News & Media


Casterton fire agencies join forces

CFA and DELWP recently joined forces to conduct a burnoff at Casterton. 

 5.05 PM 1 February, 2015

Wedderburn Community Emergency Services Day

They say that social connections and organisational relationships are essential qualities that help knit together the fabric of a strong community. On a hot, blustery Total Fire Ban day in the middle of December in Wedderburn, this could not have been more evident.

 1.19 PM 23 January, 2015

When businesses go over and above

We hear a lot of inspiring stories about CFA brigades but what about the local businesses and enterprises that put in time and time again to support our members to do what they do?

 9.28 AM 20 January, 2015

VFBV leadership scholarships - apply now

Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) is now calling for expressions of interest from potential applicants for scholarships to the 2015 Volunteer Leadership Program.

 11.23 AM 22 December, 2014

AusNet working with CFA

AusNet Services are working closely with CFA and the Hillcrest Fire Brigade in the delivery of a major project associated with the Victorian Government’s Powerline Bushfire Safety Program (PBSP) which is aimed at reducing the risk of bushfires caused by electrical assets. 

 12.39 PM 19 December, 2014

Launch of the Little River bulk water tanker

On Saturday 6th December, Terry Hedt Captain of the Little River Fire Brigade, along with his brigade members proudly launched their recently purchased 14,000 litre Bulk Water Carrier.

 2.22 PM 18 December, 2014

CFA and SES road crash rescue training in Colac

Irrewarra and Birregurra brigades recently undertook an evening of collaboration and training with the Colac SES.

 12.01 PM 18 December, 2014

Portland Coast Guard Brigade

Each year Coast Guard volunteers perform thousands of activations.

 11.31 AM 18 December, 2014

Indigenous Use of Fire Forum, Albury

CFA members have been invited to attend a three-hour forum about the traditional use of fire, being organised by the Kiewa Catchment Landcare Group in Albury, on Saturday 6 December from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

 11.13 AM 1 December, 2014

North West Region commits to violence prevention

Today was a seminal day for women and men in North West Region for two reasons.

 8.36 PM 25 November, 2014

Pole top fire research

CFA has hosted a research team from RMIT University to test a new system designed to detect fires that start in power pole tops and notify emergency services before they spread.

 8.46 AM 25 November, 2014

Buy a 2015 Sunrise fireys calendar

CFA has joined firefighters from across the country to take part in a new national firefighter calendar developed by Channel 7’s Sunrise program.

 8.45 AM 18 November, 2014

Fire Action Week launches in Epping

Yesterday CFA Epping and Wollert brigades together with colleagues from DEPI, Parks Vic and MFB braved the rain to warn local community members in Epping North about the risks of grassfires in urban interface areas.

 10.49 AM 17 November, 2014

Koori Cultural Awareness Program at Lake Tyers

It was a lovely cool Sunday morning when 15 local CFA members came down to the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust Training Centre for a Koori Cultural Awareness Session.   It was a full day session from 10am -4pm that aimed to provide an insight into Aboriginal culture and history.

 3.31 PM 11 November, 2014

CFA members to walk against family violence

As White Ribbon Day draws near, CFA members in North West Region are gearing up to take a stand to end violence against women.

 12.55 PM 4 November, 2014

Students at VEMTC - Wangaratta

On a cloudy day in October, 68 young student fire fighters boarded buses and made the trip to Wangaratta in anticipation of attending the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) to undertake hot fire training on the PAD (Practical Area Drills).

 2.39 PM 30 October, 2014

VFF and CFA launch joint trial

This week the VFF Grains Group supported by CFA will launch a trial programme for fire risk management during harvest called the Voluntary Grain Harvesting Guide. This joint initiative of VFF and CFA provides an objective measure for farmers and header operators to manage fire risk.

 3.10 PM 28 October, 2014

Aboriginal firefighters honoured in Lake Tyers

Saturday 25 October was a wonderful day of celebration and commemoration for Lake Tyers Trust firefighters in Gippsland. Joined by members from surrounding brigades, District 11 operations staff, the Koori community and family from across the state, the firefighters were reunited with old friends, remembered founding members, received their service medals and celebrated the importance of the brigade to the Lake Tyers community and CFA.

 4.08 PM 27 October, 2014

Coast Guard hoses down harbour

Sunday morning saw an extensive combined exercise at Queenscliff Boat Harbour. 

 8.57 PM 21 October, 2014

District Volunteerism Coordinators

As reported in September, our team of District Volunteerism Coordinators has started in district offices.

 1.32 PM 20 October, 2014