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Great day at Darley

Having been fortunate enough to gain a scholarship to participate in the 2014 Certificate IV in Frontline Management, how good was it to have our graduation at Darley in Seymour?

 10.29 AM 3 December, 2015

One weekend in November

November has been a very busy month for brigades not only with the start of the fire season but also with organising CFA Open Days to make sure the community is educated and well prepared. Brigades opened their stations, joined forces with other agencies or attended local events to connect with the locals.

 2.25 PM 2 December, 2015

Tobey and the big red trucks

When Paul Mitchell captured the precious moment his five-year-old son saw a strike team heading to South Australia, we just had to share it on our Facebook page.

 2.02 PM 2 December, 2015

My first few weeks

One of my highlights during my first few weeks has been my visits to local brigades, where I have had the pleasure of meeting many of our front line men and women.

 10.54 AM 30 November, 2015

North West Region Walks Against Violence

North West Region Leadership Team and District 02 staff along with Eaglehawk brigade members, turned out at the second Bendigo Walks Against Violence.

 4.33 PM 26 November, 2015

Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 1.27 PM 26 November, 2015

‘Getting the people bit right’

There’s been a great response to the start of the 2015 Wellbeing Survey, with more than 400 members taking part within its first two weeks. 

 11.05 AM 20 November, 2015

CFA volunteer chases world record

On Sunday, Panton Hill CFA volunteer Bronwyn Kealy sets off on her motorcycle, intent on becoming the youngest woman to ride around the world.

 10.39 AM 19 November, 2015

Eureka Climb - every step you take saves lives

The 2015 Eureka Stair Climb was once again well attended by CFA with over 60 members climbing the gruelling 88 levels to raise money for the event charity partners, Whitelion and Interplast.

 10.09 PM 17 November, 2015

White Ribbon Day 2015

White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led campaign to end men’s violence against women. Thirty per cent of women worldwide are affected by violence committed by an intimate partner, the most common type of violence against women. But this is not just something that happens overseas.

 2.06 PM 17 November, 2015

Fiskville Inquiry Special Report tabled

Today the Parliamentary Inquiry into CFA’s Fiskville Training College tabled a Special Report to State Parliament relating to CFA’s production of documents for the Inquiry. 

 2.51 PM 12 November, 2015

Let’s talk about mental health

CFA members are being encouraged to take part in an online survey which seeks their feedback on current mental health and wellbeing services and how they can be improved in to the future.

 2.04 PM 6 November, 2015

International Volunteer Managers Day Morning Tea

CFA Ballarat Helps Celebrate - International Volunteer Managers Day. " Take the time to thank and celebrate the volunteering leaders and managers near you!”

 3.43 PM 5 November, 2015

Fiskville Inquiry hearings to resume this week

The Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the CFA’s former Fiskville Training College will resume public hearings on Friday 6 November and Monday 9 November 2015. 

 2.23 PM 4 November, 2015

A New Beginning

As we move closer to what looks to be a busy Fire Season I find myself reflecting on what's been going on around CFA.

 9.06 PM 31 October, 2015

Fiskville Parliamentary Inquiry hearings resume

The Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the former CFA Fiskville Training College resumed hearings today.

 4.00 PM 19 October, 2015

CFA members are on the move!

The 2015 Get Moving Challenge is well underway with over 80 teams and almost 700 CFA members walking all around the state in the name of good health.

 8.23 AM 19 October, 2015

Appointment of new Chief Officer

It has been announced that Joe Buffone is CFA's new Chief Officer.

 12.52 PM 15 October, 2015

Little cutie rescue

On Sunday 11 October, the Diamond Creek slip-on was deployed to do night shift at the Lancefield fire as part of strike team 1415. 

 1.39 PM 14 October, 2015