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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.

 3.47 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.

 11.42 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.

 9.59 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.

 11.43 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.  

 10.33 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.

 11.31 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.

 10.59 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.

 11.39 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.

 8.24 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.

 10.28 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. 

 10.26 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.

 7.28 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’.

 3.31 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.

 1.44 PM 8 March, 2017

The face behind those photos

Amazing photos from roadside planned burns in South West Victoria have been appearing on the Lismore and District Rural Fire Brigades’ Group Facebook page.

 9.58 AM 8 March, 2017

Safer together at work in Lorne community

As Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) planned fuel reduction burning program begins, CFA’s Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) teams have been out around Lorne supporting them.

 11.40 AM 7 March, 2017

Pat helps drive support program

One of CFA’s first female volunteer members in her area, Pat Bigham is an inspiring woman who has dedicated her career to helping others and serving her community.

 4.52 PM 6 March, 2017

Acheron’s first female firey

As part of International Women’s Day, CFA is celebrating some of its incredible members throughout the week.

 3.00 PM 6 March, 2017

Good Friday Appeal 2017

The Good Friday Appeal for 2017 was officially launched today at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

 3.31 PM 3 March, 2017

CFA and MFB fireys switch stations

Firefighters from CFA and MFB will be swapping helmets today to mark the start of their 12-month secondment program. 

 2.28 PM 3 March, 2017

Inspirational women share their stories

The annual ICMI Women in Leadership showcase returned to Melbourne this year and certainly didn't disappoint, with all four highly-regarded speakers sharing their informative - and at times, emotional - stories with the captive audience.

 3.57 PM 1 March, 2017

International Women’s Day Wednesday 8 March

As Chief Officer I take seriously the need for CFA to be an inclusive organisation.  We all have a role in supporting diversity and ensuring our organisation is a safe and welcoming environment for women.

 1.02 PM 1 March, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

 2.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Trentham FB thanks Lyonville community

Thank you to the Lyonville community.

 10.03 AM 26 February, 2017

Aussie Day BBQs snag $70,000 for CFA

On Saturday 28 January, Victorians opened their mouths and their pockets at the Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ, held at Bunnings stores, raising more than $70,000 for CFA 43 brigades.

 2.37 PM 24 February, 2017

National Red Balloon Day says thank you to fireys

Victorians are being urged to support National Red Balloon Day by purchasing and displaying a red balloon to raise money and say thank-you to firefighters for the brave and courageous work they do.

 10.23 AM 24 February, 2017

Board communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday 20 February 2017.  

 10.05 AM 24 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans – Wed 22 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 February, in all fire weather districts, except the North East and across Gippsland.

 5.23 PM 21 February, 2017

Bushfire prevention partnership still delivering

A proactive bushfire prevention partnership developed between CFA and Gippsland Community Correctional Services - Community Work Program continues to deliver results across the community.

 12.13 PM 21 February, 2017

CFA features in round one of grants

CFA operational equipment, community education, training and development and maintenance projects will be funded thanks to the first round of emergency volunteer grants announced this week.

 1.50 PM 17 February, 2017

Maiden Gully’s Towards 2025 Project

In 2015, Maiden Gully Fire Brigade reviewed the infrastructure needed to adequately support its community into the future.

 10.22 AM 17 February, 2017

The original firebomber

Victorian pilot Keith Davidson’s life in the air and on the air base is pioneering stuff.

 4.31 PM 15 February, 2017

Dromana hits $300,000 in Ritchies donations

Dromana Fire Brigade recently notched up more than $300,000 in donations via the Ritchies Community Benefit Program – making it the highest individual CFA brigade recipient of the local community fundraising program.

 2.41 PM 15 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans on Wednesday

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Wimmera, South West and Central fire weather districts for tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 February.

 4.23 PM 14 February, 2017

Captain Koala is looking for love

CFA’s Captain Koala braved the big smoke looking for love this Valentine’s Day.

 11.45 AM 14 February, 2017

Western Districts fires 40 year anniversary

The Sun News-Pictorial emblazoned their cover with a photo of devastation in the township of Streatham and called 12 February 1977 “the day the west caught fire”.

 9.08 AM 13 February, 2017

Rock till you drop at Lyonville Fireman's Ball

      EVENT CLOSED   TONIGHT 25/02/2017 Let the good times roll at the Trentham CFA Lyonville Fire Truck Fund-Raiser

 12.02 PM 12 February, 2017

Tennis, treats and a big thank you

Delicious nibbles, drinks and a bird’s eye view of Venus Williams and Andy Murray were just a few of the perks that ten CFA members and their partners were treated to at this year’s Australian Open.  

 2.07 PM 10 February, 2017

Pump up the volume

District 14’s Research and Eltham brigades have an evolving risk on their back doors.

 10.23 PM 9 February, 2017

TFB in Central, Mallee, Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban is in place tomorrow, Thursday, 9 February, in the Central, Wimmera and Mallee fire weather districts with a hot and humid day forecast.

 5.06 PM 8 February, 2017

The Art of Roadside Burning

Roadside burning is being elevated to an art form in three brigade areas south of Ballarat where a long black ribbon of burnt ground now slices through the landscape. In fact, it stretches from one side of District 15 to the other.

 11.39 AM 6 February, 2017

See it first on CFA Members

Ever find yourself wondering what the other brigades are up to?

 10.42 AM 1 February, 2017

Grassland burn learning exercise

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working together to complete roadside fuel reduction planned burns in the south-west of the state.

 11.56 AM 31 January, 2017

Talking and walking ‘safety first’

CFA has turned up the ante on safety with a tool called ‘Safety Share.’

 1.16 PM 30 January, 2017

‘Bill’ Bowery, a CFA legend

After more than 70 years in CFA, Kangaroo Flat’s William “Bill” Bowery has certainly gained the respect of his peers.

 10.14 AM 26 January, 2017

Paul, a CFA legend

The CFA culture has been deeply embedded in Paul King’s life from a young age and he has certainly come a long way since joining the Wodonga Fire Brigade in 1979 as a junior member.

 10.09 AM 26 January, 2017

Henry, a true example of CFA

In a career spanning four decades Henry Barton leaves behind a strong legacy in CFA. 

 10.06 AM 26 January, 2017

From ‘bags and bushes’ to AFSM

Nearly sixty years have passed since Graham Petrie first set foot inside the Beazley’s Bridge Fire Brigade in Victoria’s West. 

 10.03 AM 26 January, 2017

35 years with CFA rewarded

For the past 35 years, CFA volunteer, group officer and former Board member James ‘Don’ Robertson has spent his summers doing two main two things: running a mixed farming operation near Strathkellar in the heart of District 5 and fighting fires across Victoria and NSW.

 9.58 AM 26 January, 2017

Kilmore ‘like family’

When Anthony Archer moved to Kilmore in 1984, there wasn’t much more than a fire station, a football ground and a general store.

 9.53 AM 26 January, 2017