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Update from Steve Smith ACO Inclusion & Fairness

Assistant Chief Officer, Inclusion and Fairness, Steve Smith provides an update on his first few months in the role. Steve also provides some ideas on how we can all contribute to CFA being an inclusive and equitable organisation. If you would like subtitles, click on the first icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

12.33 PM 22 September, 2017

Quad bikes – control is an illusion

At a roadside fuel reduction burn in February 2017, there was an incident involving a quad bike fitted with a rollover operator protective device (OPD).

11.56 AM 22 September, 2017

Off-road driver training at CFA

In the 1990s, CFA built an off-road driving track at Fiskville to teach drivers off-road techniques on sand and at water crossings, not commonly found in national parks and state forests where off-road driver training was being conducted.

11.51 AM 22 September, 2017

District 8 2017 Interfaith Tour

Building on the success of the Inaugural Tour in October 2016, the Community Safety Team again organised a tour of local places of worship within the District 8 area with the theme being, Many Faiths, One People.

9.49 AM 22 September, 2017


On Sunday 10 September, Glenmaggie Fire Station opened their doors to host 30+ Heyfield RSL members and families for their annual get together. Everyone had a very enjoyable day and had a good look around the Station even having a go on the end of a hose from the Tanker.

9.37 AM 22 September, 2017

Early morning call out in Nutfield

It was an early start for CFA crews this morning when they were call to a house fire in on Mine Road in Nutfield.

8.32 AM 22 September, 2017

Sept news from the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC

With the release of the Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 and the AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference, it has been a busy month at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. 

1.05 PM 21 September, 2017

Happy New Year!

Today and tomorrow, CFA’s Jewish and Muslim members celebrate the beginning of their respective New Years.

8.41 PM 20 September, 2017

Emergency Services Blood Challenge sets new record

CFA has recorded its best result in the recently completed 2017 Emergency Services Blood Challenge with its members recording 940 donations over the three-month event.

12.52 PM 20 September, 2017

Dundas Group prepares for fire season

Dundas Group of Fire Brigades consisting of 18 Brigades from District 5 in South West Victoria conducted its annual pre-season training exercise utilising the Air Base at the Hamilton Airport last Sunday.  

3.00 PM 19 September, 2017
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