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Training & Recruitment

Women step up to take the lead

Two women from CFA District 18 have taken the next step in their leadership journey, having recently completed the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Swan Hill ‘Stepping up to Leadership’ program.

 10.23 AM 11 November, 2016

All Juniors are winners at the Midlands Cup

Congratulations to the participating teams at the Midlands Cup held at the Coimadai Fire Station yesterday.

 2.11 PM 7 November, 2016

Balmoral group training exercise

A preseason training exercise for the Balmoral group of CFA brigades took place yesterday evening (Thursday 3 November).

 1.06 PM 4 November, 2016

District 10 kicks goals with major exercise

District 10 held its inaugural major exercise - Exercise Flynn - at the HVP Plantations, Flynns Creek near Rosedale, on Sunday 23rd October. 

 2.03 PM 28 October, 2016

Career firefighter recruitment campaign reopens

From midday Monday 14th November CFA will provide a small window for prospective candidates to apply for the role of Career Firefighter.

 1.51 PM 28 October, 2016

CFA crews 'rescue test' new cars

CFA rescue crews inspected the latest in car safety technology at the Holden Proving Ground at Lang Lang last weekend (15-16 October).  

 10.00 AM 28 October, 2016

A great day in Edi Valley for Moyhu Group exercise

The ground may have been too wet for vehicles to venture off road but the sun was shining last Sunday in King Valley for the Moyhu Group exercise.  

 3.26 PM 24 October, 2016

District 27 pre-summer exercise

On 16 October, the District 27 team conducted their annual pre-summer exercise.

 2.03 PM 21 October, 2016

Multiple agencies go candling

Candling - it's probably not what you think. A planned burning technique is shared between agencies at the candling workshop at Silvan Reservoir.

 4.14 PM 19 October, 2016

Wandong’s daytime recruitment bonanza

Wandong brigade was increasingly relying on just two or three people for daytime turnout and scanned their community for a solution. They saw it in local stay-at-home parents and targeted them in a recruitment drive, with great success.

 9.34 AM 19 October, 2016

Getting ready for summer in the rain

Murrayville and Border Group held their annual group exercise on Sunday, 16 October. The skies were grey with rain falling constantly, but members remained positive to maximize the training opportunity.

 3.49 PM 18 October, 2016

Mt Wallace FB wins Fiskville Cup (group exercise)

On Sunday 16 October, under fine but cloudy skies, brigade members from the Ballan Group of fire brigades donned their firefighting PPC, fired up the engines of their tankers and travelled to the sleepy township of Mt Egerton in readiness for the 42nd staging of the coveted Fiskville Cup – the Group's pre-summer readiness exercise.

 2.14 PM 18 October, 2016

Local brigades at the ready

Story courtesy Christopher Huttig, Hopetoun Courier Local CFA volunteers are prepared for another upcoming season of fire danger following the Southern Mallee Group exercise at Hopetoun on Sunday, 25 September.

 5.02 PM 12 October, 2016

Drouin/Bunyip recruiting more running members

The Drouin/Bunyip Fire Brigade Running Team is getting set for another competition season. 

 9.36 PM 9 October, 2016

Golden Square ready to monitor the atmosphere

After weeks of training, Golden Square Fire Brigade now has two new MSA Altair 5X gas detectors, one on the pumper and the other on the salvage unit.

 12.22 PM 3 October, 2016

MVA awareness training for Mount Macedon Group

On 11 September, a large number of brigades from the Mount Macedon Group and surrounding areas participated in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) awareness training exercise. 

 12.15 PM 3 October, 2016

Don’s race to Timor

Don Garlick was only 19 when he survived a burnover while fighting the Warburton Ash Wednesday fire.

 2.06 PM 13 September, 2016

Truganina welcomes pre-summer new recruits

Truganina is just one of many brigades around Victoria working hard to get their new recruits through training in time for summer.

 10.30 AM 12 September, 2016

Pre-Season Update 2016-17 now online

The 2016-17 Pre-Season Update is now on our website.

 3.52 PM 7 September, 2016

‘We need YOU’: BA project trials in Wangaratta

CFA is calling on volunteers in the north of the state and beyond to take part in trialling breathing apparatus sets to be potentially used across the emergency services sector into the future.

 2.36 PM 26 August, 2016