News & Media


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.

 9.45 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.

 11.49 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.

 4.31 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.

 1.55 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).

 3.39 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.

 4.10 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.

 5.08 PM 27 October, 2014

Coast Guard hoses down harbour

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

 9.57 PM 21 October, 2014

District Volunteerism Coordinators

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

 2.32 PM 20 October, 2014

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

Once again the school holiday program held at the Casey Safety Village in Cranbourne was a huge success over the three days with large attendance numbers on each day.

 8.48 AM 17 October, 2014

Multiagency TEWT at Port Fairy

More than five agencies came together last week to take part in a simulated emergency based at Port Fairy hospital.

 2.18 PM 3 October, 2014

VFBV open forums – book now

Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria’s popular open forums are back, with dates through October and November and two regional mini-forums in the north-east and south-west complementing the State Forum.

 1.49 PM 18 September, 2014

Inaugural climb a success

On Father’s Day 7 September, CFA members came from as far as Swan Hill and Sorrento, Horsham and Hampton Park to participate in the inaugural Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb.

 3.41 PM 14 September, 2014

Drouin Lions helps Drouin West to acquire BA

As the communities of Drouin West and Jindivick continue to change and grow, so does the risk.

 10.51 AM 10 September, 2014

Stanley, Black & Decker supporting brigades

Three CFA volunteer brigades left reeling after recent burglaries have received a lift thanks to a generous donation from Stanley, Black & Decker.

 10.46 PM 26 August, 2014

Take a tour of the Template Toolkit

Lots of useful templates and guides are available in the very handy Template Toolkit. Find out more by watching this video.

 1.29 PM 25 August, 2014

Paramedics and fireys - a good mix

This week, Kyneton Fire Brigade coordinated a joint training event with paramedics from Kyneton ambulance branch.

 4.14 PM 22 August, 2014

Firefighter Stair Climb 2014

The Inaugural Melbourne Fire fighter Stair Climb is coming up fast on September 7th 2014 and will be held at Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne.

 11.51 AM 13 August, 2014

Mayday For Imlay Repeater Station

Coast Guard Victoria will establish a VHF Marine Distress & Monitoring service for the East Coast of Victoria from Point Hicks to Gabo Island in addition to the Flotilla operations at Mallacoota.

 8.44 PM 7 August, 2014

Take a tour of the Template Toolkit

Need to familiarise yourself with the newest features of the very handy Template toolkit? Well now you can with the new virtual tour video.

 2.53 PM 5 August, 2014