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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. 

 4.37 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.

 11.31 AM 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.

 1.50 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.

 1.28 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.

 11.07 AM 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. 

 8.16 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’.

 12.06 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.

 11.49 AM 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.

 11.43 AM 27 April, 2015

Recruiting career firefighters now

CFA is on the lookout for new career firefighters – including current CFA volunteers – who are fit, team-oriented and genuinely community minded

 12.24 PM 24 April, 2015

Inaugural District 17 Women’s Day

On Sunday 19 April, at the Longerenong Training Campus, District 17 hosted an inaugural women’s day aimed at improving networking, building confidence and increasing involvement with CFA.

 1.44 PM 23 April, 2015

Warragul firefighters are pumped up!

Firefighters from Warragul Fire Brigade recently spent a day at West Sale Training Ground learning the practical aspects of operating a firefighting pump under operational conditions.

 8.51 PM 22 April, 2015

Multi-agency pumping exercise continued

After the success of the first multi-agency pumping exercise held in late January, a second exercise was held in March at Westerfolds park in Templestowe.

 7.58 PM 16 April, 2015

District 9 Leadership Forums highly recommended

Captains and 1st Lieutenants from 34 brigades across District 9 have gathered over two weekends in March to participate in the first of a series of planned Leadership Forums for the district.

 5.06 PM 16 April, 2015

District 24 Women's Training and Networking Day

On Sunday 29 March 2015, 27 female CFA members from across District 24 met at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) Wangaratta Campus to participate in a CFA Women’s Training and Networking Day. 

 11.10 AM 13 April, 2015

Sedgwick Juniors hit the ground running

This years VFBV Junior Rural State Championships were held at St Arnaud on 28 and 29 March 2015. 

 5.23 PM 10 April, 2015

Women in career firefighting info session

Women who’d like to hear more about firefighting as a full-time career are invited to come along to the “Women in Career Firefighting’ information session at 10am on Saturday 9 May at Bangholme, in Melbourne’s South East.

 11.25 AM 7 April, 2015

CFA calls on Horsham community

Horsham Fire Brigade volunteers are calling on the local community to join CFA’s ranks to help with the town’s growing needs.

 11.25 AM 7 April, 2015

Sunraysia training campus update

Construction works at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Sunraysia continued to progress in March.

 8.49 AM 31 March, 2015

Koori Cultural Exchange Session in Horsham

As part of CFA’s Koori Inclusion Action Plan, a cultural awareness session took place in Horsham on Saturday 21st of March 2015.  Coincidently this fell on the same day as the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

 9.20 AM 30 March, 2015