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Munro FB ecological burn-off

Munro Fire Brigade with help from Avon and Riverslea groups conducted a 30-hectare ecological burn-off earlier this month.

 9.42 AM 27 October, 2016

Statement from CFA CEO on Supreme Court action

The Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) has discontinued proceedings against Country Fire Authority (CFA) in the Supreme Court.

 9.45 AM 25 October, 2016

Update on consultative committee

In response to strong interest from our Professional, Technical and Administrative (PTA) staff, applications for membership to the Committee will now be open to all CFA staff.

 8.39 AM 7 October, 2016

District 02 Secretary & Treasurer Workshops

Throughout August the District Support Team (DST) held a series of Secretary and Treasurer Workshops across the District to help incoming and ongoing Secretaries understand their role within the Brigade.

 10.52 AM 3 October, 2016

CO Steve Warrington interviewed on 3AW

Transcript of CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington interview with 3AW's Neil Mitchell on Wednesday, 28 September. 

 7.40 AM 29 September, 2016

The Official Blood Challenge results are in!

The Red Cross Blood Service has released the official State and National Results. CFA has taken out all the 2016 Victorian awards.

 8.24 AM 20 September, 2016

CEO Update: Operational Enterprise Agreement

As you know, last month the VFBV sought an injunction in the Supreme Court, with CFA agreeing to defer a vote on the Operational Enterprise Agreement until the court action was complete.

 11.59 AM 9 September, 2016

Kookaburra sits in the big red truck

When Mildura firefighter Bradley Clarkson saw an injured and clearly distressed kookaburra from the side of the road, he couldn’t bring himself to "just drive on by."

 1.12 PM 5 September, 2016

ESO blood challenge closes for 2016

The 2016 Emergency Services Blood Challenge, conducted from 1 June to 31 August, has now closed with a record number of donations made across the emergency services sector. 

 11.24 AM 2 September, 2016

Cold climate jackets for brigades

Each volunteer brigade is set to be issued with six cold climate jackets as part of a new project being run by CFA’s State PPE&C management centre.

 2.57 PM 30 August, 2016

Gloves a must for echidna rescue

Firefighters from Corinella Fire Brigade took time out from a routine maintenance run last Sunday to offer a helping (gloved) hand to an echidna stuck on a roadside. 

 12.53 PM 30 August, 2016

Bahgallah back from the brink

Bahgallah’s captain and first lieutenant visited Regional BASO Victoria Pullen earlier this year to discuss the brigade’s viability. Casterton Group Officer Jeff Black also attended and saw “a few members banging their heads against the wall”.

 11.32 AM 26 August, 2016

Bittern aces section 29

At Bittern Fire Brigade's bi-annual dinner on Saturday 13 August, District 8 Operations Manager Mark Kennedy presented Captain Andrew Brown with a certificate acknowledging the outstanding achievement by the brigade in achieving 100 per cent compliance during their annual Section 29 inspection.

 4.20 PM 25 August, 2016

Volunteer Survey - only a few days left

Volunteers with CFA and other Victorian emergency agencies have only a few days left to take part in the 2016 VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey.

 3.28 PM 22 August, 2016

Vote on Operational Enterprise Agreement deferred

CFA Chief Executive Officer, Frances Diver, announced today that the vote on the proposed Operational Enterprise Agreement (EA) will be deferred until the outcome of the Supreme Court action is determined.

 1.46 PM 17 August, 2016

Statement from the Chair

The CFA Board has today decided to progress the proposed Operational Enterprise Agreement (EA) and put it to a vote of operational staff.

 6.44 PM 12 August, 2016

Emergency Services Blood Challenge 2016

CFA take the lead in the 2016 Blood Challenge although it is still a tight race with the finish on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

 4.03 PM 12 August, 2016

Final weeks - Emergency Services Blood Challange

The 2016 ESO Blood Challenge finishes on Wednesday 31 August 2016. VicPol is still in front 509 v 489, so we need at least 20 to 40 more donations!

 3.15 PM 5 August, 2016

Red Balloon Day fundraiser is all heart

This year’s Red Balloon Day fundraiser may prove to be a lifesaver for three small Victorian communities. 

 12.16 PM 29 July, 2016

CO Steve Warrington message

G'day, I'm Steve Warrington, and I’ve just been appointed Chief Officer for the next six months.

 4.17 PM 28 July, 2016