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Training & Recruitment

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

New career firefighters boost CFA ranks

CFA welcomed another 25 career firefighters to its rankst following an official graduation ceremony at Fiskville Training College on 29 August.

 5.04 PM 29 August, 2014

Firefighters graduate from Fiskville

Twenty-five firefighters graduated from Fiskville training college today, the second group of career firefighters to pass through the college this year.

 1.19 PM 29 August, 2014

Tools and resources for volunteers

A number of new tools are available for CFA members to help with volunteer recruitment, development and retention.

 3.35 PM 28 August, 2014

CFA and RFS train together

CFA Crews from Echuca and Murrabit brigades recently attended the RFS Mid Murray Zone Exercise in Conargo.

 2.25 PM 27 August, 2014

Women Firefighters Training Day

The Women Firefighters training day was inspired by attending the Celebrating CFA Women Luncheon held this year.

 12.24 PM 27 August, 2014

Paramedics and fireys - a good mix

This week, Kyneton Fire Brigade coordinated a joint training event with paramedics from Kyneton ambulance branch.

 4.14 PM 22 August, 2014

Werribee Rescue does CFA proud

The picturesque Lardner Park near Warragul, was the location for the 2014 Australasian Rescue Challenge, held over a number of days in late July, where Road Rescue crews from all over Australia and Asia competed against each other in a range of scenarios.

 12.03 PM 15 August, 2014

CFA/MFB recruit course

Twenty-four new career firefighters will embark on the first ever CFA/MFB recruit course next Monday 18 August.

 12.25 PM 14 August, 2014

Crew Leadership in D14

Over two full days in early August, 9 firefighters from Melton, Hoppers Crossing, Research, Plenty, Caroline Springs, Epping and Toolern Vale in around District 14, come together to take part in the District 14 Crew Leader Development Course held at Fiskville.

 12.35 AM 9 August, 2014

Cultural training in Islam

District 13 is promoting a fantastic opportunity for CFA members to participate in cultural awareness training in Understanding People from Islamic Backgrounds.

 1.35 PM 7 August, 2014

D14 senior vol development day

On 19 July, District 14 held a valuable professional development day for senior volunteer leaders.

 12.33 PM 6 August, 2014

State Incident Management Training

The 2014 State Incident Management Training Pilot Project is running successfully with 22 courses held in April and June 2014.

 4.23 PM 31 July, 2014

Fire investigation training in Fiji

Three CFA Fire Investigation Instructors travelled to Fiji during July 2014 to deliver the inaugural Structural & Vehicle Fire Investigation Course to the National Fire Authority (NFA).

 4.58 PM 23 July, 2014

Kiewa brigade training day

Kiewa brigade keeping up their skills

 7.07 PM 21 July, 2014

Noble Park leads the way

In a CFA first, Noble Park brigade has hosted a volunteer recruit information session for over 40 asylum seekers in Southern Metropolitan Region.

 3.29 PM 21 July, 2014

Services come together at Kiewa

CFA, Police and SES hold joint MVA exercise in Kiewa

 5.23 PM 11 July, 2014