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Kindling a CFA love

Burning love for two CFA volunteers Eva and Daniel Banks.

 9.20 AM 21 June, 2017

A better working environment for our fireys

New road rules announced by the State Government this week will reduce the risks to CFA members when responding to emergencies and help them fulfil their important roles more effectively.

 1.43 PM 20 June, 2017

CFA and SES joint cultural awareness sessions

CFA and SES facilitators will work hand in hand to deliver a number of cultural awareness sessions to brigades and units right across the state.

 9.35 AM 20 June, 2017

Presumptive legislation: The facts

Cancer compensation reforms introduced into the Victorian Parliament will deliver the presumptive legislation that firefighters want, need and deserve.

 3.40 PM 19 June, 2017

Chief Officer update on fire services reform

Chief Officer Steve Warrington answers some of the most commonly asked questions we have received on fire services reform in the video below.

 2.32 PM 15 June, 2017

Faces of CFA: Greg Parker

As part of Men's Health Week, we feature Smythesdale Fire Brigade's Greg Parker who coordinates their rehab unit, one of 14 in Victoria. 

 1.51 PM 15 June, 2017

PTSD: Ray of light in dark times

For years, Ray Carman had a hellish showreel running through his head featuring the graphic lowlights of his life as a Horsham Fire Brigade member and tow truck driver. The images of death and destruction were often on high rotation in the early hours of the morning as he lay awake.

 9.23 PM 12 June, 2017

2017 CFA-SES Regional Community Engagement Forums

This year each region will host a Regional Forum, and the State Community Engagement Forum can be expected to return in 2018.

 3.52 PM 9 June, 2017

Firefighting ultra-heavy tanker test

A New South Wales Rural Fire Service 9000-litre heavy tanker with firefighting capacity was trialled south of the border, with great success, last summer.

 12.28 PM 8 June, 2017

Faces of CFA: Wendy Pearce

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 11.32 AM 7 June, 2017

From the CO - fire services reform

I'd like to clarify my comments regarding fire services reform in the media today.

 10.38 AM 7 June, 2017

Assessing brigade viability

For many years, we’ve measured the health of brigades by focusing on operational preparedness and response. But, as we develop our understanding of risk, we know it’s much more than that.

 9.19 AM 7 June, 2017

Message from the CEO - Fire services reform update

It has now been more than two weeks since the Premier announced proposed reforms to fire services in Victoria.

 3.30 PM 6 June, 2017

Teaching kids fire safety in Gippsland

Nambrok-Denison Primary School held a Community Day which included VicPol, RAV, Department of Sustainablity, and local agricultural businesses. CFA members from Nambrok and the community education team also took part.

 11.41 AM 6 June, 2017

CFA volunteer warns of fungus in firewood

Glenaladale CFA volunteer John Hine was faced with a battle last year, one he never saw coming. This time last year John was cutting up the annual supply of Redgum wood on his farm in Woodglen. John had no idea he was inhaling a small fungus that lives in some timbers.

 1.57 PM 31 May, 2017

Update from the Chief Officer

A week after the State Government's announcement of its fire services reform and with the process of face to face discussions with volunteers, career firefighters and staff well underway, CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington provides a video update.

 12.52 PM 26 May, 2017

Do you have a current CFA Member ID Card?

Members are encouraged to apply for a new or replacement CFA Member ID Card through Brigades Online. ID cards are available for all members, including junior members. Your personal identification card can be used to formally identify you as a member of CFA.

 3.28 PM 25 May, 2017

2017 Memorial Service

On Sunday 7 May CFA honoured members who lost their lives in the line of duty at the CFA Annual Memorial Service held in The Auditorium of the Federation University’s Churchill Campus near Morwell.

 4.35 PM 18 May, 2017

Volunteers celebrated at AFL Country Game

CFA volunteers were welcomed for the second year in a row to participate in the AFL Country Game by marching on the MCG in a parade of honour.

 4.00 PM 16 May, 2017

Volunteers getting the message out

Finding new ways of getting the fire safety message out to the community is a constant challenge for CFA. 

 9.13 AM 11 May, 2017

Member login simplified

CFA is in the process of simplifying the member login process for our various online sites.

 11.41 AM 10 May, 2017

Celebrations for volunteer fireys run hot

The contribution and commitment of CFA volunteers will be celebrated this week as part of National Volunteer Week (8-14 May).

 12.07 PM 8 May, 2017

Faces of CFA: Ken Calder

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 12.02 PM 3 May, 2017

National Volunteer Week 2017

With National Volunteer Week (8-14 May) just around the corner, CFA has planned a wide range of activities and events to celebrate our volunteers’ achievements.

 3.25 PM 28 April, 2017

CFA volunteers recognised at 2017 Inspire Awards

CFA volunteers were recognised for their hard work on Wednesday 26 April at the Inspire Awards.

