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Firefighter shares US coal mine lessons locally

The Latrobe Valley’s vision to transform closed coal mines into lakes has become reality in some areas of the US, CFA’s Gavin Parker has discovered on a research trip.

12.52 PM 15 December, 2016

Air fleet takes to the skies

Victorians will be better protected with the state’s largest firefighting air fleet officially launched at Avalon airport today.

3.42 PM 14 December, 2016

Christmas comes early for dairy communities

Boronia Fire Brigade staff, volunteers and auxiliary members will drive in a convoy to Beechworth Fire Station in the state’s north to help people affected by the dairy crisis.

3.25 PM 14 December, 2016

Neighbour wakes residents to lounge room fire

A neighbour banging on their front door alerted residents of a fire in their lounge room in Dandenong on King George Pde just after midnight last night (14 December). 

10.17 AM 14 December, 2016

Smoke alarm saves Churchill family

Late last week (9 December) a working smoke alarm alerted a family of five in Churchill to a house fire in the early hours of the morning.

9.56 AM 14 December, 2016

Building a bright new career

The diversity of tasks and responsibilities as a firefighter is the biggest change James Wright expects from his new career. 

3.31 PM 13 December, 2016

CFA and Telstra improve community safety

CFA and Telstra have joined forces to inform Victorians on how to better prepare themselves and their families for the summer fire season.

9.14 AM 13 December, 2016

Fire restrictions continue

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 19 December 2016:

8.57 AM 13 December, 2016

Indigo bushfire destroys caravan

A caravan was destroyed by fire that spread to approximately 17 hectares of bushland in Indigo Valley this afternoon (12 December) from 3.15pm.

9.01 PM 12 December, 2016

CFA assists with forest fire

CFA crews are assisting the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) with a fire in the Meredith State Forest on Slate Quarry Rd this evening (12 December).

7.28 PM 12 December, 2016

Total Fire Ban in place

A Total Fire Ban will be in place for the Mallee, Wimmera and Northern Country tomorrow (Tuesday, 13 December). 

5.03 PM 12 December, 2016

Marriage proposal and Santa rescue at graduation

Graduating to become a career firefighter today was exciting enough for 29 of CFA’s latest recruits, but Matt Bourke threw a proposal to his girlfriend in the mix.

3.44 PM 12 December, 2016

Bathtub rescue in Dandenong

Late last night (11 December) CFA responded to a call out of an unusual nature.

8.00 AM 12 December, 2016

Family safe, house destroyed in Knowsley

A working smoke alarm has alerted a family of four in Knowlsey to a house fire in the early hours of this morning (9 December).

1.54 PM 9 December, 2016

Smoke in the air from almond husk fire

CFA firefighters have worked through the night on a fire at Koorlong where a large pile of almond husks remain burning.

8.28 AM 9 December, 2016

Fire risk grows as Victoria dries out

Grass in Victoria’s west, central and north is drying rapidly, with strong spring growth resulting in potentially high fuel loads.

2.15 PM 7 December, 2016

Fire restrictions continue across the state

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 12 December 2016:

11.33 AM 6 December, 2016

Yinnar South home destroyed

Fire investigators continue to look into the cause of a fire this morning, which destroyed a Yinnar South home on Explorer’s Rd overnight. 

9.30 AM 6 December, 2016

2016 Fire Awareness Award winners

A diverse range of projects was recognised for excellence at the 2016 annual Fire Awareness Awards last Thursday evening (1 December).

3.10 PM 5 December, 2016

First-hand fire experience leads to new career

Losing a home in the Kinglake fires in 2009 and seeing her dad dedicate his life to volunteering inspired Vanessa Williams to become one of CFA’s newest career firefighters.

11.31 AM 5 December, 2016