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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.

 8.58 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.

 6.06 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. 

 12.10 PM 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. 

 6.23 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.

 12.25 PM 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.

 12.25 PM 7 April, 2015

Sunraysia training campus update

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

 9.49 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.

 10.20 AM 30 March, 2015

CFA career recruit firefighter training course

The first of this year’s CFA recruit firefighter training courses started on Friday 6 March 2015 at Emergency Management Victorian Training Centre (VEMTC) Craigieburn.

 9.04 AM 10 March, 2015

VFBV Urban Senior State Champs

The 132nd Urban Senior State Championships are being held in Bendigo this long weekend, 7-9 March 2015. Urban fire brigade teams from across Victoria as well as Bassendean, Harvey & Mandurah Fire Brigades from Western Australia and Carterton Fire Brigade from New Zealand are competing in a range of events that test their skills and team work. 

 3.44 PM 7 March, 2015

Another successful exercise at St Leonards

It was another successful training night on Monday, with a number of Brigades involved in an exercise to test our grassfire tactics, as well as strategies in keeping houses safe when/if they are in the path of a fast moving fire.

 11.47 AM 6 March, 2015

South West volunteers drive safely

A group of volunteers are ensuring that brigade drivers in Districts 4 and 5 are the safest possible.

 3.03 PM 4 March, 2015

Hazardous trees training for Malmsbury

Malmsbury Fire Brigade recently conducted in-house hazardous trees training for its members. The training, which included a video and field visit, centred around the new Joint Standard Operating Procedure (JSOP 8.03).

 8.36 AM 3 March, 2015

Members' role in Public Info Section – training

As members of the community we are all aware of the work of the Public Information Section during an incident, whether we realise it or not. In the past five years it’s likely you have seen a warning, heard a media update, or been to a community meeting about an emergency. If so, you have seen the work of the Public Information Section in action. 

 4.14 PM 2 March, 2015

Trailers on the way

Working in collaboration with CFA’s Technical Asset Services engineers, CFA's Mobile Training Infrastructure project team members are working on the introduction of a number of trailers. These trailers will be deployed in rural areas, independently of fixed training grounds, to provide additional training opportunities for members.

 4.06 PM 2 March, 2015

Health, Safety and Environment System

The implementation of a Health Safety Environment management system, a priority for OT&V OT&V will soon introduce a Health Safety and Environment (HSE) management system which will be shared by Victorian Emergency Management Training Centres (VEMTC) across Victoria.

 2.16 PM 2 March, 2015

CFA at the Sungold Field Days, Allansford

CFA was on hand at the Sungold Field Days with an informative display with the aim to recruit new members.

 2.13 PM 17 February, 2015

A nasty surprise for Mt Macedon

Mount Macedon brigade was greeted by some unwelcome visitors at a recent training exercise.

 11.04 AM 16 February, 2015

Diversity research - A call for participants

An opportunity continues to exist for members to take part in an important study being conducted on the way which CFA currently engages with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) as a means to build better community relationships and sustain volunteerism in to the future.

 10.21 AM 8 February, 2015

Heyfield FB - Interagency training Hellitack 333

Heyfield Fire Brigade training on Tuesday 27th January saw Heyfield Brigade once again out and about having a go at something a bit different.  This time a joint training session with the DELWP crew of Hellitack 333.  A full safety brief was given, followed by a detailed description of the aircraft and its capabilities.

 11.07 AM 4 February, 2015