News & Media


2014 VFBV Volunteer Survey

Take part in the volunteer survey today at

 8.36 AM 26 June, 2014

Rotary supports Hurstbridge Brigade

The Rotary Club of Diamond Creek Branch supported the Hurstbridge Fire Brigade in the purchase of a new Brigade car with a $5,000 grant.

 4.05 PM 20 June, 2014

Fireys restore hope for refugees

Volunteers and career staff from Ballarat brigade attended the launch of Refugee Week 2014 on Tuesday 17 June at the Ballarat Town Hall.

 8.16 AM 18 June, 2014

Multiple incidents at Marist Sion

West Gippsland Group conducted their annual Structural exercise on Sunday the 25th of May 2014 at the Marist Sion Secondary School. The day started a bit dreary with some showers though cleared up to be a pleasant day.

 8.18 PM 27 May, 2014

Cool fireys a team effort

CFA firefighters in the state’s north-east will have access to cold drinking water while fighting fires, thanks to three local businesses which chipped in to purchase a mobile ‘cool room’ for local brigades.

 3.03 PM 23 May, 2014

National Reconciliation Week

This Tuesday 27 May through to 3 June marks the start of National Reconciliation Week, and CFA members are encouraged to find out what is happening in their communities and get involved.

 2.27 PM 23 May, 2014

Next G fire prediction online forum

Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion for the second Bushfire CRC Research To Drive Change online forum on Tuesday 21 May at 1pm.

 5.44 PM 21 May, 2014

Hume Region Burn Camp

The inaugural Hume Region Burn Camp was conducted at Shelley Forest Camp between Wednesday the 7 th and Friday the 9th of May.

 4.22 PM 15 May, 2014

Loddon Mallee exercise

On 14 May, Victoria Police, CFA, SES and emergency services and supporting agencies of the Loddon Mallee Region conducted Exercise Duplex. 

 2.42 PM 15 May, 2014

When red meets green

In a promising new partnership CFA and Trust for Nature have succeeded in a program of burning large tracts of native grasslands across several areas in North West Victoria.

 2.52 PM 13 May, 2014

OUA all the way

Broadford Urban fire brigade was fortunate to have received the very generous assistance of Open Universities Australia who sent a crew up to assist the brigade with some much needed station TLC.

 9.02 PM 9 May, 2014

Dawn O’Neil to speak at CFA Forum

Former Lifeline and beyondblue CEO Dawn O’Neil AM has been confirmed to present to CFA members at the 4th Annual ‘CFA Community Engagement and Fire Awareness State Forum’.

 10.19 AM 8 May, 2014

Hamilton Highway roadside burn

Lismore Group completed the annual roadside burning along the Hamilton Highway for the 2013-14 season reports Vegetation Management Officer Ian Morrison.

 8.53 AM 3 May, 2014

St John save the (ANZAC) day

A 94-year-old digger who collapsed while marching on ANZAC Day in Melbourne has thanked St John volunteers and Ambulance Victoria paramedics for saving his life.

 12.26 PM 1 May, 2014

$29M for fire trucks is good news

The CFA volunteers’ association, VFBV, says today’s announcement of $29 million and 78 new trucks for volunteer Brigades is good news for CFA volunteers.

 11.25 AM 1 May, 2014

Sinking vessel off Portland

A 5.8-metre recreational fishing vessel placed a mayday call via VHF Radio to Portland Coast Guard at 1450hrs Monday afternoon to say their vessel was sinking.

 7.02 PM 21 April, 2014

Virtual Reality both hot & Chile

A CFA delegation was hosted by the Chilean Consulate yesterday to view an incredible Virtual Reality demonstration, with numerous possibilities for the CFA.

 10.21 AM 16 April, 2014

VFBV Volunteer Survey 2014

The third VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey is open to all CFA volunteers.  Register now at to receive the survey via email.

 9.23 AM 9 April, 2014

2014 MFB/CFA - RCH relay

The 5th Annual CFA/MFB 'Two Services, One Cause' 14-hour relay for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal is on again on Thurday 17 April 2014

 3.16 PM 19 March, 2014

'Bomberos for CFA' partnership

CFA is excited to be working closely with the Consulate-General of Chile in Melbourne to develop a proposal called 'Bomberos for CFA' aimed at using the volunteer ethos, skills and expertise of the Chilean community in Victoria.

 12.06 PM 11 March, 2014