News & Media


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

Mens Health Week is coming

Men’s Health Week is a national event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with male health.

 1.33 PM 2 June, 2016

New FOV full of features

A new Field Operations Vehicle built for CFA’s Westernport Group will have full CFA network connectivity and incorporate visual feeds from three types of cameras – including a 4-metre extendable ‘mast’ camera. 

 1.11 PM 2 June, 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.

 9.46 AM 30 May, 2016

Fiskville Inquiry report released

Today the final report from the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into Fiskville Training College was released.

 2.58 PM 24 May, 2016

New French Island station opens

CFA has officially opened a new station for one of its most isolated brigades.

 1.40 PM 23 May, 2016

CEO Update: support for our dairy farmers

Most of us understand the challenges that come with responding to incidents and emergencies and the impact this can have on our members and their families.

 3.30 PM 19 May, 2016

Wodonga hosts National Emergency Medal Ceremony

Last week in Wodonga, Chief Officer Joe Buffone had the honour of presenting more than 80 National Emergency Medals for service during Black Saturday fires to CFA District 24 volunteers and staff.

 4.02 PM 18 May, 2016

CFA's second Fiskville submission

CFA’s second submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee Inquiry into Fiskville Training College is now publically available. Click here to view.

 10.42 AM 18 May, 2016

Went in green, came out "very black indeed"

Ash Wednesday, 1983. Noel Nealon had just cycled 39 kilometres into the CBD when his pager went off, calling him out to a massive blaze tearing through Belgrave South. It was his very first fire.  

 10.18 AM 10 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 2016

PARTY Program in Euroa

On Monday 18 April the PARTY program was held at Euroa Secondary College.

 8.59 PM 3 May, 2016

New BMT role: get the support you need

When Will Vale’s captain asked him to nominate for the new Community Safety Coordinator role on the BMT, he agreed to put his hand up – even though (in his words) he’d never ‘done’ community safety in his life. 

 4.18 PM 2 May, 2016

Casey Group new recruits - April Class of 2016

Casey Group welcomed its newest volunteer members on Saturday 30 April.

 2.59 PM 2 May, 2016

Get set for National Volunteer Week

With National Volunteer Week (9-15 May) just around the corner, CFA has planned a wide range of activities and events to celebrate our members’ achievements.

 5.40 PM 29 April, 2016

CEO Update: State Government Budget

Today’s State Government Budget has set aside some significant allocations for CFA that will continue to fund some of our key projects over the next four years.

 5.53 PM 27 April, 2016

$228 million for Victoria’s emergency services

Emergency services workers will receive the new facilities, resources and skills they need to protect lives and property as part of a $228 million boost in the Victorian Budget 2016-17. **Victorian Government Media Release**

 2.52 PM 27 April, 2016