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Fire chaser

Last night at Malmsbury Fire Brigade training, we were joined by members from surrounding brigades including Kyneton, Taradale, Benloch and Kyneton Group to glimpse the future of firefighting.

 5.57 PM 13 February, 2017

Grassland burn learning exercise

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working together to complete roadside fuel reduction planned burns in the south-west of the state.

 11.56 AM 31 January, 2017

Community education at Loch Sport

Recently the community engagement team from CFA, DELWP and Parks Victoria supported Loch Sport Fire Brigade members as they delivered summer fire safety awareness to their community and tourists.

 3.08 PM 5 January, 2017

Strathewen students create fire film

CFA’s Arthur’s Creek Strathewen fire brigade have worked with 10 Strathewen Primary School students to create a ‘Claymation’ film about bushfire awareness, which has been well received by local people. 

 1.00 PM 28 December, 2016

Dandenong Cornerstone free lunch

On Monday 19 December, Dandenong Neighbourhood House held a free lunch at Cornerstone in Walker Street Dandenong from 11am.

 2.04 PM 20 December, 2016

Boomers Reserve planned burn a great success

Panton Hill and St Andrews brigades joined forces with Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVIC) to successfully carry out a 0.5-hectare burn at Boomers Nature Conservation Reserve near Panton Hill on 1 December. 

 4.27 PM 19 December, 2016

Districts go orange for violence prevention

Staff recently participated in the 2016 Victoria Against Violence (VAV) campaign by hosting an ‘orange morning tea’ at the Swan Hill, Kerang and Bendigo offices.

 11.04 AM 12 December, 2016

White Ribbon Day: Bendigo

White Ribbon Day in Bendigo this year saw staff and volunteers from state, North West Region and District 2 come together to join over 400 people in the annual White Ribbon day event 'Bendigo Walks'.

 2.45 PM 9 December, 2016

Great results from CFA and FFMV cooperation

CFA volunteers have assisted Forest Fire Management Victoria with a couple of recent burns and have come away with excellent stories of cooperation and camaraderie.

 6.47 PM 8 December, 2016

White Ribbon Evacuation Drill

On Thursday 1st December 2016, Yarra Ranges Council and CFA (District 13) conducted a fire evacuation drill with a twist during at team.  

 12.10 PM 2 December, 2016

Groups: a long and winding road

Christopher Simmins from Newstead Fire Brigade looks at the history of CFA's Group system.

 9.14 PM 28 November, 2016

Help for Dairy is here to assist

The Help for Dairy initiative is at it again, offering assistance for up to five more CFA brigades. (See news and media story here)

 3.27 PM 25 November, 2016

Smoking Ceremony ushers in the FDP in D20

Sunday the 13th November was a momentous day for CFA District 20 and Victoria’s Aboriginal community. A traditional Smoking Ceremony at Rochester Fire Brigade ushered in the Fire Danger Period and readied the local fire fighters for a safe passage through the summer fire season. 

 9.08 PM 17 November, 2016

Planned burn resource coordinators

The CFA Planned Burning Project has once again recruited four seasonal planned burn resource coordinators (PBRCs) for the upcoming season.

 11.39 AM 16 November, 2016

Mental health a high priority in District 18

Volunteers from Nyah Nyah West, Beverford and District, Swan Hill and Woorinen South fire brigades joined with CFA staff and community members to raise awareness for mental health issues by leading a walk around the CBD recently.

 12.59 PM 7 November, 2016

New project supports rural volunteers

CFA District 2 is partnering with Macedon Ranges Shire Council, City of Greater Bendigo, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee, and AFL Central Victoria to deliver a new project called Rural Challenge. 

 2.22 PM 31 October, 2016

District 8 interfaith tour

On Monday 24 October, an interfaith multicultural tour commenced from District 8 Headquarters Dandenong starting with a presentation by Maha Sukkar from the Victorian Police Multicultural Unit on understanding Muslims and Islam in Australia. 

 3.51 PM 27 October, 2016

District 27 meets many milestones

CFA’s District 27 makes up for its small size with an enormous level of complexity. 

 2.10 PM 26 October, 2016

CFA pulls together to help dairy communites

Helping out local communities is something that is deeply imbedded in CFA’s culture and a new initiative co-founded by District 14’s Catherine McLeod and Mark Gravell demonstrates this perfectly.

 1.51 PM 18 October, 2016

NWR plans for greater gender equity

CFA'S North West Region is taking the lead on gender equity and the prevention of violence against women. 

 11.36 AM 14 October, 2016