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CFA brigades test foam at coal mine

Two CFA brigades recently tried out the first compressed air foam equipment for CFA, in a training exercise at Loy Yang Coal Mine in the Latrobe Valley.

 9.42 AM 22 December, 2016

Final firefighters graduate for 2016

Almost half of the recruits who graduated as CFA’s newest career firefighters on Friday (16 December) were already dedicated volunteers.

 9.58 AM 19 December, 2016

Taking it to the streets – part one

Gregg Paterson is the Acting Deputy Chief Officer for Training at CFA. In his first instalment of ‘Taking it to the streets’ Gregg gives us an insight into how CFA training will be planned in the future.

 11.43 AM 8 December, 2016

All along the watchtower

Spend an hour with North Warrandyte’s Sharon Sproule-Carroll and you’ll see why her three sons – new CFA recruits Kieran (23), Riley (21) and Tyson (18) – are so well prepared for brigade life.

 3.42 PM 29 November, 2016

Fire investigators visit NZ Training Centre

CFA fire investigators travelled to the New Zealand Fire Service National Training Centre in Rotorua last month to inspect the training facilities and learn from New Zealand’s experience.  

 9.16 AM 15 November, 2016

Women step up to take the lead

Two women from CFA District 18 have taken the next step in their leadership journey, having recently completed the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Swan Hill ‘Stepping up to Leadership’ program.

 10.23 AM 11 November, 2016

All Juniors are winners at the Midlands Cup

Congratulations to the participating teams at the Midlands Cup held at the Coimadai Fire Station yesterday.

 2.11 PM 7 November, 2016

Career firefighter recruitment campaign reopens

From midday Monday 14th November CFA will provide a small window for prospective candidates to apply for the role of Career Firefighter.

 1.51 PM 28 October, 2016

CFA crews 'rescue test' new cars

CFA rescue crews inspected the latest in car safety technology at the Holden Proving Ground at Lang Lang last weekend (15-16 October).  

 10.00 AM 28 October, 2016

Don’s race to Timor

Don Garlick was only 19 when he survived a burnover while fighting the Warburton Ash Wednesday fire.

 2.06 PM 13 September, 2016

Truganina welcomes pre-summer new recruits

Truganina is just one of many brigades around Victoria working hard to get their new recruits through training in time for summer.

 10.30 AM 12 September, 2016

Pre-Season Update 2016-17 now online

The 2016-17 Pre-Season Update is now on our website.

 3.52 PM 7 September, 2016

‘We need YOU’: BA project trials in Wangaratta

CFA is calling on volunteers in the north of the state and beyond to take part in trialling breathing apparatus sets to be potentially used across the emergency services sector into the future.

 2.36 PM 26 August, 2016

Casey Group lays hose under pressure

On Sunday 24 July, brigades in Casey Group (District 8) participated in a relay pumping practical exercise based at the Monash University Berwick campus flowing into the car park of the Nossal High School.

 7.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Think flood before fire: D22 Captains' forum

The sun was out when thirty-five CFA captains and Group Officers gathered for District 22’s first ever Captain’s Forum last Sunday (31 July), but the message was to think flood before fire. 

 2.55 PM 2 August, 2016

Rescue dog training

Recently LFF Jason Halls and SARDA’s Julie Cowan coordinated another training session between Dandenong Fire Brigade's B platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia), this time at Dandenong Fire Station.

 3.02 PM 14 July, 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

Nandaly's recruiting success

Nandaly Fire Brigade has increased its volunteer membership base by 20 per cent following a local recruitment drive.

 12.13 PM 1 June, 2016

District 15 road rescue day

The road rescue brigades of Ballan, Daylesford and Ballarat worked on five cars during a collaborative April training day.

 8.28 AM 9 May, 2016

Langwarrin's real-life scenario

Langwarrin Fire Brigade recently held its bi-yearly breathing apparatus (BA) training session.

 2.02 PM 5 May, 2016