News & Media


A brigade as a small business

When Diana Ferguson was elected Bayswater captain four years ago she became the first female captain of an urban brigade.

 11.46 AM 15 June, 2015

Emergency Services Blood Challenge commences today

The Red Cross Blood Services Emergency Services Challenge commences today 1 June and continues until 31 August. It’s time again for CFA to prove we have what it takes to save the most lives through blood donation. Let's see if we can top VicPol this year.

 3.32 PM 1 June, 2015

Digital storytelling – an unexpected journey

Sometimes life’s journey can change in unexpected ways. For Tracey Mastropavlos, it was her 16-year-old daughter’s decision to join the Heathcote Fire Brigade in 2006 that led to her becoming a CFA member.

 3.30 PM 29 May, 2015

Winter Brigade emag now online

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

 3.44 PM 27 May, 2015

Digital storytelling – women in leadership roles

As the first ever female Captain of an urban CFA fire brigade, Diana Ferguson is a champion of women in leadership roles in emergency services.

 1.36 PM 26 May, 2015

Landmark launch in National Reconciliation Week

This week marks a significant milestone for CFA, with the launch of our first Koori Inclusion Action Plan to coincide with National Reconciliation Week from Wednesday 27 May through to 3 June.

 3.33 PM 25 May, 2015

Digital storytelling – why we are part of CFA

Have you ever wondered why people become CFA volunteers? The latest instalment in CFA’s digital storytelling project gives an insight into why our volunteers join and are passionate about being part of CFA.

 10.32 AM 25 May, 2015

What’s new on ‘The Very Handy Template Toolkit’?

‘The Template Toolkit’* just got even more handy with the new Marketing Section, which has been redesigned to save you time and make it easier for you to access the latest CFA templates.

 2.00 PM 20 May, 2015

Dan Neely to speak at CFA State Forum

City of Wellington’s Dan Neely has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year’s CFA-SES Community Engagement & Hazard Awareness State Forum in Creswick.

 10.46 AM 15 May, 2015

2015-16 Victorian Budget

The Andrews Labor Government has increased emergency services funding, because making our community safe starts with protecting the people who protect our families.

 2.46 PM 5 May, 2015

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.

 12.31 PM 5 May, 2015

Ramraid at Stonehaven brigade

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

 11.59 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.

 6.10 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.

 11.07 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.

 6.06 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. 

 2.33 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.

 2.52 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. 

 6.23 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.

 4.10 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.

 3.02 PM 2 April, 2015