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District 8 2017 Interfaith Tour

Building on the success of the Inaugural Tour in October 2016, the Community Safety Team again organised a tour of local places of worship within the District 8 area with the theme being, Many Faiths, One People.

 10.49 AM 22 September, 2017

Pumps and PNG

What’s the connection between CFA water pumps and Papua New Guinea?

 10.48 AM 6 September, 2017

Macedon Flea Market celebrates 50 years

Next year sees the golden anniversary of Macedon Fire Brigade flea market. With planning well underway for the next one in February, we spoke with brigade Captain Greg Snart to find out more about this long-running event.

 10.44 AM 28 August, 2017

Training in the tropics

On 16 May, District Mechanical Officer Glenn Mumford and Scoresby brigade member Jim Read arrived at the South Pacific country of Tuvalu for a 10-day deployment to educate the police department, fire service and local volunteers about fire safety and equipment maintenance.

 10.40 AM 7 July, 2017

Sky high skills put to the test

CFA led a multi-agency training exercise at Simonds Stadium’s light towers to heighten their rescue skills.

 12.32 PM 7 June, 2017

Rochester builds Indigenous connection

More than six months after Rochester Fire Brigade hosted CFA’s first Smoking Ceremony focusing on safe passage through the fire season, the brigade’s members continue to increase their knowledge of local Indigenous culture.

 5.35 PM 29 May, 2017

Steep angle training speeds up response

‘Working as one’ is a guiding principle for emergency services organisations in Victoria, and the best way to achieve this is to share skills, knowledge and resources across the state.

 9.30 AM 26 May, 2017

Planned burning off to a flying start

CFA brigades from across Alexandra Group in District 12 North East Region joined crews from Forest Fire Management (FFMVic) to conduct the first FFMVic Murrindindi district planned burn of the season on Sunday 2 April.

 12.16 PM 3 April, 2017

Dandenong 2017 Harmony Festival

Once again Springvale Neighbourhood House held a 2017 Harmony Festival in Harmony Square, Dandenong on Wednesday 22 March in partnership with Monash Health, Victoria Police, Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre, South East Links and the Australian Government Department of Human Services.

 2.28 PM 23 March, 2017

Paynesville Coast Guard riding the swell

Paynesville is the only coast guard flotilla that is both operational on the water and monitors all coastal radio towers from Mallacoota to Portland.

 11.43 AM 15 March, 2017

Working together to keep coastal communities safe

FFMVic and CFA staff have been out together to look at high priority planned burn sites on the coast in the South West.

 10.59 AM 14 March, 2017

Safer together at work in Lorne community

As Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) planned fuel reduction burning program begins, CFA’s Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) teams have been out around Lorne supporting them.

 11.40 AM 7 March, 2017

Good Friday Appeal 2017

The Good Friday Appeal for 2017 was officially launched today at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

 3.31 PM 3 March, 2017

Help for Dairy success

Brucknell/Ayrford brigade located in District 6 was asked to be part of the ‘Help for Dairy’ initiative. 

 1.55 PM 28 February, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

 2.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Aussie Day BBQs snag $70,000 for CFA

On Saturday 28 January, Victorians opened their mouths and their pockets at the Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ, held at Bunnings stores, raising more than $70,000 for CFA 43 brigades.

 2.37 PM 24 February, 2017

Chairs in the bush for planned burn lesson

Recently, 50 residents of the Dandenong Ranges met with fire agencies to learn about the benefits of planned burning and how they can be actively involved in reducing the risk of bushfires in their local area.

 3.09 PM 23 February, 2017

Bushfire prevention partnership still delivering

A proactive bushfire prevention partnership developed between CFA and Gippsland Community Correctional Services - Community Work Program continues to deliver results across the community.

 12.13 PM 21 February, 2017

Maiden Gully’s Towards 2025 Project

In 2015, Maiden Gully Fire Brigade reviewed the infrastructure needed to adequately support its community into the future.

 10.22 AM 17 February, 2017

Dromana hits $300,000 in Ritchies donations

Dromana Fire Brigade recently notched up more than $300,000 in donations via the Ritchies Community Benefit Program – making it the highest individual CFA brigade recipient of the local community fundraising program.

 2.41 PM 15 February, 2017