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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

AFSM Nominations - Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

CFA is in the process of consolidating nominations for the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) for the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017. Due Date: 1 November, 2016 (CFA closing date)

 3.08 PM 2 August, 2016

Dodging snow – all for a good cause

For most firefighters, dodging falling snow is not part of a day’s work.

 11.37 AM 29 July, 2016

CO Steve Warrington message

G'day, I'm Steve Warrington, and I’ve just been appointed Chief Officer for the next six months.

 5.17 PM 28 July, 2016

Inglewood petrol tanker rollover – case study

The ‘Learning from incidents’ section of Brigade magazine includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management. Here, we analyse the Inglewood petrol tanker rollover in April 2016.

 9.48 AM 26 July, 2016

Red25: engaging the community to donate blood

It's no secret that every year emergency services personnel compete for bragging rights in the Australian Red Cross’ Red25 blood challenge.

 4.54 PM 25 July, 2016

Brigade social media surges

As we move closer to the 6th State Forum, social media will continue to be a hot topic – no surprise given the number of brigades with a Facebook page has nearly doubled over the past year. 

 4.45 PM 21 July, 2016

Register your event for increased exposure

Are you hosting a CFA Open Day, road show, campaign launch or other community engagement event? Maybe you are taking part in fundraising or a local community function. Make sure you remember to register your next event on the CFA event registration webpage to help increase awareness and community attendance.

 4.18 PM 21 July, 2016

From the Chair: Four volunteers appointed to Board

I am pleased to announce four volunteers have now been appointed to CFA’s Board.

 7.15 PM 19 July, 2016

Tell us what you think

If you haven’t already completed the Member Communications Survey, we encourage you to take a few minutes to tell us what you think.

 11.29 AM 19 July, 2016

Rescue dog training

Recently LFF Jason Halls and SARDA’s Julie Cowan coordinated another training session between Dandenong Fire Brigade's B platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia), this time at Dandenong Fire Station.

 3.02 PM 14 July, 2016

Roof collapse – case study

The ‘Learning from incidents’ section of Brigade magazine includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management. Here, we analyse two roof collapse incidents.

 12.07 PM 13 July, 2016

NAIDOC Week celebration in District 11

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 2.28 PM 12 July, 2016

Progress continues at regional training centres

The assessment and environmental improvement program to upgrade water management and improve water treatment which is currently underway at CFA’s regional training campuses has achieved an important environmental milestone.

 3.47 PM 11 July, 2016

CEO statement

The CFA today announces the resignation of Joe Buffone as Chief Officer.

 3.37 PM 30 June, 2016

CFA supports students' Koori Dreaming Art project

The doors of Broadford Fire Station are set to come to life thanks to an Indigenous youth art project involving students from Broadford Secondary College.

 12.45 PM 30 June, 2016

Message from the CEO

Yesterday was my first day at CFA as Chief Executive Officer.

 11.45 AM 28 June, 2016

Swan Hill beats the heat

Swan Hill experiences extreme heat during late spring, throughout summer and often into autumn. With summer days recorded to over 46o the impact of extreme heat on communities and individuals in Swan Hill is severe. 

 5.48 PM 22 June, 2016

Media statement – Supreme Court hearing

The Supreme Court injunction today has been lifted.

 2.28 PM 22 June, 2016

Edithvale CFA hits Barcelona

Edithvale Brigade member Vince Kinna has just competed in the Extreme Barcelona ISA World Championship 2016 (scootering) representing Australia.

 2.42 PM 20 June, 2016

New firefighters hit the ground running

After 19 weeks of intense training in theory and practice, 30 new recruits will today graduate as career firefighters.

 2.26 PM 15 June, 2016

Queen's Birthday Honours 2016

The 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours were announced by the Governor-General today (Monday, 13 June 2016).

 9.30 AM 13 June, 2016

Multiple brigades rein in Seaford factory fire

More than 40 firefighters and 12 appliances made short work of a factory fire that threatened a Seaford industrial area on Friday.

 6.17 PM 11 June, 2016

Thank you from Wye River Fire Brigade

The members of Wye River Fire Brigade want to acknowledge and pass on our sincere thanks to all the CFA brigades that came to our aid to help us fight the devastating Christmas Day fire that threatened to destroy our entire town. 

 12.36 PM 10 June, 2016

District 11 contributes to blood challenge

CFA Staff from D11 booked a bed in the Red Cross Blood Service Mobile unit and contributed to the Challenge Tally! 

 11.22 AM 10 June, 2016

Breathing Apparatus tender update

CFA and MFB, in conjunction with Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria and Ambulance Victoria, have closed the tender and commenced evaluation for new breathing apparatus sets.  

 5.33 PM 8 June, 2016

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 2.37 PM 8 June, 2016