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State Forum returns - Joins with SES

The Community Engagement State Forum is back in 2015 and for the first time, this year’s event to be held in Creswick will see CFA members team up with VICSES and their community engagement volunteers. Save the date 1 – 2 August, 2015.

 2.51 PM 2 March, 2015

Research findings: community interviews after fire

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Hazard Note 004 provides a summary of seven post-bushfire interview studies conducted in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales from 2009-2014.

 5.00 PM 24 February, 2015

Private bushfire bunkers

A private bushfire bunker that meets rigorous safety standards can provide shelter for people from the immediate life-threatening effects of bushfire.

 9.23 AM 16 February, 2015

Hazard News from the CRC

In the first edition of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Hazard News for 2015, we bring you news about research following recent bushfires in South Australia, conference abstracts closing soon, detals on the next Research Advisory Forum, new research on our website, a selection of blogs from CRC people and much more.

 2.12 PM 13 February, 2015

Help needed for research into hoarding

CFA and MFB have joined forces to carry out the first statewide study into hoarding and squalor.

 9.46 AM 11 February, 2015

Diversity research - A call for participants

An opportunity continues to exist for members to take part in an important study being conducted on the way which CFA currently engages with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) as a means to build better community relationships and sustain volunteerism in to the future.

 10.21 AM 8 February, 2015

CFA change video feedback

We're conducting a snap poll to get CFA members feedback on our recent video on the change journey so far.

 1.39 PM 2 December, 2014

Have your say on CFA's Volunteerism Strategy

All members and staff have the opportunity to shape CFA's strategy in regards to volunteerism. 

 2.50 PM 26 November, 2014

Pole top fire research

CFA has hosted a research team from RMIT University to test a new system designed to detect fires that start in power pole tops and notify emergency services before they spread.

 9.46 AM 25 November, 2014

Dry spring sparks bushfire outlook update

Across south eastern Australia, spring has been unseasonably dry and with the expectation of a hot and dry summer the bushfire seasonal outlook for 2014-15 has been re-examined for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

 2.23 PM 20 November, 2014

Lighting the Path traditional burning workshop

Two lucky CFA members headed up to Orange, NSW on 29 September 2014 for a unique two-day traditional burning workshop.

 12.27 PM 3 November, 2014

New research insights for community safety

Why do some communities and their people prepare more for bushfire threat than others? Do they treat risk more seriously? What do householders have in mind when they prepare their properties for bushfire?

 6.12 PM 17 October, 2014

Brigade Sustainability Pilot

The Volunteer Support Program, in conjunction with the Grampians Region, is seeking members to participate in one of six focus group workshops throughout the region as part of the Volunteer Brigade Sustainability in Rural Victoria Project. 

 5.07 PM 4 September, 2014

CFA Volunteerism Strategy update

A draft Volunteerism Strategy is in the process of being finalised ahead of wider consultation with members across CFA.

 5.05 PM 4 September, 2014

A passion for projects

It’s not often you hear the word ‘passion’ used in the same sentence as project management, but CFA’s first ever conference on this topic drew an enthusiastic response, with participants impressed with the passion that speakers put into their topics.

 11.27 AM 3 September, 2014

CEO update: Creating Our Future Together

CEO Mick Bourke has provided an update on the Creating Our Future Together process, as consultation begins for five directorates.

 5.53 PM 2 September, 2014

CFA Plan 2014-15

The CFA Plan 2014-15 aims to strike the right balance between driving our own five-year CFA Strategy 2013-18: Towards Resilience and making progress on our role in the emergency management sector reform.

 12.06 PM 28 August, 2014

Living with risk: research forum

What will motivate people to safeguard their properties from fire hazard and improve their chances of survival?

 5.57 PM 8 August, 2014

Inspector-General appointed

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today welcomed the appointment of Tony Pearce as the inaugural Inspector-General for Emergency Management.

 11.01 AM 29 July, 2014

What are you telling us?

The role and scope of communication in bushfire preparedness and response will be the focus of the Bushfire CRC's next online forum.

 11.57 AM 25 July, 2014