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Planning & Research

CFA Plan a must read for all

CFA has released its Annual Plan for 2016-17 that outlines its priorities for this period.

 12.28 PM 14 November, 2016

CFA members share traditional burning learning

Victorian landscapes can be burnt at lower intensities and more often, according to CFA members who recently conducted research into Aboriginal burning practices.

 10.52 AM 15 September, 2016

ESF Scholarship a golden opportunity

Sometimes all it takes to kick start a great idea is the right opportunity and the right knowledge and contacts. 

 3.04 PM 13 September, 2016

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016

The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016 shows a mixed picture for fire potential, with the exceptionally warm and wet conditions experienced through winter likely to continue into spring.

 11.38 AM 6 September, 2016

CFA visits school from the sky

CFA visited one of the smallest schools in Victoria, dropping by from the sky in a helicopter – much to the delight of students.

 2.38 PM 26 August, 2016

It's here! Planned burn training for volunteers

New North West Region Burn Controller short course at Gisborne.

 12.15 PM 12 July, 2016

Breathing life into bright ideas

Ever had a great idea that could make a big difference to CFA and the emergency services sector?

 4.11 PM 4 February, 2016

How should junior service be recognised?

CFA and Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) are seeking your thoughts on whether time spent as a junior volunteer should count towards CFA service awards.

 2.59 PM 13 January, 2016

Last chance to have your say

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

 10.44 AM 14 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.

 11.54 AM 30 November, 2015

District 13 leads the Wellbeing Survey

Two weeks in and the Wellbeing Survey is proving popular with members.

 8.59 AM 30 November, 2015

Physical sciences on show

With a focus on physical science and engineering projects, the second Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Advisory Forum for 2015 took place at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane last week, with around 100 researchers and emergency managers attending, including CFA.

 11.15 AM 24 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. 

 12.05 PM 20 November, 2015

Be part of the CRC's research future

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC's November 2015 Hazard News is out now.

 11.55 AM 16 November, 2015

November update: bushfire outlook

Across southern Australia, spring has so far been exceptionally dry.

 11.05 AM 10 November, 2015

The Art of Roadside Burning

Hot off the press is a book on controlled roadside burning by Michael Rowe. Michael is the Captain of the Cape Clear Fire Brigade.  

 10.41 AM 22 October, 2015

Turning warnings into action

Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is helping CFA and other emergency services identify barriers to resilience and improve communications and warnings.

 12.53 PM 21 October, 2015

Local knowledge to face disasters

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC's October 2015 Hazard News is out now.

 3.36 PM 16 October, 2015

D17 presentation to the Chief

Last night (23 September) District 17 made a presentation to Chief Officer Euan Ferguson to thank him for his friendship with the district and wish him farewell. The attached photo shows Operations Manager Dale Russell presenting Euan Ferguson with a framed image of Mt Arapiles, a striking feature of the Wimmera, taken by CFA volunteer and Horsham RCC Mayor Mark Radford.  

 1.11 PM 24 September, 2015