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Eureka Climb Emergency Services Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to take on Australia’s biggest vertical race held at one of the world’s tallest residential buildings?

 7.20 AM 15 October, 2015

Little cutie rescue

On Sunday 11 October, the Diamond Creek slip-on was deployed to do night shift at the Lancefield fire as part of strike team 1415. 

 1.39 PM 14 October, 2015

Aboriginal cultural awareness at Echuca Station

Echuca Fire Station hosted an Aboriginal cultural awareness session on Wednesday 30 September 2015 for local CFA volunteers and staff.   

 10.26 AM 8 October, 2015

Fire Safety Pledge – ready to launch!

Members of the public have the chance to win one of five $200 Bunnings vouchers just by being better prepared for the threat of fire when the CFA Fire Safety Pledge is launched on Thursday 8 October. 

 10.09 AM 6 October, 2015

Got a great engagement idea for summer?

Have you got a great idea about how to engage your local community on summer fire safety? And do you need funding to help kick start your initiative?  

 2.21 PM 5 October, 2015

D17 presentation to the Chief

Last night (23 September) District 17 made a presentation to Chief Officer Euan Ferguson to thank him for his friendship with the district and wish him farewell. The attached photo shows Operations Manager Dale Russell presenting Euan Ferguson with a framed image of Mt Arapiles, a striking feature of the Wimmera, taken by CFA volunteer and Horsham RCC Mayor Mark Radford.  

 12.11 PM 24 September, 2015

CFA/SES joint training a success for Golden Square

Golden Square Firefighters have spent two weeks during September undertaking joint training with the Bendigo SES unit. The training is a part of an annual joint training relationship that has been developed between the brigade and the unit.

 11.08 AM 21 September, 2015

Glenelg's fire & emergency conference

The inaugural Glenelg Fire & Emergency Management Conference was held on Wednesday 9 September at Dartmoor with the theme of 'shared responsibility' and was hailed a huge success. 

 2.13 PM 14 September, 2015

Community leaders talk about emergency readiness

CFA members joined other community leaders from the cities of Wyndham and Melton for the first Emergency Ready Communities Forum on Saturday 5 September in Caroline Springs.

 1.53 PM 7 September, 2015

Generosity boosts fireys' leadership skills

A group of CFA volunteers will have the opportunity to boost their leadership skills thanks to a generous donation from the IGA Community Chest Program.

 10.43 AM 2 September, 2015

Koori Cultural awareness for District 13 & 12

On Saturday 29 August, over 20 staff and volunteers from across Districts 12 and 13 attended a Koori Cultural awareness session at Badger Creek Fire Station.

 1.50 PM 31 August, 2015

Science night burns bright in Warrnambool

Warrnambool Fire Brigade helped light up a local primary school's annual Science Night on 20 August, demonstating their gas flare-off skills to hundreds of families.

 10.28 PM 26 August, 2015

Emergency Services Blood Challenge 1 week to go...

CFA has hit the front, we're now up on those Blood Donating champions VicPol!

 12.22 AM 25 August, 2015

CFA to take part in R U OK? Day

In recognition of R U OK? Day on Thursday, 10 September 2015, CFA’s Wellbeing team has organised events across the state.  

 3.57 PM 21 August, 2015

VFBV Volunteer Survey – closing soon

More than a thousand volunteers have taken the 2015 VFBV Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey so far, and all volunteers are invited to have their say before it closes on 31 August – the online survey is at

 1.04 PM 19 August, 2015

State Forum connects in Creswick

The CFA-SES Community Engagement and Hazard Awareness State Forum was held in Creswick on 1 and 2 August 2015, as CFA joined forces with SES for the first time. 

 4.41 PM 18 August, 2015

Next Emergency Services Blood Challenge Update

A few weeks of the challenge to go and the tally's really stacking up!

 11.12 AM 11 August, 2015

CFA NWR: partnering against violence

On Monday 27 July, some of the best minds in the north-west joined CFA to discuss violence prevention and gender equity at the fourth meeting of the CFA North West Region Violence Prevention Advisory Group (VPAG). 

 10.49 AM 6 August, 2015

VFBV Volunteer Survey is now open

Don't forget the 2015 VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey is now open to all volunteers.

 1.46 PM 5 August, 2015

Mock exercise tests real skills

Imagine the situation: the Port of Portland has alerted emergency services to a structural ship fire within the port. Questions are being asked about a possible terrorist act as smoke begins to fill the air and blanket the CBD. 

 7.04 PM 28 July, 2015