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The Basin's flashy Christmas show

CFA’s The Basin Fire Brigade are well and truly embracing the Christmas spirit, creating a festive film featuring flashy fire trucks, which has been viewed more than 300,000 times.

 3.17 PM 19 December, 2016

Santa’s little helpers out in force

Christmas is right around the corner, and CFA brigades are giving the reindeers a well-earned rest, helping Santa to deliver early gifts to a few very lucky children!

 12.11 PM 19 December, 2016

Final firefighters graduate for 2016

Almost half of the recruits who graduated as CFA’s newest career firefighters on Friday (16 December) were already dedicated volunteers.

 9.58 AM 19 December, 2016

FCVs and trucks as fire restriction billboards

This is a very simple and inexpensive way to get our fire restriction message out to our communities - use our FCVs and trucks as mobile billboards.

 3.19 PM 17 December, 2016

CFA Pride flies the flag

CFA and other emergency services participated in the Pride March for the first time in early 2015. 

 3.48 PM 14 December, 2016

Air fleet takes to the skies

Victorians will be better protected with the state’s largest firefighting air fleet officially launched at Avalon airport today.

 3.42 PM 14 December, 2016

CFA apprentice wins youth leadership award

CFA apprentice William Maynard leads by example in his quest to change the lives of young Indigenous men in his home town of Bairnsdale, East Gippsland. 

 12.05 PM 14 December, 2016

Total Fire Ban in place

A Total Fire Ban will be in place for the Mallee, Wimmera and Northern Country tomorrow (Tuesday, 13 December). 

 5.03 PM 12 December, 2016

Districts go orange for violence prevention

Staff recently participated in the 2016 Victoria Against Violence (VAV) campaign by hosting an ‘orange morning tea’ at the Swan Hill, Kerang and Bendigo offices.

 11.04 AM 12 December, 2016

White Ribbon Day: Bendigo

White Ribbon Day in Bendigo this year saw staff and volunteers from state, North West Region and District 2 come together to join over 400 people in the annual White Ribbon day event 'Bendigo Walks'.

 2.45 PM 9 December, 2016

Community conference receives fire awareness award

The Living with Bushfire Community Conference has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in fire service partnerships in this year’s Fire Awareness Awards.

 11.12 AM 9 December, 2016

Girl thanks fireys for life-saving medical help

The members of B Shift at Pakenham Fire Station had a surprise visitor today when 13-year-old Shanae Sykes from Pakenham knocked on the door to say thank you for responding to her family’s Triple Zero call for help on two occasions recently.

 9.40 PM 8 December, 2016

Great results from CFA and FFMV cooperation

CFA volunteers have assisted Forest Fire Management Victoria with a couple of recent burns and have come away with excellent stories of cooperation and camaraderie.

 6.47 PM 8 December, 2016

Taking it to the streets – part one

Gregg Paterson is the Acting Deputy Chief Officer for Training at CFA. In his first instalment of ‘Taking it to the streets’ Gregg gives us an insight into how CFA training will be planned in the future.

 11.43 AM 8 December, 2016

Ballarat recruit ready to give back to home town

For one of CFA’s newest recruits – Zoe Wathen – CFA has been a constant presence over the years.

 3.15 PM 7 December, 2016

Fire risk grows as Victoria dries out

Grass in Victoria’s west, central and north is drying rapidly, with strong spring growth resulting in potentially high fuel loads.

 2.15 PM 7 December, 2016

New and improved CFA Pix

CFA's official image gallery CFA Pix has undergone a major upgrade to refresh the interface and make it easier to use for all our subscribers.

 11.18 AM 7 December, 2016

CFA says thank you on International Volunteer Day

Today (5 December) is International Volunteer Day, a day where we join the global community in recognising and thanking our hard working volunteers.

 1.42 PM 5 December, 2016

500 years of service at Marong

On Saturday 26 November 2016, Marong Fire Brigade (District 2) celebrated a huge milestone. The Brigade was recognised for over 500 years of combined service to CFA with various awards being presented to members.

 11.46 AM 5 December, 2016

First-hand fire experience leads to new career

Losing a home in the Kinglake fires in 2009 and seeing her dad dedicate his life to volunteering inspired Vanessa Williams to become one of CFA’s newest career firefighters.

 11.31 AM 5 December, 2016

Let's Talk about youth suicide

Sam Fitzgibbon was a member of Ellerslie Fire Brigade alongside his dad Michael. At 21 years of age, Sam was a farmer with a firm handshake and a smile who always had time for a chat. He had a loving family and a network of friends and was a proud and perfectionist young man.

 10.06 AM 5 December, 2016

Are you prepared for fire?

Early decision-making is the focus of the Summer Fire Campaign for 2016-17, which launched today (Sunday 4 December) at Mount Derrimut Nature Conservation Reserve in Deer Park. 

 9.42 AM 4 December, 2016

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Sunday 4 December). 

 4.52 PM 3 December, 2016

White Ribbon Evacuation Drill

On Thursday 1st December 2016, Yarra Ranges Council and CFA (District 13) conducted a fire evacuation drill with a twist during at team.  

