News & Media


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

Firefighting saw improves roof access

A world-first firefighting pole saw developed by Bendigo fire brigade is well on the way to finding a home on CFA’s Bronto ladder platform fleet.

 12.45 PM 26 April, 2016

Walking off the war within, one year on

Anzac Day 2016: it's one year exactly since career firefighter Nathan Shanahan completed his almost-400-kilometre walk from Mildura to Adelaide to help lift the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

 10.03 AM 25 April, 2016

CFA supports its own after Ross Creek crash

CFA is assisting four members and their families, after an early morning crash involving a support vehicle.

 1.54 PM 21 April, 2016

Another great training opportunity

The CFA volunteers who attended the recent burn camp at Cape Otway would like to extend a huge thank you to the small team of people who made the event possible.

 1.06 AM 21 April, 2016

Your chance to see inside the SCC

As part of National Volunteer Week, CFA and Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) are organising two State Control Centre (SCC) tours for our volunteers. 

 10.50 AM 20 April, 2016

From the CEO – status of Fair Work submission

We want to diversify our workplace and make sure CFA is reflective of our community, and today we have taken a further step towards achieving this. 

 5.45 PM 19 April, 2016

Out-of-control burn-offs prompt warning

CFA is urging Victorians to take extreme care when burning off after responding to a high volume of out-of-control private burn-offs since the end of fire restrictions in the majority of municipalities.

 11.58 AM 14 April, 2016

CEO Update: Training, football and leadership

Training is the one subject consistently raised with me when I’m out on the road visiting brigades and meeting members.

 12.43 PM 13 April, 2016

Look out for red back spiders

21-year-old CFA firefighter Jenna Allen is speaking out to fellow members about the dangers of red back spiders, warning members in rural areas to take care.

 11.29 AM 12 April, 2016

Learning through case studies

Each issue of Brigade magazine contains a ‘Learning from incidents’ section which includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management.

 11.41 AM 8 April, 2016

Petrol tanker overturns in Inglewood

A petrol tanker overturned on the corner of the Calder Highway and Sullivan Street, Inglewood at approx. 7.50pm on Wednesday 6 April. 

 11.04 PM 6 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

Scoresby & FRNSW talk hoselayers

Scoresby brigade continues to establish itself as a national frontrunner in large diameter hose laying and retrieval systems, assisting Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) with the introduction of their new Hytrans Hoselayer.

 11.20 AM 6 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 2016

2016 Bendigo Easter Torchlight

As part of the annual Bendigo Easter Festival, brigades from in and around the Bendigo area took part in a torchlight on Saturday night (26 March).

 9.16 PM 27 March, 2016

From the CEO – New Commendation and Fiskville

I believe it’s important we recognise our members who strive to go above and beyond their roles to serve CFA and our community.

 1.35 PM 24 March, 2016

CFA/MFB treadmill challenge

The 7th Annual CFA/MFB '2 Services - 1 Cause' relay event is on again.

 9.05 PM 20 March, 2016

Hoddles Creek Junior competes at Championships

On arriving at the Airport on Saturday 26 September, we walked into a room of quiet teenagers sitting with their families.

 2.53 PM 16 March, 2016

The grass is greener at Traralgon brigade

After a childhood mesmerised by the stories of his firefighting grandfathers, Jarrod Allan was destined for a career with CFA.

 11.48 AM 15 March, 2016

CEO's first 100 days

After three months as CEO and thousands of kilometres on the road attending CFA events and meeting members, Lucinda Nolan is most impressed by “the pride in the organisation, the pride in services delivered and problems worked through, and the pride in continuous improvement”.

 8.45 AM 15 March, 2016

Mildura 2016 Urban Senior State Champs Progress

The Mildura Urban Senior Championships have been hotly contested.

 5.18 PM 13 March, 2016

2016 Good Friday Appeal

Give so they may grow. CFA is encouraging members to get behind the 2016 Good Friday Appeal. This year will be the 85th Good Friday Appeal which will be held on 25 March, 2016.

 4.35 PM 11 March, 2016

VFBV Urban Champs this weekend

Keep up with the latest results from the VFBV Urban State Championships at Mildura this weekend by visiting VFBV Urban Championships on Facebook or the Mildura Fire Brigade website for updates every hour during competition.

 12.03 PM 11 March, 2016

CFA celebrates cultural diversity

CFA is proud to be a supporter of Cultural Diversity Week (12-20 March) and will be taking part in a range of activities throughout the week.

 11.01 AM 10 March, 2016

From the Tasmanian front line

Frank Beukelman was in the second wave of deployments to Tasmania, operating as a strike team leader out of the Stanley base camp to the Pipeline Road fire on the west coast.

 3.34 PM 9 March, 2016

Thanks ladies!

Surf Coast Shire acknowledges firefighters with an International Women's Day award.

 3.18 PM 9 March, 2016

CFA: stay away from Maitreya music festival

CFA has added its voice to authorities urging revellers to stay away from the unauthorised Maitreya music festival after organises failed to obtain a permit for the event near Charlton.

 4.52 PM 8 March, 2016