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Appointment of new CFA CEO

The Board of the Country Fire Authority has appointed leading Victorian health sector executive Frances Diver as the Chief Executive Officer of the Country Fire Authority.

 8.06 PM 17 June, 2016

Statement from CFA to Staff

Dear Colleagues

 8.04 PM 17 June, 2016

New firefighters hit the ground running

After 19 weeks of intense training in theory and practice, 30 new recruits will today graduate as career firefighters.

 2.26 PM 15 June, 2016

Ouyen’s battery-change champ

This week is Men’s Health Week, a country-wide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. George Strickland is a member safeguarding his own wellbeing while protecting lives and property.

 11.24 AM 14 June, 2016

Thank you from Wye River Fire Brigade

The members of Wye River Fire Brigade want to acknowledge and pass on our sincere thanks to all the CFA brigades that came to our aid to help us fight the devastating Christmas Day fire that threatened to destroy our entire town. 

 12.36 PM 10 June, 2016

CEO Update: support for our dairy farmers

Most of us understand the challenges that come with responding to incidents and emergencies and the impact this can have on our members and their families.

 3.30 PM 19 May, 2016

Faces of CFA: Acting VMO Meaghan Cooper

What are your CFA roles? I’ve been a Planned Burn Resource Coordinator since November 2015 and, since early April, I’ve been the Acting Vegetation Management Officer for districts six and seven. It’s a big opportunity.

 3.22 PM 19 May, 2016

Not farewell but 'see you soon' to Norm Bowen

Peer coordinator Norm Bowen was given a standing ovation last week following a special presentation in his honour, where OM Mark Gilmore spoke of his outstanding contribution to CFA that spans 60 years.

 12.19 PM 19 May, 2016

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.

 12.27 PM 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.

 9.55 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.

 4.13 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.  

 10.18 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. 

 4.17 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.

 3.33 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. 

 3.00 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.

 2.33 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. 

 2.08 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.

 11.41 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.

 2.16 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.

 6.07 PM 3 May, 2016