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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

CFA crews 'rescue test' new cars

CFA rescue crews inspected the latest in car safety technology at the Holden Proving Ground at Lang Lang last weekend (15-16 October).  

 10.00 AM 28 October, 2016

Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group

The Volunteer Reference Group (VRG) is vital in assisting with the planning and organising of the State Forum each year; and is used as a reference for other matters relating to the role of volunteers in CFA community safety engagement and education.

 12.56 PM 26 October, 2016

Statement from CFA CEO on Supreme Court action

The Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) has discontinued proceedings against Country Fire Authority (CFA) in the Supreme Court.

 10.45 AM 25 October, 2016

CFA horse lovers volunteer to help at Equitana

As official community partner of EQUITANA Melbourne 2016, the largest equine showcase in the Southern Hemisphere, CFA will focus on helping horse owners prepare and plan for the upcoming bushfire season.

 2.07 PM 21 October, 2016

Be a part of CFA’s White Ribbon Campaign

CFA is wearing a white ribbon!

 11.49 AM 17 October, 2016

NWR plans for greater gender equity

CFA'S North West Region is taking the lead on gender equity and the prevention of violence against women. 

 11.36 AM 14 October, 2016

Don't Do It Alone documentary released

Three years ago, Operations Officer Terry Heafield’s battle with depression and anxiety took him to the lowest low of his life.

 11.26 AM 14 October, 2016

CFA assists SES with rooftop safety

Specialist CFA firefighters assisted storm-affected residents in the Dandenong Ranges. Urban Search and Rescue (Category 2), Rooftop safety with Chainsaw, and Impact Assessment teams were all deployed in response to the storm damage.

 10.20 AM 11 October, 2016

Update on consultative committee

In response to strong interest from our Professional, Technical and Administrative (PTA) staff, applications for membership to the Committee will now be open to all CFA staff.

 9.39 AM 7 October, 2016

Loch Sport volunteers donate towards 'dream'

CFA’s Loch Sport Fire Brigade recently donated $2000 towards helping a local teenager with cerebral palsy fulfil a dream.

 8.14 AM 4 October, 2016

More CFA stations now EMR capable

CFA firefighters at integrated brigades will help protect more Victorian lives by responding to life-threatening medical emergencies alongside Ambulance Victoria paramedics.

 12.25 PM 3 October, 2016

CFA Open Days in full swing

CFA Open Days are in full swing with hundreds of fire brigades opening their doors to their local community.

 1.12 PM 29 September, 2016

CO Steve Warrington interviewed on 3AW

Transcript of CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington interview with 3AW's Neil Mitchell on Wednesday, 28 September. 

 8.40 AM 29 September, 2016

Behind the scenes with Fire Investigator Mark

CFA News chatted this week to Fire Investigator Mark Collins about the hows and whys behind fire investigation: Part One

 5.20 PM 27 September, 2016

Battery-operated rescue tools power brigade

Apollo Bay is set to become the first CFA brigade in the state to carry a permanent set of battery-operated tools for vehicle rescue after being awarded a Victorian Government grant. 

 11.53 AM 27 September, 2016

Blue Ribbon Day – Thursday 29 September 2016

Blue Ribbon Day is when all Victorians are encouraged to remember Victoria Police officers who have been killed in the line of duty and pay tribute to the 159 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting Victoria.  Blue Ribbon Day is also an opportunity to show police men and women who continue to serve that their community is grateful and their work is valued.

 10.08 AM 22 September, 2016

The Official Blood Challenge results are in!

The Red Cross Blood Service has released the official State and National Results. CFA has taken out all the 2016 Victorian awards.

 9.24 AM 20 September, 2016

It's all about the flow

It all began with a word from the captain: a number of us had been selected for a Pilot Advanced Pumps and Hydraulics course. 

 7.37 PM 18 September, 2016

Nominate a CFA volunteer in Young Achiever Awards

CFA members can recognise our leaders of the future by nominating a volunteer in the Victorian Young Achiever Awards.

 11.42 AM 15 September, 2016

CFA members share traditional burning learning

Victorian landscapes can be burnt at lower intensities and more often, according to CFA members who recently conducted research into Aboriginal burning practices.

 10.52 AM 15 September, 2016

ESF Scholarship a golden opportunity

Sometimes all it takes to kick start a great idea is the right opportunity and the right knowledge and contacts. 

 3.04 PM 13 September, 2016

Don’s race to Timor

Don Garlick was only 19 when he survived a burnover while fighting the Warburton Ash Wednesday fire.

 2.06 PM 13 September, 2016

Rural-urban interface firefighting

Fire and Emergency Management has made a new video Rural-urban interface firefighting for the Victorian fire agencies.

 3.47 PM 12 September, 2016

Going the distance for Damien

After an epic 563 kilometres, it was truly fitting that the 20 ‘Mildura to Melbourne’ firefighters crossed the finish line together with family, friends and support people.

 2.23 PM 9 September, 2016

CEO Update: Operational Enterprise Agreement

As you know, last month the VFBV sought an injunction in the Supreme Court, with CFA agreeing to defer a vote on the Operational Enterprise Agreement until the court action was complete.

