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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.

 1.06 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. 

 11.17 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.

 11.48 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. 

 4.14 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. 

 9.40 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.

 10.38 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?

 4.11 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. 

 1.39 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.

 2.59 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.  

 5.58 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.

 12.24 PM 14 December, 2015

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.

 8.53 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.

 3.08 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.

 5.08 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. 

 9.57 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.

 9.48 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. 

 4.51 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. 

 4.20 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.

 3.32 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.

 10.51 AM 5 November, 2015