News & Media


Fiskville Inquiry report released

Today the final report from the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into Fiskville Training College was released.

 1.58 PM 24 May, 2016

Devon North’s tough Black Saturday recovery

While Devon North brigade and CFA life member Peter Nye says that bad weather generally moves into the area from the north west temperate rainforest of the Tarra Bulga National Park and through pine plantations, on Black Saturday fire brands rained down all around as the Delburn Complex came to town.

 10.55 AM 23 May, 2016

CFA's second Fiskville submission

CFA’s second submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee Inquiry into Fiskville Training College is now publically available. Click here to view.

 9.42 AM 18 May, 2016

CFA raises alarm on dodgy smoke detector deals

CFA has called on residents to keep an eye out for rogue operators who are preying on the elderly, by talking them into exorbitant contracts for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

 1.05 PM 12 May, 2016

CEO Update: State Government Budget

Today’s State Government Budget has set aside some significant allocations for CFA that will continue to fund some of our key projects over the next four years.

 4.53 PM 27 April, 2016

$228 million for Victoria’s emergency services

Emergency services workers will receive the new facilities, resources and skills they need to protect lives and property as part of a $228 million boost in the Victorian Budget 2016-17. **Victorian Government Media Release**

 1.52 PM 27 April, 2016

From the CEO – status of Fair Work submission

We want to diversify our workplace and make sure CFA is reflective of our community, and today we have taken a further step towards achieving this. 

 4.45 PM 19 April, 2016

Women in District 17 Training Day

On Sunday 10 April 2016, 29 women from District 17 attended the Women in District 17 Training Day at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) – Longerenong campus. The purpose of the day was to build confidence and encourage women to be more actively involved in their brigades. 

 10.17 AM 19 April, 2016

District 22 workshop on leadership and diversity

CFA District 22 will hold a GenNext Workshop on Sunday, 22 May, to discuss the future direction of the region and brainstorm ideas on how to become more sustainable.

 11.25 AM 18 April, 2016

CEO Update: Training, football and leadership

Training is the one subject consistently raised with me when I’m out on the road visiting brigades and meeting members.

 11.43 AM 13 April, 2016

A humbling turnout for Broadwater

Last week, Broadwater Fire Brigade opened its station doors and turned out its truck for a humbling reason.

 12.53 PM 11 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 1.56 PM 31 March, 2016

From the CEO – New Commendation and Fiskville

I believe it’s important we recognise our members who strive to go above and beyond their roles to serve CFA and our community.

 12.35 PM 24 March, 2016

Man falls from Ballarat Fire Station bell tower

A man falls from the Ballarat Fire Station bell tower! What appears to be a suicide turns into a murder investigation.

 11.24 AM 17 March, 2016

CEO's first 100 days

After three months as CEO and thousands of kilometres on the road attending CFA events and meeting members, Lucinda Nolan is most impressed by “the pride in the organisation, the pride in services delivered and problems worked through, and the pride in continuous improvement”.

 7.45 AM 15 March, 2016

CFA Emergency Memberlink Cards

Emergency Memberlink is a key recognition program that thanks members for their significant contribution and dedication to CFA and creating safer communities.

 1.18 PM 4 March, 2016