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Training & Recruitment

Recruits ready for new life

Twenty-nine men and women are set to start a new life as career firefighters following their graduation today (6 December) from a 19-week training course at the Victorian Emergency Management Training College at Craigieburn.

 7.53 AM 6 December, 2015

Burning lessons for conservation

A partnership between CFA and Trust for Nature is providing brigades with opportunities to hone their controlled burn skills while conserving endangered flora and fauna.

 2.08 PM 3 December, 2015

Coastal Group exercise

On Sunday 22 November 2015, the Coastal Group in District 7 held a Level 2 ICC Group exercise at the Torquay Fire Brigade Local Command Facility (LCF). The participating brigades were Lorne, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Torquay.

 4.08 PM 2 December, 2015

New recruits for Metcalfe Group

Metcalfe Group of brigades recently held a CFA Recruit Course (Bushfire Firefighter) at Castlemaine Fire Station. Local volunteer instructors Darryn Cutlack and Ron Gartside from Castlemaine Fire Brigade took the 19 new members through two days of theory and one day of practical assessment. 

 8.57 AM 24 November, 2015

Newstead and Maldon groups visited by VicPol

In October Newstead and Maldon groups invited Victoria Police to Campbells Creek Fire Station for a presentation about clandestine (secret) drug laboratories. Approximately 40 brigade members sat transfixed watching a presentation about the dangers and warning signs of labs which can affect firefighters.

 8.48 AM 24 November, 2015

Work smarter not harder: Mitchell Group exercise

A training day for the Mitchell Shire group of CFA brigades yesterday (Sunday 22 November) gave more than 75 firefighters from 10 brigades the chance to practise vital skills ahead of what promises to be a challenging summer. 

 3.51 PM 23 November, 2015

Rockbank Fire Brigade seeking volunteers now

On Sunday 25 October, Rockbank Fire Brigade with the support of Caroline Springs, Truganina and Metropolitan Fire Brigade attended the Sri Durga Festival to promote the brigade within the growing community. 

 3.20 PM 18 November, 2015

Recruiting now

CFA is on the lookout for fit, team-oriented and community-minded individuals to join its career firefighter ranks from mid-2016.

 2.32 PM 11 November, 2015

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