News & Media


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

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.

 7.48 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.

 1.18 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.

 12.49 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.

 2.41 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.

 9.51 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.

 9.46 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.

 12.29 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.

 3.14 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.

 10.51 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.

 7.44 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.

 1.53 PM 5 August, 2014

King of the snow kids

CFA Operations Officer Paul Horton got out amongst the kids this morning as part of a live weather cross by Channel 7's  Sunrise program.

 12.16 PM 5 August, 2014

Promotional material helps recruit

Brigade recruitment activities will now be improved thanks to products designed for use at public events.

 3.19 PM 31 July, 2014

Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb

The Inaugural Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb will be held on 7 September 2014 at Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne.

 3.06 PM 30 July, 2014

CFA behind VicPol in blood donating

The attached extract from the Blood Bank Emergency Services Challenge taken on 29 July 2014 shows that the CFA is way behind Victoria Police in the number of donations given, which corresponds to the number of lives saved.

 11.27 AM 29 July, 2014

Fire investigation training in Fiji

Three CFA Fire Investigation Instructors travelled to Fiji during July 2014 to deliver the inaugural Structural & Vehicle Fire Investigation Course to the National Fire Authority (NFA).

 3.58 PM 23 July, 2014