 12.59 PM 9 September, 2016

Trailer for Terry Heafield doco: Don’t Do It Alone

Three years ago, Operations Officer Terry Heafield’s battle with depression and anxiety took him to the lowest low of his life.

 12.24 PM 8 September, 2016

Pre-Season Update 2016-17 now online

The 2016-17 Pre-Season Update is now on our website.

 3.52 PM 7 September, 2016

I soon realised this was the life of a firefighter

It was 3.04am when the call came in. A house fire in Noble Park, southeast of Melbourne, 1984. Structure fully involved.

 12.45 PM 7 September, 2016

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016

The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016 shows a mixed picture for fire potential, with the exceptionally warm and wet conditions experienced through winter likely to continue into spring.

 11.38 AM 6 September, 2016

Fire brigades to open station doors

More than 250 CFA fire brigades will open their doors to the community over the next few months to show Victoria how they protect lives and property all year round.

 1.06 PM 2 September, 2016

ESO blood challenge closes for 2016

The 2016 Emergency Services Blood Challenge, conducted from 1 June to 31 August, has now closed with a record number of donations made across the emergency services sector. 

 12.24 PM 2 September, 2016

Cold climate jackets for brigades

Each volunteer brigade is set to be issued with six cold climate jackets as part of a new project being run by CFA’s State PPE&C management centre.

 3.57 PM 30 August, 2016

Gloves a must for echidna rescue

Firefighters from Corinella Fire Brigade took time out from a routine maintenance run last Sunday to offer a helping (gloved) hand to an echidna stuck on a roadside. 

 1.53 PM 30 August, 2016

Get Moving Challenge

Get Moving is back! We have made some enhancements to the program based on feedback from last year and we can’t wait to get it underway.  

 2.43 PM 29 August, 2016

Learning about multicultural volunteering

Regional BASOs Sue Martin (West), Kirsten Dudink and Bec McDonald (North West), along with Sherene Mounier and Tim Firman (HQ) were privileged to attend the inaugural Volunteering Victoria Multicultural Volunteering Conference on Tuesday at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne.

 5.23 PM 26 August, 2016

VESEP grants – be ahead of the game

Brigades are being encouraged to start thinking and preparing now for any vehicle, equipment and building grant submissions they were thinking to put in through the Victorian Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP), and to get the right support and advice from district staff.

 3.21 PM 26 August, 2016

‘We need YOU’: BA project trials in Wangaratta

CFA is calling on volunteers in the north of the state and beyond to take part in trialling breathing apparatus sets to be potentially used across the emergency services sector into the future.

 2.36 PM 26 August, 2016

First medium pumpers off production lines

The first batch of next generation medium pumpers is one step closer to getting on the road, with four of the 12 new pumpers handed over to district mechanical workshops.

 4.46 PM 25 August, 2016

Volunteer Survey - only a few days left

Volunteers with CFA and other Victorian emergency agencies have only a few days left to take part in the 2016 VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey.

 4.28 PM 22 August, 2016

CFA announced as 2016 EQUITANA partner

CFA is proud to be announced as the Official Community Partner of EQUITANA Melbourne 2016

 3.53 PM 18 August, 2016

Vote on Operational Enterprise Agreement deferred

CFA Chief Executive Officer, Frances Diver, announced today that the vote on the proposed Operational Enterprise Agreement (EA) will be deferred until the outcome of the Supreme Court action is determined.

 2.46 PM 17 August, 2016

Casey Group lays hose under pressure

On Sunday 24 July, brigades in Casey Group (District 8) participated in a relay pumping practical exercise based at the Monash University Berwick campus flowing into the car park of the Nossal High School.

 7.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Statement from the Chair

The CFA Board has today decided to progress the proposed Operational Enterprise Agreement (EA) and put it to a vote of operational staff.

 7.44 PM 12 August, 2016

Emergency Services Blood Challenge 2016

CFA take the lead in the 2016 Blood Challenge although it is still a tight race with the finish on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

 5.03 PM 12 August, 2016

Sebastopol LPG flare-off unit back on the road

While attending a callout to assist the Linton Fire Brigade in the early hours of an April morning, the Sebastopol Fire Brigade's Hilux ute was involved in a traffic accident and severely damaged, along with some of the flare-off equipment.

 6.26 PM 10 August, 2016

Final weeks - Emergency Services Blood Challange

The 2016 ESO Blood Challenge finishes on Wednesday 31 August 2016. VicPol is still in front 509 v 489, so we need at least 20 to 40 more donations!

 4.15 PM 5 August, 2016

A great day at Corinella

Under grey skies the members of the Corinella Fire Brigade and the local community gathered at Corinella Fire Station to celebrate a significant milestone in the brigade’s history.

 2.11 PM 4 August, 2016

Could your brigade be the next FAA winner?

Have you worked with your local community and developed a fire-focused prevention and preparedness initiative? The 2016 Fire Awareness Awards are open and would like to celebrate your good work.

 4.12 PM 3 August, 2016