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CFA members receive top honours

CFA members have featured in the fire and emergency services sector of the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.

 9.49 AM 26 January, 2017

CO Update – Response boundaries, Pride March

Today I’d like to chat with you about two topics: response boundaries, and CFA’s involvement in the Pride March in St Kilda this weekend. 

 11.06 AM 23 January, 2017

CFA to join Pride March

CFA Pride is inviting CFA members, family, friends and supporters to join the march in uniform with their lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) colleagues at the Midsumma Festival Pride March on Sunday, 29 January.

 10.04 AM 20 January, 2017

Tourist hot spot no longer a black spot

Devils River has long been a hot spot for holiday makers, who flock to the area to enjoy camping and water sporting adventures. 

 10.16 AM 19 January, 2017

Macedon goes automatic

Shortly after Ash Wednesday, the Macedon community rallied to raise funds for the town’s first brigade-owned vehicle. Not only was it brigade owned. It was brigade built.

 5.00 PM 17 January, 2017

Tangambalanga New Year's Day fire

 A grassfire was started by a truck being used to cart hay.

 12.33 AM 17 January, 2017

CFA declares TFBs for Tuesday

Total Fire Bans are in place tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 January, in the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central districts, with conditions predicted to be the hottest and driest so far this season.

 3.04 PM 16 January, 2017

Faces of CFA

What binds CFA's staff and volunteers is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch of men and women, young, old and in-between.

 2.11 PM 16 January, 2017

How do you like your eggs?

Residents along the Mornington Peninsula have been reminded of the danger of leaving their kids, pets and even eggs (!) in their cars on hot days.  

 9.52 AM 16 January, 2017

CFA says: Don’t be a butthead

It’s easy to be complacent; to think that your behaviour won’t affect anyone else, but even the small act of throwing a cigarette butt from your car makes you a butthead.

 12.22 PM 12 January, 2017

Everyone wins at Mansfield’s Fire Ready Trivia

Both the risk and reality of bushfire has long shaped the lives of those who reside in Mansfield in Victoria’s North East. 

 10.54 AM 12 January, 2017

Evaporative coolers cause house fires

CFA has warned residents to check evaporative coolers, after crews attended four house fires caused by these systems over the weekend (7-8 January).

 10.23 AM 12 January, 2017

Always CFA

Respected throughout the Victorian firefighting family, Chief Officer Steve Warrington presents in an authoritative and knowledgeable manner.

 9.37 AM 10 January, 2017

Tankers with wings

“They are just tankers with wings.” CFA aviation officer Wayne Rigg is walking across Avalon Airport’s apron pointing to RJ and Hercules. 

 11.01 AM 6 January, 2017

Caroline Springs house fire

Just after 9.30pm on Thursday night (29th December), Caroline Springs Fire Brigade, along with MFB crews from St Albans and Taylors Lakes, responded to a reported house fire in Caroline Springs.

 3.03 PM 3 January, 2017

Operation Western Impact - A Success!

On Thursday 15 December 2016, representatives from CFA, Victoria Police, Forest Fire Management, Golden Plains Shire, City of Greater Geelong, VicRoads, DHHS and Powercor converged at Corio Fire Station to participate in ‘Operation Western Impact’ – a scenario developed and based on fire behaviours of past catastrophic events, such as Western District fires (1977), Ash Wednesday (1983) and several major fires on 14 January 1985.

 4.38 PM 30 December, 2016

CFA Chief Officer on Today Show

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington speaks to Channel Nine’s Today Show about barbecue safety ahead of the Christmas period.  

 9.46 AM 23 December, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Chief Officer

It’s about to be Christmas and New Year’s, so I hope you all have a great break over the next week and spend time with your families.

 12.15 PM 22 December, 2016

CFA initiatives growing fire awareness

CFA’s work helping Victorian communities to plan and prepare for fire has been recognised at this year’s Fire Awareness Awards, with two important projects winning Fire Service Awards.  

 9.27 AM 21 December, 2016

Firefighting feels like home

Firefighter recruit Rachelle Poustie is one of the newest members of the CFA family, however she already feels right at home.

 11.24 AM 20 December, 2016

Boomers Reserve planned burn a great success

Panton Hill and St Andrews brigades joined forces with Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVIC) to successfully carry out a 0.5-hectare burn at Boomers Nature Conservation Reserve near Panton Hill on 1 December. 

 4.27 PM 19 December, 2016

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