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Rescue operation underway near Bacchus Marsh

CFA crews are working to bring two teenage boys down from a cliff off Werribee Vale Rd, Maddingley this afternoon.

3.55 PM 16 December, 2017

Fire restrictions in North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 22 December 2017:

  • Banyule City Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District)
  • Nillumbuk Shire Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District)
2.55 PM 15 December, 2017

Grants to build a bright future for our volunteers

CFA has launched its $10 million Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program (EVGP) and is inviting applications from individual brigades as well as joint applications across brigade catchments. 

8.23 AM 15 December, 2017

Christmas lights spark warning

CFA and MFB are urging Victorians to celebrate the festive season safely and avoid firefighters crashing their Christmas.

4.03 PM 14 December, 2017

CFA statement: Incident at Balmoral

11.37 AM 14 December, 2017

Total Fire Ban for Mallee and Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Wimmera regions tomorrow (Wednesday 13 December). 

6.38 PM 12 December, 2017

Fire restrictions introduced across the state

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 18 December 2017:

10.37 AM 12 December, 2017

Lara looks to the future

Lara Fire Station enjoyed a day of food, fun and family entertainment on Sunday 10 December to welcome career firefighters to the community.

12.53 PM 11 December, 2017

Fire Awareness Awards 2017

On Monday 4 December a number of diverse projects were recognised at the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards.

1.25 PM 8 December, 2017

Career firefighters start shifts at Lara

Twenty-five career firefighters joined volunteers at Lara Fire Station from today (8 December) to increase capacity to protect life and property in this growing community. 

9.59 AM 8 December, 2017

Fire restrictions announced for South West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 11 December 2017:

3.13 PM 6 December, 2017

Transcript: CEO Frances Diver on 3AW

Transcript of CFA Chief Executive Officer Frances Diver interview with 3AW’s Neil Mitchell on Wednesday, 6 December. 

11.11 AM 6 December, 2017

Vehicle accident in Bayswater

*UPDATED AS OF 10.40am*

10.27 AM 1 December, 2017

Large grass fire in Mount Cottrell

*UPDATED as of 8.30pm*

8.04 PM 29 November, 2017

Fire restrictions introduced across the state

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 4 December 2017:

4.15 PM 27 November, 2017

Bushfire in Gembrook

This afternoon (22 November) firefighters were called to assist with a bushfire at the Bunyip State Park in Gembrook.

5.09 PM 22 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in West and North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 27 November 2017:

1.31 PM 21 November, 2017

Penshurst stormwater diversion works complete

CFA is pleased to announce the stormwater diversion works at the VEMTC Penshurst training campus are now complete.

2.03 PM 20 November, 2017

Statement from Chair of the Board: New CFA CEO

I am pleased to announce following a thorough and extensive recruitment process, Dr Paul Smith has been appointed the permanent Chief Executive Officer of CFA.

2.25 PM 17 November, 2017

Large grass and scrub fire in Woodside

CFA crews were called to a large grass and scrub fire in Woodside this afternoon (15 Nov).

3.56 PM 15 November, 2017