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Puppies to the rescue

A combined training exercise with Dandenong Fire Station B Platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia) has been held at the old Dandenong Fire Station. 

9.49 AM 16 November, 2016

VicEmergency replaces FireReady

Emergency services including CFA helped to launch the new VicEmergency app and hotline today, 16 November at Elwood Life Saving Club.

9.25 AM 16 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 21 November 2016:

11.10 AM 15 November, 2016

Midura Storm creates havoc

Mildura and surrounding areas were hit by a series of severe storms early on Saturday morning.

7.08 PM 13 November, 2016

Ride for MND in memory of fellow firey

More than 100 Gippsland locals jumped on their bikes to raise some $7500 for foundation Motor Neurone Disease Victoria last month.

1.45 PM 11 November, 2016

Truck fire in Elmore

CFA firefighters responded to a truck fire in Elmore this morning, 10 November.

11.39 AM 10 November, 2016

Trucks up in flames in Braeside

Five trucks were destroyed by a suspicious early morning fire in Braeside on Boundary Road on 9 November .

11.47 AM 9 November, 2016

Victoria’s air fleet ready to help communities

Victoria's fleet of firefighting aircraft is preparing for the 2016-17 fire season with planes and helicopters now being sent to bases in regional centres all over the state.

9.34 AM 9 November, 2016

Fire restrictions in West, North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 14 November 2016:

4.25 PM 8 November, 2016

CFA nominated for a WorkSafe award

In September this year CFA was nominated for a 2016 OHS WorkSafe award for the implementation of Health Monitoring Rehab Units (HMRU).

2.47 PM 8 November, 2016

CFA and MFB share expertise

CFA and MFB members will get the chance to get stuck in to some hands-on learning about how each agency operates, as part of a secondment program launched last week.

9.59 AM 7 November, 2016

Heavy tankers hot off the production line

CFA has been handed the keys for four new heavy tankers which will add to CFA’s fleet ahead of the summer season.

4.51 PM 4 November, 2016

New fire trucks rolled out in time for summer

Firefighters at CFA brigades around the state will have new heavy tankers and trucks to better protect Victorians in the coming fire season, thanks to a $33.5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government.

3.51 PM 4 November, 2016

Balmoral group training exercise

A preseason training exercise for the Balmoral group of CFA brigades took place yesterday evening (Thursday 3 November).

1.06 PM 4 November, 2016

Mt Eliza gets into the Halloween spirit

On the eve of Halloween the Mt Eliza Fire Brigade transformed their station into a spooky wonderland.

9.31 AM 3 November, 2016

Captain Anthony Schultz makes a splash

Earlier in October Willowgrove Captain Anthony Schultz travelled to the Sunshine Coast to compete in the 2016 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games. 

10.09 AM 2 November, 2016

Explosion in Upper Ferntree Gully

CFA firefighters responded to reports of a gas explosion around 5.20pm (1 November) in Bates Avenue in Upper Ferntree Gully.

8.22 PM 1 November, 2016

Katamatite Brigade Open Day

On Sunday 30 October Katamatite Fire Brigade held its Brigade Open Day in conjunction with its annual Community Garage and Car Boot Sale.

2.53 PM 31 October, 2016

Fire safety starts early in Bass Coast

Whilst a great deal of our Fire Brigade attention recently has been on the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, other and equally important activities have been undertaken by our Brigades here in Bass Coast.

2.44 PM 31 October, 2016

Thousands raised for MND research

Operations Manager James Dullard and his team have returned home from a four day adventure to Victoria’s south eastern corner, all in support of Daniher’s Drive (see News and Media story here).

3.08 PM 28 October, 2016