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Training & Recruitment

Norm's Huntly vision still humming

A new breathing apparatus facility at the Huntly Campus has been called after well-known CFA member Norm Bowen, but as Norm tells it, the training ground was a labour of love for the whole community.

 11.01 AM 2 October, 2014

Volunteer Training hots up at Huntly

Emergency services volunteers from across Central Victoria will now have better access to vital practical training thanks to an $835,242 upgrade of Huntly Training campus. 

 10.46 AM 2 October, 2014

District volunteerism coordinators

In August, the new district volunteerism coordinators began work around the state.

 4.38 PM 25 September, 2014

Lorne Brigade Management Team trial

On 1 September, the Lorne Brigade Management Team participated in a pilot session ‘Bring out the Best in People – Managing Performance’, developed as part of the Brigade Management Team induction program.

 4.35 PM 25 September, 2014

Off-road driver training facilities

This project will see the creation of three tracks and supporting facilities at West Sale,  Longerenong and Penshurst to train members in safe driving in off-road conditions during emergencies.

 4.32 PM 25 September, 2014

More mobile props on the way

OT&V is finalising a tender process to acquire seven additional mobile props, bringing the total number of mobile props to 10.

 4.26 PM 25 September, 2014

Pre-season briefings underway

Seventeen regional Pre-season Briefings for emergency services personnel who are endorsed/accredited in Level 3 incident management roles are being held across the state throughout September and October.

 11.14 AM 22 September, 2014

Upgrade to south west training facility

Emergency services volunteers from across South West Victoria will now have better access to vital practical training thanks to an $837,928 upgrade of Penhurst Training campus. 

 3.02 PM 21 September, 2014

Career info session for CFA volunteers

CFA volunteers thinking about making the transition to firefighting as a full-time career are invited to attend an information session on Saturday 4 October.

 2.57 PM 18 September, 2014

CFA recruiting now for career firefighters

CFA has started actively recruiting for career firefighters for its 2015 intake, with applications through its website set to open from 22 September 2014.

 4.16 PM 17 September, 2014

Peninsula Group spring training at Bangholme

On Saturday 13 September, Peninsula Group conducted a skills maintenance round robin at Bangholme Campus.

 9.59 PM 14 September, 2014

CFA seeking career recruits

CFA will soon start advertising for new career firefighter recruits, with applications set to open on 22 September 2014.  

 3.19 PM 12 September, 2014

$1m upgrade for Wimmera training ground

Emergency services volunteers from around the Wimmera have better access to vital practical training thanks to a $1,010,519 upgrade of the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Longerenong Campus, which was opened near Horsham today (Sunday 14 September).

 2.58 PM 12 September, 2014

Lawrence Building, Wangaratta, officially opened

The Lawrence Building, Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Wangaratta was officially opened on 6 September 2014. The event was a celebration of 30 years of CFA service to brigades and the wider local community.

 10.10 AM 8 September, 2014

Volunteer training hots up in north-east

Emergency services volunteers from around Victoria’s north-east have better access to vital practical training thanks to an $825,000 upgrade of the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) – Wangaratta Campus.

 1.28 PM 5 September, 2014

Volunteerism Coordinators (District)

We are now in full swing of the implementation with the addition of new field based Volunteerism Co-ordinators, who are located in each district.

 5.09 PM 4 September, 2014

New projects rollout

CFA's Operational Training & Volunteerism (OT&V) team is in the process of rolling out a number of projects to the field.

 5.01 PM 4 September, 2014

Unified training model

The State Fire and Emergency Services Training Framework lays the foundations for a unified approach to fire and emergency services training and exercising in Victoria and sets out the future direction for a range of joint actions.

 4.54 PM 4 September, 2014

Oscar 1 shines at Mine Rescue comp

CFA’s Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade again successfully competed against the professional company mine rescue teams at the 22nd Victorian Mine Rescue Competition held in Bendigo 29-31 August. 

 11.55 AM 4 September, 2014

The future of mobile training props

CFA currently has three training props deployed in group areas more than an hour from a training ground.

 11.24 AM 1 September, 2014