 12.10 PM 2 December, 2016

Open Day at Caroline Springs

On Sunday 27 November Caroline Springs Fire Brigade opened its doors to the community.

 4.23 PM 30 November, 2016

All along the watchtower

Spend an hour with North Warrandyte’s Sharon Sproule-Carroll and you’ll see why her three sons – new CFA recruits Kieran (23), Riley (21) and Tyson (18) – are so well prepared for brigade life.

 3.42 PM 29 November, 2016

Mornington Fire Brigade 100-year anniversary

Mornington Fire Brigade is planning to celebrate its 100th anniversary through a series of events and initiatives. 

 12.42 PM 29 November, 2016

Groups: a long and winding road

Christopher Simmins from Newstead Fire Brigade looks at the history of CFA's Group system.

 9.14 PM 28 November, 2016

Harkaway Fire Safe Day

Students at Harkaway Primary School teach the fire safety message to each other on Fire Safe Day.

 1.29 PM 26 November, 2016

Government response to Fiskville Inquiry

The Victorian Government has today tabled its response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiskville.

 4.07 PM 24 November, 2016

Chief and DCOs test their burn over skills

CFA crews were involved in 34 burn overs between 2009 and 2014.

 1.40 PM 24 November, 2016

Knights of the Round Table

On 25-27 November 2016 more than 100 avid motorcycle riders will be getting involved in Australia’s first Knights of the Round Table (KoRT) tournament.

 12.54 PM 24 November, 2016

Equity & Diversity Review extended to 18 December

The data collection phase of the Independent Equity and Diversity Review into CFA and MFB has been extended.  

 12.11 PM 22 November, 2016

CO Update – Stand up against domestic violence

This Friday (25 November) is White Ribbon Day and I would like to reinforce some really important messages around the issue of domestic violence. 

 11.59 AM 21 November, 2016

Medals awarded to FSCCs

Late last week (Thursday 18 November) in Ballarat, Chief Officer Steve Warrington had the honour of presenting National Emergency Medal’s and service awards to several well deserving Fire Service Communications Controllers (FSCC).

 9.40 AM 21 November, 2016

Narre Warren East gets planning for 2017

Narre Warren East Fire Brigade is aiming to raise much needed funds with their 2017 Volunteer Community Calendar.

 2.57 PM 18 November, 2016

CO Update – Kick starting two way communication

I’m keen to provide these updates on a much more regular basis, and I’d like to kick start a process of two way communication.

 12.07 PM 18 November, 2016

VicEmergency replaces FireReady

Emergency services including CFA helped to launch the new VicEmergency app and hotline today, 16 November at Elwood Life Saving Club.

 9.25 AM 16 November, 2016

CFA firefighter helps out during WA fire

During October this year, a lightning strike ignited a major grassfire on Ellenbrae Cattle Station in the heart of the Kimberley in Australia’s far north-west. 

 11.55 AM 15 November, 2016

Fire investigators visit NZ Training Centre

CFA fire investigators travelled to the New Zealand Fire Service National Training Centre in Rotorua last month to inspect the training facilities and learn from New Zealand’s experience.  

 9.16 AM 15 November, 2016

CFA Plan a must read for all

CFA has released its Annual Plan for 2016-17 that outlines its priorities for this period.

 12.28 PM 14 November, 2016

Mernda house fire

On Sunday 13 November at 6.55am Mernda, South Morang and Doreen fire brigades responded to a single-storey house fire.

 8.56 PM 13 November, 2016

Midura Storm creates havoc

Mildura and surrounding areas were hit by a series of severe storms early on Saturday morning.

 7.08 PM 13 November, 2016

CO Update – VEOHRC survey closing 18 November

Today I’m encouraging all of you to take part in the Equity and Diversity Review survey, which closes next Friday 18 November.

 1.25 PM 11 November, 2016

Women step up to take the lead

Two women from CFA District 18 have taken the next step in their leadership journey, having recently completed the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Swan Hill ‘Stepping up to Leadership’ program.

 10.23 AM 11 November, 2016

CO Update – The role of the group

Today I’ve provided members with my thoughts on what the role of the group is here at CFA. 

 5.03 PM 4 November, 2016

MFB and CFA cricket day a huge success

CFA and MFB challenged each other to a day of cricket last Sunday (30 October), giving past and present firefighters the opportunity to show off their cricketing prowess in two 20/20 cricket matches at Victoria Park, Kew.

 11.30 AM 3 November, 2016

The Fire Safety Pledge is back and ready to launch

Members of the public have the chance to win one of four Samsung Galaxy Tablets or one of four $100 Bunnings vouchers just by pledging to be better prepared for the threat of fire when the CFA Fire Safety Pledge is launched at 1:00pm today (3 November 2016).

 9.13 AM 3 November, 2016

FIRRE shortlisted for Fire Awareness Award

Diamond Creek Fire Brigade’s Fire Insight and Risk Recognition Event (FIRRE) has been shortlisted in this year’s Fire Awareness Awards.

 1.41 PM 31 October, 2016

Career firefighter recruitment campaign reopens

From midday Monday 14th November CFA will provide a small window for prospective candidates to apply for the role of Career Firefighter.

 1.51 PM 28 October, 2016