 3.48 PM 27 April, 2017

Jimmy’s Good Friday Appeal journey

CFA life member Jimmy Rankin is as passionate as they come when it comes to the Good Friday Appeal, and has more than 50 years of service to the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Appeal.

 8.01 AM 15 April, 2017

CFA raises $1.7m for GFA

CFA members have raised and collected more than $1.7 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

 7.58 AM 15 April, 2017

Fireys hit the treadmill for a good cause

Victorian firefighters will swap their boots with runners as they put their endurance to the test on Thursday, 13 April to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

 8.15 AM 12 April, 2017

Is your smoke alarm ready for retirement?

If your smoke alarm is more than a decade old, it may belong in a museum, not on your ceiling.

 9.13 AM 31 March, 2017

Junior service: changes to CFA service awards

The CFA Honours & Awards Committee and the CFA Chair are pleased to advise the formal approval to have Junior service retrospectively recognised in total length of service for the purposes of the CFA Service and Life Membership awards.

 2.37 PM 30 March, 2017

Fun Run for the Kids on 9 April

CFA will this year be entering a team in the Run for the Kids event on Sunday 9 April.

 8.38 AM 27 March, 2017

The importance of CFA's emergency medical response

CFA brigades trained to administer emergency medical response (EMR) co-respond with Ambulance Victoria (AV) to a select group of Priority Triple Zero calls, best summarised as ‘not conscious, not breathing or breathing uncertain’.

 9.52 AM 23 March, 2017

Up in smoke

Rick had just finished putting away the grubby brushes and rags, just as he had done the previous day, then closed the old shed doors.

 11.41 AM 22 March, 2017

Academic research set to inspire change at CFA

Diversity and inclusion research will contribute to organisational development at CFA. 

 8.50 AM 22 March, 2017

Head-on train crash a shock

In light of the upcoming 125th anniversary of the Euroa Urban Fire Brigade in June, brigade member Anthony Cini will be taking a trip down memory lane with brigade members on their most memorable fires.

 3.52 PM 20 March, 2017

Training program for Walk off the War Within

CFA and other emergency service responders, Australian Defence Force personnel and the community will walk up to 20 kilometres around Victoria Park in Ballarat on Saturday 22 April to raise awareness of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 1.53 PM 20 March, 2017

CFA proud supporter of Cultural Diversity Week

Cultural Diversity Week brings together Victorians from all walks of life to promote community, harmony and celebrate the many cultures that make our state so vibrant.

 2.47 PM 17 March, 2017

Looking after your mental health

CFA’s Member Assistance Program (MAP) provides a comprehensive range of support for our members and their immediate family that is confidential, free and accessible 24 hours a day.

 10.42 AM 16 March, 2017

Gain glimpse of life as CFA female firey

Women considering a career shake-up to become a CFA firefighter will get a chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to take on this varied and rewarding role.

 8.59 AM 16 March, 2017

Paynesville Coast Guard riding the swell

Paynesville is the only coast guard flotilla that is both operational on the water and monitors all coastal radio towers from Mallacoota to Portland.

 10.43 AM 15 March, 2017

Find out what firefighting is all about

CFA is running four information sessions across Victoria for people who are considering a CFA firefighting career, to learn more about this diverse role.  

 9.33 AM 15 March, 2017

Arms Out for Alya blood challenge

MFB LFF Kylie Evans (who appeared in a grassfire advertisement and an Australian Survivor contestant) has issued a challenge to all MFB and CFA staff and volunteers to donate blood between 1 February and 30 April 2017.

 10.31 AM 14 March, 2017

Working together to keep coastal communities safe

FFMVic and CFA staff have been out together to look at high priority planned burn sites on the coast in the South West.

 9.59 AM 14 March, 2017

Daylesford welcomes the Governor

Daylesford Fire Brigade yesterday had the pleasure of welcoming The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC to their station.

 10.39 AM 10 March, 2017

On the ball with fire in her belly

A country girl at heart, CFA volunteer Sarah Last is now tackling her new career as a professional footballer.

 7.24 AM 10 March, 2017

Comunity education tip March 2017

Fires are unpredictable and plans can fail. Having a back-up plan that identifies your shelter or last resort options may save your life if you are caught in a fire.

 9.28 AM 9 March, 2017

Alison's cycle for change

CFA’s Alison Travill will join other endurance sport enthusiasts channelling their passion for fitness into a good cause as they undertake the Southern Cross Kids Camp Cycle for Change. 

 9.26 AM 9 March, 2017

Its not all about the doughnuts

A very big thank you to the management, staff and customers of Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse in Doreen for a donation of $688.90.

 6.28 PM 8 March, 2017

Breakfast brings Cohuna community together

Community members gathered together in Cohuna last Wednesday morning to hear inspirational stories from local leaders in celebration of International Women’s Day and this year’s theme, ‘Be Bold for Change’.

 2.31 PM 8 March, 2017

Emergency services women unite

The vital role of women in emergency services was honoured during a special International Women’s Day event in Richmond today.

 12.44 PM 8 March, 2017