News & Media


State Forum connects in Creswick

The CFA-SES Community Engagement and Hazard Awareness State Forum was held in Creswick on 1 and 2 August 2015, as CFA joined forces with SES for the first time. 

 5.41 PM 18 August, 2015

Next Emergency Services Blood Challenge Update

A few weeks of the challenge to go and the tally's really stacking up!

 12.12 PM 11 August, 2015

CFA NWR: partnering against violence

On Monday 27 July, some of the best minds in the north-west joined CFA to discuss violence prevention and gender equity at the fourth meeting of the CFA North West Region Violence Prevention Advisory Group (VPAG). 

 11.49 AM 6 August, 2015

VFBV Volunteer Survey is now open

Don't forget the 2015 VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey is now open to all volunteers.

 2.46 PM 5 August, 2015

Mock exercise tests real skills

Imagine the situation: the Port of Portland has alerted emergency services to a structural ship fire within the port. Questions are being asked about a possible terrorist act as smoke begins to fill the air and blanket the CBD. 

 8.04 PM 28 July, 2015

Malmsbury pre-planning for new justice centre

Malmsbury Fire Brigade has been busy planning for the opening of the new Youth Justice Facility at Malmsbury.

 11.41 AM 16 July, 2015

VFBV's Volunteer Survey is now open

The 2015 VFBV Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey is now open and all CFA volunteers are invited to take part.

 1.40 PM 13 July, 2015

Koori Cultural Awareness Program in Corio

Staff and volunteers from Corio, Little River, Lara and Freshwater Creek brigades recently spent two evenings with Uncle Bryon Powell, Aboriginal Elder from the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation, as part of CFA’s Koori Cultural Awareness Program.

 12.30 PM 13 July, 2015

Latest Emergency Services Blood Challenge Update

Half way through July we're already more than 100 donations up on our tally at the end of July last year, and only 4 behind those champion blood donors VicPol.

 10.58 AM 13 July, 2015

Brigades helping brigades

What’s the Rural Metro Brigade Partnership?

 5.43 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.

 2.47 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.

 5.37 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.

 4.41 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.

 9.04 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.

 2.21 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).

 9.36 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.

 2.51 AM 18 June, 2015

Public Sector Week 2015

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

 5.52 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.

 4.47 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.

 4.18 PM 11 June, 2015