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Emergency training hots up in Sunraysia

Emergency services volunteers from across the north west will now have better access to practical training with the opening of a new training campus in Mildura.

 4.17 PM 28 August, 2015

CFA CEO speaks to ABC

Michael Wootten speaks to ABC Gippsland today regarding CFA’s regional training grounds.

 10.01 AM 28 August, 2015

Good first moves

A motor vehicle accident with trapped victims is a significant problem and even worse when you're a long way away from a road rescue unit.

 8.46 PM 18 August, 2015

Breaking the barriers

It’s always good when brigades can come together to perform training. It is even better when they can break down the invisible barriers through cross-district training.

 3.17 PM 14 August, 2015

New training initiative in Mt. Cottrell

Mount Cottrell Group recently undertook a new initiative, planning an urban group exercise.

 4.39 PM 4 August, 2015

New recruits to join CFA ranks

CFA added 29 new firefighters to its ranks today after an official graduation ceremony at Victoria’s state training centre in Craigieburn.

 10.09 AM 31 July, 2015

Career change and sea change for firey brothers

When Noel Heafield steps into Belmont Fire Station for his first official day as a full time firefighter next week, he’ll also become the third of three brothers to start their CFA careers in the Geelong region.

 9.33 AM 31 July, 2015

Followship to Leadership 2015

Followship to Leadership (F2L)  is an introductory leadership training course that was developed in 2014 as a pilot by Leadership instructor Jamie Mackenzie and coordinated through the District Volunteer Coordinators in South West. The 2015 course was delivered at the Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp in District 4 on the weekend.

 12.43 PM 30 July, 2015

Mock exercise tests real skills

Imagine the situation: the Port of Portland has alerted emergency services to a structural ship fire within the port. Questions are being asked about a possible terrorist act as smoke begins to fill the air and blanket the CBD. 

 7.04 PM 28 July, 2015

New CFA induction program moves online

New members now have access to an online induction program that provides an insight into CFA’s culture, vision and values, and gives them an in-depth understanding of the organisation.

 9.38 AM 28 July, 2015

State Fire Investigation Forum 2015

The State Fire Investigation Forum was held at Dixons Creek on Sunday 19 July 2015 with over 60 CFA fire investigators from across the state attending.

 8.22 PM 25 July, 2015

Fresh start along an old firefighting family line

Michael Arcus has just started at Craigieburn Brigade this week after graduating with the CFA.

 2.55 PM 22 July, 2015

It’s time to have your say on training

CFA members still have time to have their say on the Fire & Emergency Management (F&EM) Training Strategy.

 1.22 PM 21 July, 2015

District 2 welcomes new driving instructors

Under CFA's new driving strategy, which took effect on 1 July, within five years drivers of CFA vehicles will need to have demonstrated competency in driving vehicles under operational conditions.

 10.51 AM 16 July, 2015

Fortuna Group hazmat exercise

Sixty Firefighters from Fortuna Group brigades recently took part in a large-scale hazardous materials incident training exercise in Golden Square.

 10.48 AM 16 July, 2015

Start of a new adventure for recruit graduates

Nineteen weeks of intensive training has come to an end for 30 career firefighter recruits, marked by a moving graduation ceremony held at Victoria’s state training centre in Craigieburn.

 10.30 AM 16 July, 2015

Ensuring volunteering is sustainable

Volunteering is changing, but how can we ensure such a vital cog of emergency management remains sustainable?

 11.03 AM 10 July, 2015

The day we trained with the Chief

As darkness fell at Bangholme on Monday (6 July), members of this year’s career firefighter recruit course #1 felt a mix of nerves and excitement as they were joined for night drills by Chief Officer Euan Ferguson.

 9.08 AM 10 July, 2015

Dogs sniff out trouble in Dandenong

In early May 2015 a training partnership was struck up between Dandenong Fire Brigade's B platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia).

 3.41 PM 30 June, 2015

RPL off and racing at North East conference

Nagambie, well known as the home of Melbourne Cup winning racehorse Black Caviar was the venue for the North East (NE) Region Community Safety Conference on 23 and 24 May 2015.

 1.31 PM 25 June, 2015