News & Media


Puffy pillows big adventure in SA

The quirky story of ‘Puffy’ the pillow’s big adventure to the fires in Adelaide - and home again!

 2.28 PM 23 January, 2015

Thank you from South Australia

The Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill has written to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to express his thanks and praise of CFA firefighters for their recent efforts in South Australia.

 8.53 AM 19 January, 2015

Thank you from Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip have recognised our firefighters for their recent efforts in both Victoria and South Australia.

 12.52 PM 9 January, 2015

Federal Court hands down its decision

The Federal Court handed down its decision today (Thursday 8 January) regarding the appeals of Justice Murphy’s decision last January. The decision related to a number of issues around the recruitment and allocation of CFA Operational Staff. The court found against CFA in all matters. The decision means that CFA is required to observe all terms of the present agreement as they are written. While this decision is not what we expected, we accept the decision of the Federal Court. We are now considering the implications of the decision and will provide further updates. Regards, Mick Bourke CEO

 2.35 PM 8 January, 2015

Moving about with the MEBU

The CFA Mobile Education Buses (MEBU) Roadshow is again rolling into holiday hotspots this summer.

 10.48 AM 7 January, 2015

South East RLT enacts burn over survival drill

South East Region Assistant Chief Officer Trevor Owen joined the Regional Leadership Team and seven of his operational leaders last Wednesday at the District 10 Headquarters to carry out a burn over survival drill.

 9.44 AM 23 December, 2014

New 'Warnings and Advice' video series

To help people better understand the shared responsibility of being prepared for emergencies this fire season, Victoria's emergency services have produced an informative video series around warnings and advice.

 1.54 PM 16 December, 2014

Volunteer Recruitment Program

The function of CFA Statewide Recruitment is to understand the need for initiatives that attract, recruit and develop an effective volunteer workforce.

 1.14 PM 12 December, 2014

Strategy workshop blog

The CFA Board, Executive Leadership Team and some members of the Senior Leadership Team took part in a one-day strategy workshop in late November to look at the five strategies that fall under CFA’s overarching Towards Resilience 2013-18 Strategy.

 1.04 PM 12 December, 2014

Draft CFA Volunteerism Strategy update

The consultation and engagement with members around the draft CFA Volunteerism Strategy continued in recent weeks, generating important feedback.

 9.42 AM 11 December, 2014

District 22 thanks its volunteers

Friday 5 December was International Volunteer Day. District 22 used the opportunity to proudly celebrate its fantastic volunteers and to say thank you. We appreciate all you contribute to Victorian communities. 

 9.51 AM 10 December, 2014

CFA Red Diary being delivered

The 2015 Red Diary will be delivered to district offices, Burwood HQ and some other CFA locations later this week.

 7.48 AM 10 December, 2014

Welcome to District 2 News

Today marks a unique milestone in District 2 with the launch of our very own news media portal District 2 News.

 9.49 AM 8 December, 2014

New advertisement targets arson in Gippsland

A new TV advertisement produced by the Gippsland Arson Prevention Program (GAPP) ‘Stop Bushfire Arson’ is helping to raise community awareness to target and reduce the incidence of bushfire arson across the Gippsland region this summer season.

 2.16 PM 5 December, 2014

Brigade emag now online

The online version of the summer 2014 Brigade magazine is now online.

 12.52 PM 5 December, 2014

Update your details

As the summer fire season gets underway, Chief Officer Euan Ferguson is calling on CFA members to check that their contact details, including next-of-kin details, are up to date on Brigades Online.

 12.40 PM 2 December, 2014

CFA change video feedback

We're conducting a snap poll to get CFA members feedback on our recent video on the change journey so far.

 12.39 PM 2 December, 2014

2015 ESF Scholarships

Each year, the Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) awards a number of scholarships to members of Victorian emergency services and health agencies. These scholarships enable the recipients to undertake studies in Australia and overseas that will benefit their respective agency and the Victorian community.

 9.15 AM 2 December, 2014

Summer issue of Brigade mag out soon

The summer 2014 edition of Brigade magazine is being posted to members later this week, and the emag will be available online here. The emag includes pop-up images and videos.

 8.58 AM 2 December, 2014

Have your say on CFA's Volunteerism Strategy

All members and staff have the opportunity to shape CFA's strategy in regards to volunteerism. 

 1.50 PM 26 November, 2014