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Training & Recruitment

Driver training at Shepparton

Forty CFA members from District 22 attended driver training in Shepparton on a very cool and windy evening last Monday.

 11.26 AM 13 May, 2016

Funding secures regional training

Access to safe and effective training for CFA members has been secured for coming decades thanks to more than $20 million to upgrade six of CFA’s seven regional training grounds.

 10.32 AM 13 May, 2016

New bushfire firefighters for District 11

The next fire season may seem like a long way off – we have to get through winter first – but when it arrives District 11 willl have 11 new bushfire firefighters from six brigades ready for the fireground.

 1.03 PM 9 May, 2016

District 15 road rescue day

The road rescue brigades of Ballan, Daylesford and Ballarat worked on five cars during a collaborative April training day.

 7.28 AM 9 May, 2016

Langwarrin's real-life scenario

Langwarrin Fire Brigade recently held its bi-yearly breathing apparatus (BA) training session.

 1.02 PM 5 May, 2016

Women firing up in District 18

Seventeen female volunteers from the furthest reaches of District 18 came together at VEMTC Sunraysia Campus on Sunday to practice their skills as part of the Women in Firefighting event.

 5.07 PM 3 May, 2016

Casey Group new recruits - April Class of 2016

Casey Group welcomed its newest volunteer members on Saturday 30 April.

 1.59 PM 2 May, 2016

Get set for National Volunteer Week

With National Volunteer Week (9-15 May) just around the corner, CFA has planned a wide range of activities and events to celebrate our members’ achievements.

 4.40 PM 29 April, 2016

Career info sessions: Warrnambool & Portland

Residents from in and around Warrnambool and Portland are invited to hear more about firefighting as a career via two information sessions being held by CFA in mid-May. 

 2.50 PM 22 April, 2016

Another great training opportunity

The CFA volunteers who attended the recent burn camp at Cape Otway would like to extend a huge thank you to the small team of people who made the event possible.

 12.06 AM 21 April, 2016

Women in District 17 Training Day

On Sunday 10 April 2016, 29 women from District 17 attended the Women in District 17 Training Day at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) – Longerenong campus. The purpose of the day was to build confidence and encourage women to be more actively involved in their brigades. 

 10.17 AM 19 April, 2016

The grass is greener at Traralgon brigade

After a childhood mesmerised by the stories of his firefighting grandfathers, Jarrod Allan was destined for a career with CFA.

 10.48 AM 15 March, 2016

Get set for the Urban Championships

Brigades from across Victoria and beyond will converge on Mildura this weekend for the 133rd Senior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships. 

 3.14 PM 8 March, 2016

Would-be career fireys put through their paces

It’s been ten years since CFA first started running an annual ‘women in career firefighting’ information session – and interest levels continue to run hot, with a crowd of 100 gathering at  the Bangholme training ground last Saturday 20 February. 

 8.40 AM 23 February, 2016

Bright future with new recruits

It’s the biggest intake in recent memory -- eight new recruits to bolster Bright’s CFA brigade.

 9.38 AM 17 February, 2016

Breathing life into bright ideas

Ever had a great idea that could make a big difference to CFA and the emergency services sector?

 3.11 PM 4 February, 2016

From the CEO – improving training our top priority

I’ve met many CFA members in my first three months as CEO and one of the consistent themes that arises in discussions is the subject of training. 

 12.39 PM 2 February, 2016

How should junior service be recognised?

CFA and Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) are seeking your thoughts on whether time spent as a junior volunteer should count towards CFA service awards.

 1.59 PM 13 January, 2016

CFA and MFB firefighter exchange program continues

Firefighters from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and CFA have again swapped places to enhance interoperability between the two organisations.  

 4.58 PM 17 December, 2015

Newest career firefighters on the up

As career firefighter Steven Venville celebrates his graduation and prepares to head up to Mildura for his first day on the job, it will be the end of one big learning curve, but the start of another.

 11.24 AM 14 December, 2015