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Training & Recruitment

Koori Cultural Awareness Session

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

 4.27 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.

 8.25 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).

 12.28 PM 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.  

 2.54 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).

 3.26 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. 

 5.02 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.

 5.09 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. 

 11.24 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.  

 3.30 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.

 5.44 PM 6 May, 2015

Sunraysia Training Campus update

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

 2.35 PM 6 May, 2015

WATCH: Online firefighter recruit session for vols

CFA volunteers are invited to tune in to a live stream session (online presentation) next Wednesday 13 May to learn more about the recruitment process to become a career firefighter. 

 5.37 PM 5 May, 2015

Castlemaine community surveyed

This April and May, CFA will be out in the community surveying local community members on behalf of the Castlemaine Fire Brigade to help improve service delivery and community engagement.

 12.31 PM 5 May, 2015

State Incident Management Training Delivery update

The first course of the new State Incident Management Training Delivery Project yearly calendar starts on 19 May 2015.

 2.50 PM 4 May, 2015

The Great Egg Drop Challenge

Traralgon Junior Fire Brigade took on The Great Egg Drop Challenge (GEDC) for Thursday night training. Working in pairs, the Juniors made a craft to save their egg from a drop of 10 metres.

 2.28 PM 1 May, 2015

A move to Portland pays off

A desk job isn’t for everyone and is certainly not what Natalie Brindle wanted for her career.

 12.07 PM 1 May, 2015

Female fireys in the making

Women will have an opportunity to don protective clothing and try their hand at practical firefighting activities to get a feel for life as a firey. 

 9.16 AM 29 April, 2015

New training tools, programs and products

A range of new training related materials have recently been released by CFA.  Development of these materials has been driven by volunteers to support volunteerism, in line with recommendations from the ‘Jones Inquiry into the Effect of Arrangements made by the CFA on its Volunteers’.

 1.06 PM 27 April, 2015

Career firey follows in family footsteps

Mildura’s Jarrod McNally is a second generation firey, following in his father’s footsteps in becoming a career firefighter.

 12.49 PM 27 April, 2015

Jamie's journey from volunteer to career

As CFA steps up its career firefighter recruitment drive this week, career firefighter Jamie Wilkie talks about his journey from volunteer to career firey at Traralgon FB and why he has stuck close to home.

 12.43 PM 27 April, 2015