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New Assistant Chief for North West

CFA’s North West Region has welcomed a new Assistant Chief Officer with Gavin Thompson starting in the role today (Monday). 

 8.57 AM 11 January, 2016

Fire investigators kept busy attending scenes

CFA fire investigators have been busy across the state attending over 250 fire scenes between 1 October and 31 December 2015. This is a 25.25 per cent increase in the number of scenes attended by fire investigators compared to the same time last year.

 1.18 PM 4 January, 2016

Christmas message from the CEO and Chief Officer

By Lucinda Nolan and Joe Buffone 

 3.02 PM 22 December, 2015

Fiskville Inquiry hearing - 21 December

The Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into CFA’s former Fiskville Training College will hold another public hearing on 21 December.

 1.53 PM 18 December, 2015

CFA and MFB firefighter exchange program continues

Firefighters from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and CFA have again swapped places to enhance interoperability between the two organisations.  

 4.58 PM 17 December, 2015

Volunteers looking after their own

Sal remembers the first stages of the Kilmore-Mickleham fire well. Told to plan for about 50 to 100 meals, instinct and experience told her to expect more. That night they fed 800 people.

 1.31 PM 14 December, 2015

Asylum seekers’ childhood dreams come true

From an early age, Noble Park volunteer firefighters Aida Pahang and husband Abbas Abdallahi wanted to help their community. 

 12.52 PM 14 December, 2015

Last chance to have your say

Time is running out to have your say in the 2015 Wellbeing Research Survey.

 9.44 AM 14 December, 2015

Wayne honoured for his service

Tyabb brigade member Wayne Etcell has received Victoria’s highest accolade for volunteers, the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award.

 1.51 PM 7 December, 2015

International Volunteer Day

Tomorrow is International Volunteer Day.  We want to say thank you for giving your time and energy to supporting your communities.

 1.53 PM 4 December, 2015

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