News & Media


CFA Annual Memorial Service

On Sunday 3 May CFA honoured members who lost their lives in the line of duty at the CFA Annual Memorial Service held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat at 2pm.

 11.31 AM 5 May, 2015

Ramraid at Stonehaven brigade

The Stonehaven Brigade had an unwelcome entry to the station on Monday morning.

 10.59 PM 22 April, 2015

Ballarat firefighters remembered

Ballarat and surrounding Brigades paid tribute to their fellow fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their life in World War I.

 5.10 PM 22 April, 2015

Honouring a hero grandfather left scarred by war

Bendigo Brigade Senior Station Officer, Tim Fitzgerald is passionate about Australian military history – a passion arising from researching his own grandfather’s involvement in World War I.

 10.07 AM 17 April, 2015

District 9 Leadership Forums highly recommended

Captains and 1st Lieutenants from 34 brigades across District 9 have gathered over two weekends in March to participate in the first of a series of planned Leadership Forums for the district.

 5.06 PM 16 April, 2015

A personal pilgrimage to Gallipoli

Jim Kelly, a VFBV delegate and CFA life member of the Belgrave Heights & South Brigade, is among thousands of Australians making the pilgrimage to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day dawn and Lone Pine services. 

 1.33 PM 16 April, 2015

Sod turning a highlight of Fijian holiday

Many Australians head to the tropical island paradise of Fiji to snorkel in the turquoise waters or sip cocktails by the pool. But CFA Board member Ross Coyle added a fire station sod turning ceremony to his holiday itinerary.

 1.52 PM 15 April, 2015

Sedgwick Juniors hit the ground running

This years VFBV Junior Rural State Championships were held at St Arnaud on 28 and 29 March 2015. 

 5.23 PM 10 April, 2015

State Forum registrations now open

The 5th Annual Community Engagement State Forum will be heading back to Creswick in 2015 and will see CFA members team up with SES for the first time.

 3.10 PM 2 April, 2015

New CFA webpage for FOI requests

CFA members who receive Freedom of Information (FOI) enquiries from the public can now direct people to the new CFA webpage that contains details about how to lodge an FOI application.

 2.02 PM 2 April, 2015

New CFA district goes live

CFA’s first new district since 1962 became operationally active today (Wednesday 1 April), with Bill Johnstone taking on the District 27 Operations Manager role in an official capacity.      

 12.47 PM 1 April, 2015

District 27 goes live

CFA’s first new district since 1962 became operationally active today (Wednesday April 1), with Bill Johnstone taking on the District 27 Operations Manager role in an official capacity.      

 12.31 PM 1 April, 2015

Captains Peer Mentor Program in six districts

During 2015, the Captains Peer Mentor Program (CPMP) is running in six CFA districts.

 9.07 AM 31 March, 2015

Sunraysia training campus update

Construction works at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Sunraysia continued to progress in March.

 8.49 AM 31 March, 2015

Volunteer Leaders Forum

On 2 and 3 May 2015, the Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) will hold its fourth Volunteer Leaders Forum at the Novotel Hotel, St Kilda.

 9.04 AM 25 March, 2015

CFA/MFB 2015 Fire Services Relay

It’s on again folks! The 6th Annual CFA/MFB 'Two services – one cause' Royal Children's Hospital 14-hour relay.

 8.03 AM 24 March, 2015

Autumn Brigade emag now online

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

 10.07 AM 12 March, 2015

CFA teamwork delivers results for Eildon

With a little thought and cooperation between teams, North East Region has effectively used a single event to meet the needs of two significant programs.

 12.45 PM 3 March, 2015

District Volunteerism Pilot

A leadership development pilot underway in District 13 and District 22 A priority for the districts is to support members in the important area of leadership and management skill development.  This is in response to the 2014 CFA Training Survey of members which showed a strong demand for leadership development opportunities.

 8.39 AM 3 March, 2015