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Hopeful volunteer path to career firefighter

Prompted by a desire to give back to the community, Phillip Island 2nd Lieutenant Josh Smith, 23, is making a second attempt to become a CFA career firefighter.

 11.27 AM 16 May, 2016

Falls Creek brigade's 21st birthday party

To celebrate 21 years of CFA operation, Falls Creek Fire Brigade is organising an Open Day and barbecue.

 8.55 AM 16 May, 2016

Certificate IV graduates for District 24

North East Region Learning and Development team along with District 24 Management were proud to support some of our members to gain a nationally recognised qualification, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

 3.13 PM 13 May, 2016

Went in green, came out "very black indeed"

Ash Wednesday, 1983. Noel Nealon had just cycled 39 kilometres into the CBD when his pager went off, calling him out to a massive blaze tearing through Belgrave South. It was his very first fire.  

 9.18 AM 10 May, 2016

First fire call turns into 22-hour school day

All firefighters remember their first callout, but Michael Austin’s first CFA outing was particularly memorable. 

 3.17 PM 6 May, 2016

Dodgy bloke caught on hop by first-time firey

A 23-year-old rookie volunteer’s first major firefighting experience took an unnerving turn earlier this year when he unwittingly stumbled upon a man hiding from police.

 2.33 PM 6 May, 2016

Smoke and flames, all before school

Firefighters always remember their very first call-out, but not too many can say they knocked off their first fire call before school. 

 2.00 PM 6 May, 2016

Welcome to the CFA: three hour truck fire

Kessr Ali’s first major call-out as a CFA volunteer firefighter took place on 1 April, but it was no joke.

 1.33 PM 6 May, 2016

Why didn’t I do this 20 years ago?

Every firefighter remembers their first call-out, but even ten years down the track, volunteer Rod Barford, profiled as part of a special series for National Volunteer Week, has more reason than most to recall his first day – it was a whopper. 

 1.08 PM 6 May, 2016

Young firefighter follows grandfather's footsteps

A young volunteer with Ouyen CFA brigade says she is “in it for life” as she embraces the legacy left by her grandfather.

 10.41 AM 6 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 1.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Women firing up in District 18

Seventeen female volunteers from the furthest reaches of District 18 came together at VEMTC Sunraysia Campus on Sunday to practice their skills as part of the Women in Firefighting event.

 5.07 PM 3 May, 2016

Get set for National Volunteer Week

With National Volunteer Week (9-15 May) just around the corner, CFA has planned a wide range of activities and events to celebrate our members’ achievements.

 4.40 PM 29 April, 2016

Goldfields firefighters honoured

More than 100 CFA volunteers from the Goldfields region have been recognised for their efforts to protect the community during the 2009 bushfires.

 12.28 PM 29 April, 2016

Another great training opportunity

The CFA volunteers who attended the recent burn camp at Cape Otway would like to extend a huge thank you to the small team of people who made the event possible.

 12.06 AM 21 April, 2016

District 22 workshop on leadership and diversity

CFA District 22 will hold a GenNext Workshop on Sunday, 22 May, to discuss the future direction of the region and brainstorm ideas on how to become more sustainable.

 11.25 AM 18 April, 2016

Look out for red back spiders

21-year-old CFA firefighter Jenna Allen is speaking out to fellow members about the dangers of red back spiders, warning members in rural areas to take care.

 10.29 AM 12 April, 2016

The grass is greener at Traralgon brigade

After a childhood mesmerised by the stories of his firefighting grandfathers, Jarrod Allan was destined for a career with CFA.

 10.48 AM 15 March, 2016

Captain shares her power of knowledge

As a CFA Captain, mentor, mother and fulltime worker, Vivienne Wood is truly an inspiration to her fire brigade and the community.

 1.49 PM 8 March, 2016

Jenna's passion shines through CFA

CFA volunteer of 12 years Jenna Kelley is a woman who wears many hats. 

 8.49 AM 8 March, 2016