News & Media


Volunteer for AP & ES Games 2014

Applications are now open for volunteers to assist with the Melbourne 2014 Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games.

 12.11 PM 16 December, 2013

FDP preparation for Kyneton Group

Kyneton Group of brigades recently held a Fire Danger Period (FDP) preparation night for Crew Leaders and brigade officers. Neighbouring group management teams, Macedon Ranges Fire Management Officer and partner agencies were also invited to attend the night.

 1.40 PM 12 December, 2013

Out of the hospital & into the heat

World leading trauma doctors and nurses visited Fiskville on Wednesday 27 November to get a feel for what firefighters experience on the front line when rescuing people that may end up on their operating table.

 2.24 PM 2 December, 2013

A fiery road trip

Lake Tyers brigade members and the Volunteer Support Program take a road trip to Barmah!

 12.51 PM 29 November, 2013

World first CFA/CSIRO research

Wangaratta residents may see smoke in their area over the next few weeks as CFA and CSIRO undertake new cutting-edge research.

 3.30 PM 27 November, 2013

CFA/SES Operational Support Forum

An Operational Support Forum conducted by CFA in collaboration with SES was held at Fiskville on the 1-3 November 2013.  

 10.23 AM 12 November, 2013

New fire safety school resources

Since 2009, CFA has been working with several key partner agencies and secondary schools to develop and refine a range of informative and innovative education initiatives and resources for both teachers and students, to learn about fire safety and Australia's history of bushfire.

 10.46 AM 11 November, 2013

New tourism business bushfire kit

Tourism Victoria, in partnership with CFA's Community Resilience team, has produced a new toolkit to help tourism businesses prepare for bushfires.

 8.44 AM 1 November, 2013

Enter now: 2014 APandES Games

CFA members are invited to enter the 2014 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games to be held in Melbourne (over Easter 2014) 18-24 April 2014. There are 40 sports being offered for both team and individual competitors. CFA members need to be over 18 years of age and a registered member.

 10.14 AM 26 October, 2013

Cardinia host asylum seekers

On 17 October, the Cardinia Group meeting hosted a presentation from two Iranian asylum seekers, facilitated through the Volunteer Support Program.

 12.30 PM 25 October, 2013

Bochara community facility opens

The Minister for Western Victoria Region the Honourable David O’Brien has officially opened Bochara’s community facility provided with the support of CFA and the Victorian Government through the previous Department of Community Planning & Development. 

 12.19 PM 24 October, 2013

Vic firefighters deployed to NSW

(Victorian Government media release) Victorian firefighters are being deployed to New South Wales to provide relief to fire agency colleagues.

 11.21 AM 18 October, 2013

CFA/DEPI tour Far East Gippsland

On Wednesday 2 October, a group of volunteers from Orbost, Marlo, Newmerella, Bemm River, Cann Valley and Mallacoota brigades, together with CFA staff members from  D11 HQ and staff from DEPI in Orbost and Cann River met on the side of a road just off the Princes Highway near Club Terrace.

 2.50 PM 8 October, 2013

Welcome boost for Tanjil brigade

Tanjil brigade received a welcome boost to its fund raising campaign this month with the donation of $5,000 from long-time supporter APA Group.

 10.54 AM 4 October, 2013

Casey Safety Village

The third and final day of the school holiday program at the Cranbourne Community Safety Village, saw an increase in attendance of 90+ riders which was due to better weather conditions.

 5.26 PM 3 October, 2013

Gusty in Melton

With the extreme wind conditions felt throughout Victoria over the last 24 hours, Melton Fire Brigade, working in partnership with SES, have aided in cutting up of downed tree limbs, as well as rapid area assessments throughout the City.

 10.48 PM 1 October, 2013

Broadford CFA & VICSES Seymour

The night of the 19th of September saw members of the Broadford Fire Brigade and VICSES Seymour undertake a joint road crash rescue training night..........

 3.48 PM 23 September, 2013

New Safety Hub

The new Safety Hub is a new initiative on the Mornington Peninsula and was officially opened on Monday the 16th September 2013.  The centre provides a variety of child safety and injury services including: Home Safety Assessments, Baby and Child First Aid Training and Child Restraint Fitting.

 11.58 AM 23 September, 2013

Arnhem Land visitors in Cockatoo

Cockatoo Primary School has 10 indigenous children from Raminging in Arnhem Land visiting the school on an exchange program.

 9.05 PM 17 September, 2013

Gembrook Primary School evacuates

Gembrook Primary School Grade 6 pupils have been studying fire safety in a range of environments including workplace premises.

 8.57 PM 17 September, 2013