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District 5 Women’s forum a great success

Women are a vital part of the CFA. A successful forum was held in Hamilton for District 5 women on Sunday the 21st of June. Over fifteen Brigades were represented.

 12.20 PM 25 June, 2015

Sebastopol Brigade Supports VCAL Students

Students of Phoenix P-12 Community College students in Sebastopol now know what it’s like to be a fire fighter.

 4.37 PM 24 June, 2015

CFA and SES joint Cultural Awareness Training

Last night 20 participants from SES units and CFA D15 Brigades underook joint CFA and SES Cultural Awareness Training which was hosted by the Ballarat SES unit in Dowling Street Ballarat.

 3.41 PM 24 June, 2015

OM's Update - June 2015

This month: District Training Plan District Vehicle and Equipment Plan District Planning Committee (DPC) elections Brigade Classification District 2 National Emergency Medal Presentation

 3.36 PM 16 June, 2015

Brigade Management Team workshops

Timboon and Birregurra brigades recently took part in a two-hour interactive Brigade Management Team (BMT) workshop on meeting skills.

 5.12 PM 15 June, 2015

Recognition of prior learning

Matt Ahern is captain of The Basin Fire Brigade and a Community Education Coordinator at District 13 so he has depth of CFA experience. He was, however, lacking national accreditation for some of his hard-earned skills, but that has changed with CFA’s new process for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

 10.36 AM 15 June, 2015

Training Strategy Survey now open

CFA members are being urged to give their feedback on Fire & Emergency Management’s (F&EM) Training Strategy via an online survey.

 10.30 AM 15 June, 2015

Fuel tanker safety awareness

Kialla & District Fire Brigade, in conjunction with Mooroopna Brigade recently held an evening aimed at providing improved safety awareness about the features and facilities on a modern fuel tanker. The Central Goulburn Group also invited members from other groups to attend.

 8.58 AM 15 June, 2015

Golden Square live fire training

Firefighters from Golden Square recently had the opportunity to undertake live fire training using the CFA’s Mobile Industrial Prop.

 12.24 PM 12 June, 2015

Koori Cultural Awareness Session

An eye-opening cultural awareness session was held last month following the launch of CFA’s Koori Inclusion Action Plan.

 3.27 PM 10 June, 2015

CFA and St John combine to research leadership

CFA volunteers and St John Ambulance volunteers from the current VFBV Darley Leadership Program being run from Lilydale Fire Station have combined to research the effectiveness of current leadership appointment processes and the effects these processes have on succession planning.

 7.25 AM 10 June, 2015

Emergency services test crisis response

Firefighters from across the Geelong area were called to reports of a chemical smell on a V/Line train which started to affect passengers on board. This set the scene for a counter terrorism exercise which was undertaken at V/Line’s Depot at Geelong West this morning (Saturday 30 May).

 11.28 AM 30 May, 2015

Silvan exercise a success

Brigades from Silvan, Monbulk, Mt Evelyn, Lilydale, Belgrave, Montrose, Kalorama and Ranges Group took part in a major multi-agency exercise on Sunday 24 May at the Silvan Water Treatment Plant, in the Dandenong Ranges.  

 1.54 PM 29 May, 2015

Emergency services test crisis response

Firefighters were called to reports of a chemical smell on a train which was affecting hundreds of passengers as part of a counter terrorism exercise this morning (Sat May 16).

 2.26 PM 16 May, 2015

Emergency response drill at Silvan Water Plant

Melbourne Water will conduct an emergency response exercise to test the incident procedures at the Silvan Water Treatment Plant on Stoneyford Road, Silvan on 24 May 2015. 

 4.02 PM 15 May, 2015

Bendigo Thunder talk careers with CFA fireys

Bendigo career firefighters Nicole Eames and Stuart Laing met with players from the Bendigo Thunder Women’s Football Club yesterday (11 May) to talk to them about firefighting careers.

 4.09 PM 12 May, 2015

Education partnerships

The Casterton Secondary College, CFA and Casterton Fire Brigade have again formed a partnership to deliver a program to VCAL students. 

 10.24 AM 12 May, 2015

State budget invests in a safer Victoria

Victoria will be better protected from fire and other emergencies thanks to a range of new budget allocations to CFA in this week’s State Budget.  

 2.30 PM 8 May, 2015

CFA skills test helps landowner

The Macarthur Group in District 5 brushed up on its firefighting skills while helping a local landowner last weekend.

 4.44 PM 6 May, 2015

Sunraysia Training Campus update

Works at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) Sunraysia Training Campus continue.

 1.35 PM 6 May, 2015