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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.

 4.02 PM 12 October, 2016

Drouin/Bunyip recruiting more running members

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

 8.36 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.

 11.22 AM 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. 

 11.15 AM 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.

 1.06 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.

 9.30 AM 12 September, 2016

Pre-Season Update 2016-17 now online

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

 2.52 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.

 1.36 PM 26 August, 2016

Casey Group lays hose under pressure

On Sunday 24 July, brigades in Casey Group (District 8) participated in a relay pumping practical exercise based at the Monash University Berwick campus flowing into the car park of the Nossal High School.

 6.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Think flood before fire: D22 Captains' forum

The sun was out when thirty-five CFA captains and Group Officers gathered for District 22’s first ever Captain’s Forum last Sunday (31 July), but the message was to think flood before fire. 

 1.55 PM 2 August, 2016

CLBE expression of interest

To All District 2 Volunteers   Expression of Interest CLBE Community Liason Bushfire Engagement This is a casual Position

 11.32 AM 1 August, 2016

Domestic prop comes to Castlemaine

The Metcalfe Group organised to bring the domestic training prop to Castlemaine Fire Station in July to provide members with some hands-on training.

 11.27 AM 1 August, 2016

Busy times for Maldon Fire Brigade

Maldon Fire Brigade has been very busy with training over the past month attending training exercises and making use of various props located in the District.

 11.14 AM 1 August, 2016

Rescue dog training

Recently LFF Jason Halls and SARDA’s Julie Cowan coordinated another training session between Dandenong Fire Brigade's B platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia), this time at Dandenong Fire Station.

 2.02 PM 14 July, 2016

New recruits tour District 8

Eleven of CFA’s newest firefighters toured nine facilities and fire stations across District 8 on Tuesday (12 July). 

 12.42 PM 14 July, 2016

It's here! Planned burn training for volunteers

New North West Region Burn Controller short course at Gisborne.

 11.15 AM 12 July, 2016

D13 Officer Development Program

The Officer Development course in District 13 came about thanks to the foresight of Operations Manager David Renkin, who believed there was a need to develop brigade leaders and revamp an old program developed a number of years ago in District 13.

 3.31 PM 5 July, 2016

Junior firefighters experience hot fire training

On Sunday 5 June, Traralgon junior firefighters, with the help of career staff and volunteers, set off to train at VEMTC West Sale.

 12.37 PM 6 June, 2016

Nandaly's recruiting success

Nandaly Fire Brigade has increased its volunteer membership base by 20 per cent following a local recruitment drive.

 11.13 AM 1 June, 2016

Certificate IV graduates for District 24

North East Region Learning and Development team along with District 24 Management were proud to support some of our members to gain a nationally recognised qualification, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

 3.13 PM 13 May, 2016