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Don’t let a dodgy BBQ ruin your Grand Final w/e

As AFL rivals Richmond and Adelaide prepare to battle it out at the ‘G’ this weekend, make sure you are prepared to celebrate the long weekend safely in your backyard.

9.04 AM 28 September, 2017

Update on East Gippsland fires

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria crews continue to work in steep terrain on bushfires burning in parts of East Gippsland.

4.53 PM 27 September, 2017

CFA juniors head to the Aus Fire Cadet Champs

Twelve CFA juniors from brigades across Victoria have been selected to compete in the 2017 biennial Australian Fire Cadet Championships, to be held on the New South Wales Central Coast in October.

4.45 PM 27 September, 2017

CFA Board Communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on 18 September 2017.

3.21 PM 27 September, 2017

New processes and guidance - clutter/hoarding

Residential fires involving significant clutter or hoarding are extremely dangerous for both occupants and firefighters. 

5.12 PM 26 September, 2017

More than 50 fires escape from private burn offs

Over the weekend, windy conditions saw more than 50 fires escape from private burn offs across the state.

3.10 PM 25 September, 2017

Smoke alarm program saves victim’s life

A woman whose life was saved by a smoke alarm during an alleged arson attack had had the device installed by firefighters less than 18 months earlier.

2.58 PM 25 September, 2017

10th anniversary of racing up the tallest building

The tenth anniversary of the race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building will see participants from all over Australia and overseas raise much-needed funds for charity partners Whitelion and Interplast.

1.03 PM 25 September, 2017

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.

1.33 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).

12.56 PM 22 September, 2017
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