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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.

 4.52 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

 3.07 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.

 3.00 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. 

 2.28 PM 3 March, 2017

Inspirational women share their stories

The annual ICMI Women in Leadership showcase returned to Melbourne this year and certainly didn't disappoint, with all four highly-regarded speakers sharing their informative - and at times, emotional - stories with the captive audience.

 3.57 PM 1 March, 2017

Captain Koala is looking for love

CFA’s Captain Koala braved the big smoke looking for love this Valentine’s Day.

 11.45 AM 14 February, 2017

Tennis, treats and a big thank you

Delicious nibbles, drinks and a bird’s eye view of Venus Williams and Andy Murray were just a few of the perks that ten CFA members and their partners were treated to at this year’s Australian Open.  

 2.07 PM 10 February, 2017

Harcourt captain receives a local Australia Award

We all know that Mount Alexander catchment is full of great brigade members doing marvellous things, but now some of them have the awards to prove it.

 11.17 AM 8 February, 2017

Christmas celebrations at District 2

On 16 December 16 District 2 celebrated Christmas in style with a delicious lunch hosted by the District Support Team.

 10.58 AM 8 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Heidi Warren

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 10.52 AM 8 February, 2017

Chinese delegation visits Gisborne Fire Station

Gisborne Brigade Captain Sam Strang recently welcomed a delegation from the Chinese Central Government, here to study how emergency management is undertaken in Australia at local, state and national levels.

 9.38 AM 8 February, 2017

Charlie the macaw

It wasn't a cat up a tree but a chatty exotic parrot that Bendigo Fire Brigade was called upon to save on Friday 30 December.

 9.21 AM 8 February, 2017

Kangaroo Flat's Bill Bowery receives AFSM

After more than 70 years in CFA, Kangaroo Flat’s William “Bill” Bowery has certainly gained the respect of his peers. He joined the Kangaroo Flat Fire Brigade in 1945 and since that day has never looked back.

 8.58 AM 8 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Andrew Rouch

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 3.14 PM 1 February, 2017

See it first on CFA Members

Ever find yourself wondering what the other brigades are up to?

 10.42 AM 1 February, 2017

The girls fire up

For the first time in its 80-year history, the girls have outnumbered the guys on a recruit course at Mount Eliza Fire Brigade.  

 8.52 AM 25 January, 2017

CO Update – Response boundaries, Pride March

Today I’d like to chat with you about two topics: response boundaries, and CFA’s involvement in the Pride March in St Kilda this weekend. 

 11.06 AM 23 January, 2017

Faces of CFA

What binds CFA's staff and volunteers is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch of men and women, young, old and in-between.

 2.11 PM 16 January, 2017

Yackandandah balances experience and youth

The January meeting of Yackandandah Fire Brigade saw one of its longest-serving members presented with a 50-year service medal by District 24 Operations Manager Paul King.

 11.13 AM 13 January, 2017

Portland gains new firefighters

CFA’s Portland Fire Station has enhanced its capacity to protect the community, with the addition of five new career firefighters rostered on a day shift.

 3.01 PM 10 January, 2017