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Steep angle training speeds up response

‘Working as one’ is a guiding principle for emergency services organisations in Victoria, and the best way to achieve this is to share skills, knowledge and resources across the state.

 8.30 AM 26 May, 2017

The sound of rescue

Wildfire Instructor Tony Scicluna’s office in District 12’s Seymour HQ is much like any other.

 9.26 AM 21 March, 2017

Gain glimpse of life as CFA female firey

Women considering a career shake-up to become a CFA firefighter will get a chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to take on this varied and rewarding role.

 8.59 AM 16 March, 2017

Find out what firefighting is all about

CFA is running four information sessions across Victoria for people who are considering a CFA firefighting career, to learn more about this diverse role.  

 9.33 AM 15 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. 

 1.28 PM 3 March, 2017

Pump up the volume

District 14’s Research and Eltham brigades have an evolving risk on their back doors.

 9.23 PM 9 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

 1.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Mates helping mates and value of first aid

District 24 Regional BASO David Box had the opportunity to meet one of the North East Victoria’s finest young people last month. 

 8.27 AM 18 January, 2017

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.

 8.42 AM 22 December, 2016

Firefighting feels like home

Firefighter recruit Rachelle Poustie is one of the newest members of the CFA family, however she already feels right at home.

 10.24 AM 20 December, 2016

Mt Macedon FB trains hard and plays harder

Training is a serious business at Mt Macedon Fire Brigade, but that doesn't mean it can't be just a little bit fun.

 8.06 AM 20 December, 2016

Boomers Reserve planned burn a great success

Panton Hill and St Andrews brigades joined forces with Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVIC) to successfully carry out a 0.5-hectare burn at Boomers Nature Conservation Reserve near Panton Hill on 1 December. 

 3.27 PM 19 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.

 8.58 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.

 10.43 AM 8 December, 2016

Ballarat recruit ready to give back to home town

For one of CFA’s newest recruits – Zoe Wathen – CFA has been a constant presence over the years.

 2.15 PM 7 December, 2016

First-hand fire experience leads to new career

Losing a home in the Kinglake fires in 2009 and seeing her dad dedicate his life to volunteering inspired Vanessa Williams to become one of CFA’s newest career firefighters.

 10.31 AM 5 December, 2016

Virtual training exercise a world first

CFA has used virtual reality software to run a world first training exercise in the north east.

 4.17 PM 30 November, 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.

 2.42 PM 29 November, 2016

Captain mentoring celebrated in District 8

District 8 recently held a program dinner to celebrate the second successful year of the Captains Peer Mentoring Program.

 10.40 AM 23 November, 2016

Planned burn resource coordinators

The CFA Planned Burning Project has once again recruited four seasonal planned burn resource coordinators (PBRCs) for the upcoming season.

 10.39 AM 16 November, 2016