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What’s the Rural Metro Brigade Partnership?

 4.43 PM 29 June, 2015

Violence prevention is everyone's business

Mike Wassing admits he is not an expert on violence prevention, but as a father of three girls and a man shocked by the statistics that one in three women has experienced physical violence, he could not sit back and say it was someone else’s responsibility.

 1.47 PM 25 June, 2015

Sebastopol Brigade Supports VCAL Students

Students of Phoenix P-12 Community College students in Sebastopol now know what it’s like to be a fire fighter.

 4.37 PM 24 June, 2015

CFA and SES joint Cultural Awareness Training

Last night 20 participants from SES units and CFA D15 Brigades underook joint CFA and SES Cultural Awareness Training which was hosted by the Ballarat SES unit in Dowling Street Ballarat.

 3.41 PM 24 June, 2015

Fun time story time

On Friday morning June 19, Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade in conjunction with the Ferntree Gully Regional Library, held their fourth Fun Story Time at the Ferntree Gully Fire Station.

 8.04 AM 23 June, 2015

Emergency Services Blood Donor Challenge Update

Checked the Emergency Services Challenge tally yesterday, which was CFA 107 and VicPol 104, but checked today and it's VicPol 114 and CFA 110.

 1.21 PM 21 June, 2015

VFBV's Annual Volunteer Survey – Register Now

The latest VFBV Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey report is now available - volunteers can read the report and register for the 2015 survey - which opens on 13 July - at (see the registration box on the right hand side of the page).

 8.36 AM 18 June, 2015

Cardinia Group Burns Management

On the evening of Wednesday 17 June, Pakenham Fire Station hosted a unique burns management training session with an integrated multi-agency focus.

 1.51 AM 18 June, 2015

Public Sector Week 2015

Public Sector Week promotes the role and achievements of the public sector among the broader community. 

 4.52 PM 16 June, 2015

Woolworths raises funds for brigades

CFA brigades in Victoria’s North will receive new cooling equipment, communications gear, portable lighting systems and other items courtesy of fundraising by Woolworths.

 3.47 PM 12 June, 2015

Running group looks after Riddells Creek hydrants

The network of fire hydrants within the township of Riddells Creek is set to remain in tip-top condition thanks to the efforts of a team of runners and walkers from the Riddells Creek branch of the Macedon Ranges Running Club.

 3.18 PM 11 June, 2015

Portland Coast Guard receives a new marine pump

Last week Operations Officer Gary Harker presented the Portland Coast Guard with a much needed diesel powered marine pump.

 2.55 PM 3 June, 2015

Koori Inclusion Action Plan

During National Reconciliation Week 2015, CFA officially launched its very first Koori Inclusion Action Plan.

 3.44 PM 1 June, 2015

Emergency Services Blood Challenge commences today

The Red Cross Blood Services Emergency Services Challenge commences today 1 June and continues until 31 August. It’s time again for CFA to prove we have what it takes to save the most lives through blood donation. Let's see if we can top VicPol this year.

 2.32 PM 1 June, 2015

The culture of fire

As an evolving modern emergency services organisation, CFA doesn’t just look to the future for new ways of doing things – it’s also learning from the past.

 1.32 PM 28 May, 2015

Emergency response drill at Silvan Water Plant

Melbourne Water will conduct an emergency response exercise to test the incident procedures at the Silvan Water Treatment Plant on Stoneyford Road, Silvan on 24 May 2015. 

 4.02 PM 15 May, 2015

D15 celebrates National Volunteer Week with comedy

District 15 hosted a successful event to thank volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

 1.33 AM 15 May, 2015

Education partnerships

The Casterton Secondary College, CFA and Casterton Fire Brigade have again formed a partnership to deliver a program to VCAL students. 

 10.24 AM 12 May, 2015

CFA links with Neighbourhood Houses

CFA is forming strong links with Neighbourhood Houses across Victoria and sponsored the Association of Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres conference in Geelong last week. 

 1.28 PM 11 May, 2015

CFA presents at NSW RFS district forums

A handful of CFA personnel (as chosen by Regions) have been making the trek north after the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) kindly invited two CFA members to present at each of the four NSW RFS Community Engagement District Forums held this year.

 1.20 PM 11 May, 2015