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Westmere Group Officer John Chapman talks risk

While 19 brigades might sound unwieldy, they form a tight unit in District 16’s Westmere Group to the east of the Grampians.

 3.15 PM 28 November, 2016

Captain mentoring celebrated in District 8

District 8 recently held a program dinner to celebrate the second successful year of the Captains Peer Mentoring Program.

 11.40 AM 23 November, 2016

Serra Group Officer Armytage talks risk

In mid-October “it’s as wet as it’s ever been” across the Serra Group area in District 5, according to Group Officer Simon Armytage. 

 3.46 PM 22 November, 2016

Equity & Diversity Review extended to 18 December

The data collection phase of the Independent Equity and Diversity Review into CFA and MFB has been extended.  

 12.11 PM 22 November, 2016

CO Update – Stand up against domestic violence

This Friday (25 November) is White Ribbon Day and I would like to reinforce some really important messages around the issue of domestic violence. 

 11.59 AM 21 November, 2016

CO Update – Kick starting two way communication

I’m keen to provide these updates on a much more regular basis, and I’d like to kick start a process of two way communication.

 12.07 PM 18 November, 2016

Tarra Group Officer Wight talks risk

From the Gippsland coast to the Strzeleckis with Yarram as the employment centre; from communities of sea changers and retirees to the summer influx of holiday makers, the Tarra Group area is one of contrasts. 

 8.31 AM 18 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

CFA firefighter helps out during WA fire

During October this year, a lightning strike ignited a major grassfire on Ellenbrae Cattle Station in the heart of the Kimberley in Australia’s far north-west. 

 11.55 AM 15 November, 2016

CFA Plan a must read for all

CFA has released its Annual Plan for 2016-17 that outlines its priorities for this period.

 12.28 PM 14 November, 2016

Southern Mallee Group Officer Afford talks risk

Group Officer Doug Afford spoke to Brigade magazine in late October from the top of a hill looking across the undulating cropping country and “a heck of a lot of growth” in his group area. 

 10.43 AM 14 November, 2016

Ride for MND in memory of fellow firey

More than 100 Gippsland locals jumped on their bikes to raise some $7500 for foundation Motor Neurone Disease Victoria last month.

 1.45 PM 11 November, 2016

CO Update – VEOHRC survey closing 18 November

Today I’m encouraging all of you to take part in the Equity and Diversity Review survey, which closes next Friday 18 November.

 1.25 PM 11 November, 2016

Women step up to take the lead

Two women from CFA District 18 have taken the next step in their leadership journey, having recently completed the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Swan Hill ‘Stepping up to Leadership’ program.

 10.23 AM 11 November, 2016

Cape Clear FB Unit Citation Awards

On Wednesday 2 November, members of Cape Clear Fire Brigade accepted an unexpected invitation for lunch at the Cape Clear Hotel. 

 1.11 PM 7 November, 2016

MFB and CFA cricket day a huge success

CFA and MFB challenged each other to a day of cricket last Sunday (30 October), giving past and present firefighters the opportunity to show off their cricketing prowess in two 20/20 cricket matches at Victoria Park, Kew.

 11.30 AM 3 November, 2016

Walk Against Violence

District 02 staff and volunteers will again be joining members of the North West Leadership Team in the annual Bendigo Walks Against Violence on White Ribbon Day, 25th November.

 4.31 PM 2 November, 2016

Women's active role in Winchelsea Fire Brigade

Winchelsea Fire Brigade in District 7 is proud of its diversity.

 8.21 AM 2 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

FIRRE shortlisted for Fire Awareness Award

Diamond Creek Fire Brigade’s Fire Insight and Risk Recognition Event (FIRRE) has been shortlisted in this year’s Fire Awareness Awards.

 1.41 PM 31 October, 2016