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Training & Recruitment

CFA and ARFF train side by side

In late September 2015, volunteers from the Lara brigade together with career staff from Avalon Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) made the trip to the ARFF training facility at Tullamarine airport in a joint training exercise.

 9.51 AM 5 November, 2015

Visit us at Ritchies this weekend

Last weekend some of our brigades including Diamond Creek brigade were at the local Ritchies handing out fire safety information and Ritchies Community Benefit Cards to the community.  

 8.55 AM 5 November, 2015

SES Floods Into Kyneton CFA

On 19 October 2015 Kyneton Group held a flood and swift water rescue workshop under the guidance of SES Operations Manager Mark Cattell. 

 2.01 PM 20 October, 2015

Forestry industry prepares for summer

Bushfires can have a detrimental effect on the timber industry and the community as a whole. Forestry industry brigades play an important role when it comes to fire prevention and suppression.

 2.32 PM 12 October, 2015

Aboriginal cultural awareness at Echuca Station

Echuca Fire Station hosted an Aboriginal cultural awareness session on Wednesday 30 September 2015 for local CFA volunteers and staff.   

 10.26 AM 8 October, 2015

Rye Fire Brigade recruiting video

Rye Fire Brigade has produced an in-house video to recruit new members. 

 9.22 AM 1 October, 2015

Penshurst all fired up!

Female firefighters in CFA’s District 5 brushed up on their fire knowledge and skills at a special exercise day at VEMTC Penshurst on Sunday.

 11.42 AM 22 September, 2015

D2 inter-brigade training

Approximately two years ago four brigades came together and conducted training on a Thursday night in Castlemaine. At the completion of that night the four brigades involved; Campbells Creek, Castlemaine, Chewton and Harcourt agreed to continue the training bi-monthly with each brigade taking a turn at being the host.

 11.18 AM 21 September, 2015

CFA/SES joint training a success for Golden Square

Golden Square Firefighters have spent two weeks during September undertaking joint training with the Bendigo SES unit. The training is a part of an annual joint training relationship that has been developed between the brigade and the unit.

 11.08 AM 21 September, 2015

Training in marine vessel fire investigation

The latest professional development opportunity for CFA Fire Investigators was conducted as part of the Victorian Association of Fire Investigators (VAFI) training day on Thursday 10 September in Echuca.

 9.23 AM 12 September, 2015

Domestic violence workshop at Woodend brigade

Woodend Fire Brigade Captain Mick Christie was at a recent regional meeting where a new program ‘Against domestic violence’ was discussed. “They were looking for some CFA brigades to become involved and participate in a special workshop”, Mick said, “and I was more than happy for Woodend brigade to participate”.

 3.02 PM 10 September, 2015

Early start predicted for 2015-2016 fire season

Victoria is heading towards an early start to the fire season with an above normal fire risk predicted, according to the Southern Australia Seasonal Outlook.

 8.42 AM 2 September, 2015

Emergency training hots up in Sunraysia

Emergency services volunteers from across the north west will now have better access to practical training with the opening of a new training campus in Mildura.

 4.17 PM 28 August, 2015

CFA CEO speaks to ABC

Michael Wootten speaks to ABC Gippsland today regarding CFA’s regional training grounds.

 10.01 AM 28 August, 2015

Good first moves

A motor vehicle accident with trapped victims is a significant problem and even worse when you're a long way away from a road rescue unit.

 8.46 PM 18 August, 2015

Breaking the barriers

It’s always good when brigades can come together to perform training. It is even better when they can break down the invisible barriers through cross-district training.

 3.17 PM 14 August, 2015

New training initiative in Mt. Cottrell

Mount Cottrell Group recently undertook a new initiative, planning an urban group exercise.

 4.39 PM 4 August, 2015

New recruits to join CFA ranks

CFA added 29 new firefighters to its ranks today after an official graduation ceremony at Victoria’s state training centre in Craigieburn.

 10.09 AM 31 July, 2015

Career change and sea change for firey brothers

When Noel Heafield steps into Belmont Fire Station for his first official day as a full time firefighter next week, he’ll also become the third of three brothers to start their CFA careers in the Geelong region.

 9.33 AM 31 July, 2015

Followship to Leadership 2015

Followship to Leadership (F2L)  is an introductory leadership training course that was developed in 2014 as a pilot by Leadership instructor Jamie Mackenzie and coordinated through the District Volunteer Coordinators in South West. The 2015 course was delivered at the Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp in District 4 on the weekend.

 12.43 PM 30 July, 2015