Peer Program. We work from a basis of unconditional positive regard for those we work with, and receive respect and appreciation in return."

 11.33 AM 29 July, 2015

Terry’s touch creates life-like scale model tanker

If he’s not careful, Hurstbridge 1st Lieutenant Terry Bassett, could have a new job on his hands – as the creator of model fire trucks.

 9.22 AM 29 July, 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.

 9.38 AM 28 July, 2015

Radio communication improves as blackspots removed

Relying on transportable repeaters to cover local command channel radio communication blackspots has all but been alleviated with the last of 78 new transmitters now completed at Mt Tara, near Buchan, in District 11.

 9.44 AM 20 July, 2015

Rosebery Fire Station doubles as museum

On the Henty Highway between Hopetoun and Beulah lies the Rosebery Fire Station which now doubles as the local museum of past community history. Now, as families leave the area, their significant historic memorabilia is passed on to the brigade, and the new station has a permanent display.

 11.46 AM 30 June, 2015

Violence prevention is everyone's business

Mike Wassing admits he is not an expert on violence prevention, but as a father of three girls and a man shocked by the statistics that one in three women has experienced physical violence, he could not sit back and say it was someone else’s responsibility.

 1.47 PM 25 June, 2015