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Death of Dimboola stalwart Bill McCann

From humble beginnings, success with running teams and a lifetime of firefighting experience, Bill McCann's achievements were celebrated by Dimboola member Bronwyn Hastings in this CFA News and Media story from 2013. 

 1.34 PM 16 March, 2017

CFA brigades thank local sporting club

For many years the Tooradin & District Sports Club have supported local CFA brigades including Tooradin, Warneet-Blind Bight, Devon Meadows and Clyde just to name a few.

 12.02 PM 16 March, 2017

Gain glimpse of life as CFA female firey

Women considering a career shake-up to become a CFA firefighter will get a chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to take on this varied and rewarding role.

 8.59 AM 16 March, 2017

Find out what firefighting is all about

CFA is running four information sessions across Victoria for people who are considering a CFA firefighting career, to learn more about this diverse role.  

 9.33 AM 15 March, 2017

Arms Out for Alya blood challenge

MFB LFF Kylie Evans (who appeared in a grassfire advertisement and an Australian Survivor contestant) has issued a challenge to all MFB and CFA staff and volunteers to donate blood between 1 February and 30 April 2017.

 10.31 AM 14 March, 2017

Daylesford welcomes the Governor

Daylesford Fire Brigade yesterday had the pleasure of welcoming The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC to their station.

 10.39 AM 10 March, 2017

On the ball with fire in her belly

A country girl at heart, CFA volunteer Sarah Last is now tackling her new career as a professional footballer.

 7.24 AM 10 March, 2017

CFA medals stolen from Melton home – can you help?

A CFA volunteer's home in Melton West was burgled on 18 January and a Sunbury brigade Life Membership medal and 25-year firefighter service medal were taken.

 11.17 AM 9 March, 2017

Alison's cycle for change

CFA’s Alison Travill will join other endurance sport enthusiasts channelling their passion for fitness into a good cause as they undertake the Southern Cross Kids Camp Cycle for Change. 

 9.26 AM 9 March, 2017

Helen paves the way for female fireys

As part of International Women’s Day, CFA is celebrating some of its incredible members throughout the week.

 8.19 AM 9 March, 2017

Breakfast brings Cohuna community together

Community members gathered together in Cohuna last Wednesday morning to hear inspirational stories from local leaders in celebration of International Women’s Day and this year’s theme, ‘Be Bold for Change’.

 2.31 PM 8 March, 2017

Profile: Captain Paula Grosveld, Golden Beach

Golden Beach Captain Paula Grosveld described her leadership style as “walking to the side, not to the front. But if I need to, I step it up.

 2.07 PM 8 March, 2017

Emergency services women unite

The vital role of women in emergency services was honoured during a special International Women’s Day event in Richmond today.

 12.44 PM 8 March, 2017

The face behind those photos

Amazing photos from roadside planned burns in South West Victoria have been appearing on the Lismore and District Rural Fire Brigades’ Group Facebook page.

 8.58 AM 8 March, 2017

D24’s Women’s Reference Group #BeBoldForChange

International Women’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to tell you a little about a group of women here in District 24 who are a great example of how to #BeBoldForChange ……

 10.54 AM 7 March, 2017

Clonbinane brigade makes a clean spur

Clonbinane Fire Brigade in conjunction with Sunday Creek Dry Creek Landcare Group took on eight kilometres of Spur Road, Clonbinane, in the Clean Up Australia Day event. 

 4.56 PM 6 March, 2017

Pat helps drive support program

One of CFA’s first female volunteer members in her area, Pat Bigham is an inspiring woman who has dedicated her career to helping others and serving her community.

 3.52 PM 6 March, 2017

A new face for District 2

Name: Tim Wells (and son of well-known Axe Creek & volunteer driving instructor John Wells) Position:  Acting Operations Officer How long have you been with the CFA?   27 years What do you enjoy most about being part of the CFA?   The people and the teamwork What is your favourite movie?   Burn After Reading Where did you go on you last holiday?   Istanbul to Paris by bicycle! Who do you follow in the AFL/NRL?   Hawthorn… but I seem to be one of the only people within CFA that doesn’t really follow the footy What’s one of the items on your Bucket List?   Visit Ningaloo Reef, West Australia

 2.07 PM 6 March, 2017

Acheron’s first female firey

As part of International Women’s Day, CFA is celebrating some of its incredible members throughout the week.

 2.00 PM 6 March, 2017

CFA and MFB fireys switch stations

Firefighters from CFA and MFB will be swapping helmets today to mark the start of their 12-month secondment program. 

 1.28 PM 3 March, 2017