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CFA Open Days in full swing

CFA Open Days are in full swing with hundreds of fire brigades opening their doors to their local community.

 1.12 PM 29 September, 2016

District 23 Staff Awards Presentation Day

District staff are always prepared and dedicated to serve the community in providing valuable support to our brigades and operational activities including ICC operations.

 3.19 PM 28 September, 2016

Tour de Timor teaches CFA member about heat stress

Taking care of adventurous bike riders in Timor-Leste has shed light on the effects of heat stress for a CFA volunteer. 

 2.47 PM 28 September, 2016

Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade members say thank you

On Monday 19 September, Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade members attended the funeral of the captain's wife. 

 11.37 AM 27 September, 2016

District 5's original take on Footy Finals Fever

As AFL players go into battle to claim the coveted Grand Final Cup, CFA is encouraging operational volunteers to check their own battle equipment in the lead-up to the summer season.  

 11.03 AM 26 September, 2016

It's all about the flow

It all began with a word from the captain: a number of us had been selected for a Pilot Advanced Pumps and Hydraulics course. 

 7.37 PM 18 September, 2016

Don’s race to Timor

Don Garlick was only 19 when he survived a burnover while fighting the Warburton Ash Wednesday fire.

 2.06 PM 13 September, 2016

Wangaratta's Mr Smoke Alarm & the 10-year switch

When the Wangaratta Fire Brigade received a 4.30am callout to a faulty smoke alarm going off, it would have been easy enough to turn off the alarm leave the elderly resident to deal with the task of replacing it.  

 10.23 AM 12 September, 2016

Traralgon firefighter to research US mine fires

A CFA firefighter from Traralgon will travel to the United States on Sunday 11 September, to study coal mine fire prevention, detection and suppression, aiming to bring back a range of new ideas to implement on home soil. 

 3.59 PM 9 September, 2016

Going the distance for Damien

After an epic 563 kilometres, it was truly fitting that the 20 ‘Mildura to Melbourne’ firefighters crossed the finish line together with family, friends and support people.

 2.23 PM 9 September, 2016

Kookaburra sits in the big red truck

When Mildura firefighter Bradley Clarkson saw an injured and clearly distressed kookaburra from the side of the road, he couldn’t bring himself to "just drive on by."

 2.12 PM 5 September, 2016

Fire brigades to open station doors

More than 250 CFA fire brigades will open their doors to the community over the next few months to show Victoria how they protect lives and property all year round.

 1.06 PM 2 September, 2016

Liz a linchpin Warburton responder

Three and a half years ago, new Warburton resident Liz Rogers got in touch with her local brigade to get informed about local bushfire risk.

 5.42 PM 31 August, 2016

Get Moving Challenge

Get Moving is back! We have made some enhancements to the program based on feedback from last year and we can’t wait to get it underway.  

 2.43 PM 29 August, 2016

Learning about multicultural volunteering

Regional BASOs Sue Martin (West), Kirsten Dudink and Bec McDonald (North West), along with Sherene Mounier and Tim Firman (HQ) were privileged to attend the inaugural Volunteering Victoria Multicultural Volunteering Conference on Tuesday at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne.

 5.23 PM 26 August, 2016

Faces of CFA: Captain Joel Borgelt

What are your CFA roles? I’m the captain at Nhill and the group communications officer. I joined the senior side of the brigade at 16 and two years into that I stepped in as third lieutenant. I moved through the lieutenant ranks and became captain three years ago.

 12.28 PM 26 August, 2016

Lilydale volunteer given new car on Today Show

CFA’s Lilydale Fire Brigade Captain Warren Davis was surprised when a new family car was given to him by Channel Nine’s The Today Show this morning.

 10.59 AM 26 August, 2016

Mildura firefighters run 563km to Melbourne

Ten CFA firefighters will join 10 MFB colleagues to run from Mildura to Melbourne in memory of well-respected Senior Station Officer Damien Burke.

 3.01 PM 24 August, 2016

Brigade’s secret home makeover stuns member

“I'm flabbergasted, touched and absolutely blown away.” In hospital for 20 days now, Paul Little can still scarcely believe that twenty members of his brigade gave up a whole Sunday to to help him and his family with much needed maintenance for the house and garden. 

 5.07 PM 2 August, 2016

District 2 member profile – Jay Gardiner

Next up in our Disitrcit 2 member profiles is BASO Jay Gardiner.

 12.49 PM 1 August, 2016