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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

A family brigade

Nestled in a valley between Beechworth, Myrtleford and Wangaratta, the Bowmans Forest district may have no town centre, store, or school but the local community has a strong heart.

 2.21 PM 7 March, 2016

CFA a second home for Daniel

Daniel Neilson is a revelation for the Chiltern Junior Fire Brigade.

 11.51 AM 7 March, 2016

We are FEM

We would like to introduce our team – Fire Equipment Maintenance (FEM). 

 1.05 PM 4 March, 2016

Welcome Assistant Chief Officer Gavin Thompson

On behalf of District 2, I would like to welcome ACO Gavin Thompson to North West Region.

 10.53 AM 12 February, 2016

Changes to the District 2 team

In October 2015 CFA commenced the transition to a new region and district structure aimed at enhancing the level of support we provide to our front line people.

 10.36 AM 12 February, 2016

Breathing life into bright ideas

Ever had a great idea that could make a big difference to CFA and the emergency services sector?

 3.11 PM 4 February, 2016

Eulogy for Werribee's Alan Kendall

The following eulogy to celebrate the life of longtime Werribee Fire Brigade member Alan Kendall was delivered by Captain Michael Wells. The funeral was held at Werribee Fire Station in November 2015

 12.52 PM 29 January, 2016

On the road with the Chief Officer

A visit to District 24 last week by Chief Officer Joe Buffone ended with an unexpected close-up view of brigades at work, courtesy of a fast-moving grassfire south of Wodonga.

 3.04 PM 19 January, 2016

How should junior service be recognised?

CFA and Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) are seeking your thoughts on whether time spent as a junior volunteer should count towards CFA service awards.

 1.59 PM 13 January, 2016