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Early morning call-out for Cohuna

It was an early start for CFA crews when they were called to a house fire on Rosalind Street in Cohuna.

2.50 PM 17 July, 2017

A new generation of CFA leaders

Grady Tyson joined CFA four years ago as a passionate junior member of the Tatura Fire Brigade.

1.04 PM 17 July, 2017

New fire stations for Wyndham

Melbourne’s fast growing outer west will receive new fire stations thanks to a state government announcement made earlier this morning.

1.03 PM 14 July, 2017

Shop fire in Hamilton

CFA crews are currently on the scene of a fire at a trailer hire shop on the corner of Glenelg and Henty Highway in Hamilton.

5.12 PM 13 July, 2017

Jack of all trades

A single salute from Jack Sullivan marked the end of CFA stand-alone recruit training as CFA and MFB recruits transition into integrated training in the future.

10.20 AM 13 July, 2017

End of era as CFA recruits graduate

Today, Saturday 8 July, marks the end of an era with CFA’s final 30 recruit firefighters graduating at a ceremony at Victorian Emergency Management Training Campus in Craigieburn.

11.37 AM 9 July, 2017

Fiskville decommissioning works to begin

Following the closure of CFA’s Fiskville Training Campus in 2015, CFA is set to start the decommissioning works within two weeks.

11.14 AM 7 July, 2017

CFA flies flag with pride

During NAIDOC Week celebrations, CFA is proud to announce that the Aboriginal flag will be flown permanently at headquarters, regional offices and large fire stations throughout Victoria.

12.01 PM 5 July, 2017

Tanker rollover at Minhamite

Early this afternoon a CFA tanker was involved in an incident on the Penshurst-Warrnambool Road in Minhamite.

5.45 PM 3 July, 2017

Quick thinking saved Steve’s life

For Group Officer Steve Lewis (Dundas Group), who suffered a stroke back in March, his awareness of stroke signs combined with an effective response at Western District Health Service has meant the difference between a full recovery and permanent disability or death. 

12.02 PM 3 July, 2017

Jo paves the way for women in CFA

CFA volunteer Jo Ussing is set to make history on 1 July, becoming the first ever female Group Officer in CFA’s West Region and the only current female to hold this role in Victoria.  

3.41 PM 30 June, 2017

Fire Awareness Awards up for grabs

Applications for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards are now open for individuals, community groups and organisations to submit innovative projects that help reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria.

11.16 AM 30 June, 2017

$91,000 for CFA brigades in western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $91,000 in grants for new equipment and upgrades at CFA brigades in Willaura, Wickliffe, Pomonal and the Westmere Group.

5.03 PM 28 June, 2017

Extra space at Geelong for new recruits

Renovations at Geelong City Fire Station are complete, with three extra bedrooms and improved office facilities, preparing the station for new recruits. 

4.22 PM 28 June, 2017

Smoke alarm saves family in Swan Hill

At 2.50am today (28 June) CFA crews were called to a house fire on Holloway Grove in Swan Hill.

2.23 PM 28 June, 2017

Working smoke alarm alerts family to bedroom fire

A working smoke alarm has ensured that a lucky Christmas Hills family were able to escape from a house fire overnight on Sunday (25 June).

9.40 AM 28 June, 2017

Thirty new career firefighters join the ranks

After 19 weeks of intense training including theory and practice, 30 new recruits graduated on Monday 26 June as full-time career firefighters.

11.56 AM 27 June, 2017

Storytime teaches kids about home fire safety

Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade and Eastern Regional Libraries joined forces on 23 June to host more than 200 members of the local community for the sixth CFA Funtime Storytime.

6.12 PM 23 June, 2017

Crews continue clean up at Tyabb

CFA firefighters will remain at the scene of a fatal crash at Tyabb while work is done to decant 20 tonnes of LPG from a B-Double truck.

10.42 AM 23 June, 2017

A better working environment for our fireys

New road rules announced by the State Government this week will reduce the risks to CFA members when responding to emergencies and help them fulfil their important roles more effectively.

2.43 PM 20 June, 2017