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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

Facebook fans on the rise

More than 3,000 people joined CFA’s Facebook community last month, bringing the total number of followers to over 336,000. Another 344 people also started following CFA on Twitter. 

 5.50 PM 15 July, 2014

Alpine Resorts Vehicle Trial Update

Over the next 24 months CFA will be developing a trial to test and evaluate the building and implementation of a concept 'Alpine First Attack Vehicle'.

 7.13 PM 1 July, 2014

Major emergency management reform

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells has welcomed the commencement of the new overarching body for emergency management in Victoria, which commences work today.

 11.37 AM 1 July, 2014

Volunteer Exit Survey

From 1st July 2014, when volunteers resign, they will be asked to fill in a survey to share their reasons for leaving.

 5.21 PM 30 June, 2014

2009 Bushfire Program Survey

The events of the 2009 Black Saturday fires and the subsequent Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission led to great change in CFA. In response to the $276 million commitment by the Victorian Government, CFA established the Bushfire Program which comprised of 57 individual projects, each aimed at addressing the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

 2.05 PM 29 June, 2014

Bushfire research on Radio National

More frequent severe bushfires are posing a challenge to communities and firefighters, but research from the Bushfire CRC aims to make both communities and firefighters safe, as well as vastly improving forecasting and modelling.

 5.01 PM 23 June, 2014

Using economics for risk management

Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion on using economic evaluation for bushfire risk management in the Bushfire CRC's Paying the Price online forum on Tuesday 17 June at 12.30pm.

 1.30 PM 13 June, 2014

Replay Next G Fire Prediction forum

Over 120 people participated in the Bushfire CRC Next G fire prediction online forum in late May, conducted as part of the Research to Drive Change forum series.

 1.25 PM 13 June, 2014

Interactive and online

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update May newsletter is out now, featuring a wrap of the first two Research To Drive Change online forums.

 2.04 PM 12 June, 2014