News & Media


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.

 1.16 PM 5 August, 2014

Promotional material helps recruit

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

 4.19 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.

 4.06 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.

 12.27 PM 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).

 4.58 PM 23 July, 2014

Good news for Safety Beach

One local organisation, dedicated to providing year round safety patrols, monitoring and search and rescue operations, has received news of a funding boost this week, following the announcement that local retailer The Good Guys Mornington will be supporting the organisation via their Local Giving Program.

 6.22 PM 20 July, 2014

CFA reaps Ritchies rewards

The slogan for Ritchies Supa IGA is ‘where the community benefits’. And CFA can certainly lay claim to that having received more than $2.4 million from the supermarket chain’s Community Benefits Program.

 12.44 PM 16 July, 2014

Students call for increased funding

Castlemaine Secondary College students call for increased support to rural and regional emergency service volunteers. 

 5.18 PM 15 July, 2014

Craigieburn training facility opens

A new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art training facility in Melbourne’s north will be the benchmark for emergency services training across the country, Victorian Premier Dr Denis Napthine announced today.

 3.12 PM 29 June, 2014

2014 VFBV Volunteer Survey

Take part in the volunteer survey today at

 9.36 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.

 5.05 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.

 9.16 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.

 9.18 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.

 4.03 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.

 3.27 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.

 6.44 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.

 5.22 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. 

 3.42 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.

 3.52 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.

 10.02 PM 9 May, 2014