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CFA brigades test foam at coal mine

Two CFA brigades recently tried out the first compressed air foam equipment for CFA, in a training exercise at Loy Yang Coal Mine in the Latrobe Valley.

 8.42 AM 22 December, 2016

Firefighting feels like home

Firefighter recruit Rachelle Poustie is one of the newest members of the CFA family, however she already feels right at home.

 10.24 AM 20 December, 2016

Mt Macedon FB trains hard and plays harder

Training is a serious business at Mt Macedon Fire Brigade, but that doesn't mean it can't be just a little bit fun.

 8.06 AM 20 December, 2016

Boomers Reserve planned burn a great success

Panton Hill and St Andrews brigades joined forces with Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVIC) to successfully carry out a 0.5-hectare burn at Boomers Nature Conservation Reserve near Panton Hill on 1 December. 

 3.27 PM 19 December, 2016

Final firefighters graduate for 2016

Almost half of the recruits who graduated as CFA’s newest career firefighters on Friday (16 December) were already dedicated volunteers.

 8.58 AM 19 December, 2016

Taking it to the streets – part one

Gregg Paterson is the Acting Deputy Chief Officer for Training at CFA. In his first instalment of ‘Taking it to the streets’ Gregg gives us an insight into how CFA training will be planned in the future.

 10.43 AM 8 December, 2016

Ballarat recruit ready to give back to home town

For one of CFA’s newest recruits – Zoe Wathen – CFA has been a constant presence over the years.

 2.15 PM 7 December, 2016

First-hand fire experience leads to new career

Losing a home in the Kinglake fires in 2009 and seeing her dad dedicate his life to volunteering inspired Vanessa Williams to become one of CFA’s newest career firefighters.

 10.31 AM 5 December, 2016

Virtual training exercise a world first

CFA has used virtual reality software to run a world first training exercise in the north east.

 4.17 PM 30 November, 2016

All along the watchtower

Spend an hour with North Warrandyte’s Sharon Sproule-Carroll and you’ll see why her three sons – new CFA recruits Kieran (23), Riley (21) and Tyson (18) – are so well prepared for brigade life.

 2.42 PM 29 November, 2016

Captain mentoring celebrated in District 8

District 8 recently held a program dinner to celebrate the second successful year of the Captains Peer Mentoring Program.

 10.40 AM 23 November, 2016

Planned burn resource coordinators

The CFA Planned Burning Project has once again recruited four seasonal planned burn resource coordinators (PBRCs) for the upcoming season.

 10.39 AM 16 November, 2016

Fire investigators visit NZ Training Centre

CFA fire investigators travelled to the New Zealand Fire Service National Training Centre in Rotorua last month to inspect the training facilities and learn from New Zealand’s experience.  

 8.16 AM 15 November, 2016

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.

 9.23 AM 11 November, 2016

Balmoral group training exercise

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

 12.06 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. 

 1.03 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.

 12.51 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).  

 9.00 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.  

 2.26 PM 24 October, 2016