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Training & Recruitment

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

Off-road driver training facilities

The purpose of this project is to provide members and the wider emergency services sector an opportunity to access training facilities that will improve off-road driving skills.

 1.19 PM 30 January, 2015

Brigade Operational Skills Profile report release

The revised Brigade Operational Skills Profile (BOSP) report was recently released.

 9.31 AM 29 January, 2015

Recognition of prior learning info kits online

A series of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) member information kits are available on Brigades Online.

 2.34 PM 28 January, 2015

Multi-agency training gets pumped

Crews from MFB and CFA Districts 13 and 14 have taken part in a major water relay pumping exercise this morning at Westerfolds Park, north east of Melbourne. 

 5.37 PM 25 January, 2015

Brigade Management Team Workshops

The Volunteerism team has developed a series of two hour interactive workshops to support new and existing Brigade Management Team (BMT) members develop and maintain healthy and effective brigades.

 4.41 PM 23 January, 2015

District Training Update

The District 02, 18 & 20 2015 Training Calendar, covering January to June, has now been released.  All Brigade Captains and Training Officers will have received both an electronic copy and a hard copy.  

 11.47 AM 23 January, 2015

Brigade recruitment needs

The Volunteerism team has begun a statewide process to collect recruitment needs data from each brigade. This information will feed into an improved process to match the new member enquiries received centrally with identified volunteer vacancies within brigades.

 11.28 AM 16 January, 2015

Campbells Creek training night with a difference

Sixteen members of the Campbells Creek CFA took a different approach to training night, with a focus on team building at the local bowling green.

 5.22 PM 7 January, 2015

Fires at home, itchy feet for recruit

“It felt pretty ordinary being here learning how to be a firefighter when your joint was on fire,” said newly qualified career firefighter recruit Ben Todd, 26, who started his first posting today at Geelong City Fire Brigade after graduating last Friday.

 5.36 PM 23 December, 2014

District 5 information sessions on air support

Senior volunteers in CFA’s District 5 have had the opportunity to look at aircraft, talk to pilots and see a load of water dropped as part of an information and training session held the first weekend in December at Hamilton airport.

 1.57 PM 22 December, 2014

VFBV leadership scholarships - apply now

Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) is now calling for expressions of interest from potential applicants for scholarships to the 2015 Volunteer Leadership Program.

 12.23 PM 22 December, 2014

New career firefighters graduate from Fiskville

Another 18 new career firefighters have today (Friday 19 December) joined more than 700 staff already protecting lives and property at fire stations across Victoria.

 3.38 PM 19 December, 2014

Graduation streamed live

Watch 18 new career firefighters graduate today live from CFA Training College Fiskville.

 9.48 AM 19 December, 2014

Volunteer Recruitment Program

The function of CFA Statewide Recruitment is to understand the need for initiatives that attract, recruit and develop an effective volunteer workforce.

 2.14 PM 12 December, 2014

Graduation day for first ever joint recruit course

Twenty-four career firefighters have graduated from Victoria’s first ever joint agency recruit firefighter course, the first to take place at the newly-opened Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre at Craigieburn.

 1.28 PM 12 December, 2014

Wodonga Group training exercise

Wodonga Group held its annual wildfire group training exercise on Sunday 2 November at the Wodonga Saleyards. Approximately 70 volunteer firefighters in 15 teams participated on the day.

 4.10 PM 26 November, 2014

Recruit Program Pilot commences

As previously reported, the CFA Minimum Skills Program was reviewed and it is proposed to replace it with the Recruit Program and the Bushfire Skills Program. These replacement programs will be launched in 2015 after a number of operational and implementation issues have been addressed.

 10.27 AM 26 November, 2014