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Strathewen students create fire film

CFA’s Arthur’s Creek Strathewen fire brigade have worked with 10 Strathewen Primary School students to create a ‘Claymation’ film about bushfire awareness, which has been well received by local people. 

 1.00 PM 28 December, 2016

District 27 meets many milestones

CFA’s District 27 makes up for its small size with an enormous level of complexity. 

 2.10 PM 26 October, 2016

CFA pulls together to help dairy communites

Helping out local communities is something that is deeply imbedded in CFA’s culture and a new initiative co-founded by District 14’s Catherine McLeod and Mark Gravell demonstrates this perfectly.

 1.51 PM 18 October, 2016

CFA announced as 2016 EQUITANA partner

CFA is proud to be announced as the Official Community Partner of EQUITANA Melbourne 2016

 3.53 PM 18 August, 2016

NAIDOC Week celebration in District 11

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 2.28 PM 12 July, 2016

Supporting volunteers in more ways than one

A large percentage of CFA volunteers are farmers. Not only do they protect life and property in rural communities, they also provide all Victorians with one of life’s necessities – food! As changing environmental and economic conditions impact farmers throughout the state, CFA is helping through a range of events and initiatives.

 2.39 PM 24 June, 2016

2016 Shelley Burn Camp success

A total of 52 volunteers, career staff from Districts 12, 22, 23 and 24, and HVP employees from Northern Victoria and New Zealand attended this year’s Shelley Burn held over five days from 9 to 13 April.

 12.22 PM 26 April, 2016

2016 Good Friday Appeal

Give so they may grow. CFA is encouraging members to get behind the 2016 Good Friday Appeal. This year will be the 85th Good Friday Appeal which will be held on 25 March, 2016.

 4.35 PM 11 March, 2016

VFBV Urban Champs this weekend

Keep up with the latest results from the VFBV Urban State Championships at Mildura this weekend by visiting VFBV Urban Championships on Facebook or the Mildura Fire Brigade website for updates every hour during competition.

 12.03 PM 11 March, 2016

Get set for the Urban Championships

Brigades from across Victoria and beyond will converge on Mildura this weekend for the 133rd Senior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships. 

 4.14 PM 8 March, 2016

Smoke alarm campaign ready to kick off!

In 2015 there were over 3,000 home fires in Victoria alone. Smoke alarms are designed to provide an early warning and time to evacuate safely – but they can only do this if they work.

 12.49 PM 2 March, 2016

Safety first in Warrandyte

CFA’s ‘Your Guide to Survival’ booklet contains essential information for Victorians and tourists about the summer fire risk. It is now available at the Warrandyte Bendigo Bank branch. 

 1.32 PM 23 February, 2016

Priority entry to university for CFA volunteers

Do you have children or know any young members currently in year 10 or 11? Did you know that volunteering for CFA can help them get priority entry into University? As well as mentor, a lower ATAR requirement & capped fees?  

 10.05 PM 11 February, 2016

Get set for the Championships

CFA brigades from across Victoria will have the chance to test their mettle, as the countdown begins to the State Urban and Rural championships.

 9.09 AM 4 February, 2016

Wimmera farmers did the right thing this harvest

The award-winning VFF and CFA Volunteer Harvest Guide trial was a success, with minimal harvest fires occurring this season. The guidelines have been making farmers more aware of the risks of harvesting during severe weather conditions.

 4.09 PM 14 January, 2016

Emergency service map books

Local CFA members are playing an important role in ensuring the accuracy of Victoria's official emergency services map books. 

 11.57 AM 18 December, 2015

Fire Investigation presentations to VicPol BAELOs

During the months of November and December 2015, a series of training sessions were delivered to Victoria Police members who undertake the role of Bushfire Arson Explosives Liaison Officers (BAELO) with presentations from Detectives from the Victoria Police Arson & Explosives Squad and the CFA Fire Investigation Section.

 11.38 AM 18 December, 2015

Woori Yallock ICC Weather Station Network

Methven Real Estate in Mount Evelyn are the first to get involved with a new weather station project for the Woori Yallock Incident Control Centre.

 11.41 AM 14 December, 2015

Bendigo Bank steps up again

Once again the Woori Yallock & District Community Bank has got on board and given funding to Hoddles Creek Fire Brigade. 

 10.35 AM 14 December, 2015

Santa brings a town together

During my recent trip to Cooktown, I was surprised to see the vast array of local people and the differing cultures that reside in such a small town, but also work and play side by side.

 4.28 PM 12 December, 2015