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Fire restrictions continue

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 5 December 2016:

9.49 AM 30 November, 2016

Hay baler accident in Mt Duneed

CFA was called to an industrial accident at Horseshoe Bend Rd, Mount Duneed at about 6.45pm last night (29 November).

7.20 AM 30 November, 2016

Air fleet ready to help protect the Wimmera

Victoria's firefighting aircraft fleet is getting ready for the 2016-17 fire season with planes and helicopters now being sent to regional bases across the state.

10.03 AM 29 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in the North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 5 December 2016:

8.42 AM 29 November, 2016

Hazmat incident in Traralgon

Early this morning (25 Novemeber) CFA crews attended a hazmat incident at a commercial residence in Traralgon. 

10.08 AM 25 November, 2016

Government response to Fiskville Inquiry

The Victorian Government has today tabled its response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiskville.

3.07 PM 24 November, 2016

Knights of the Round Table

On 25-27 November 2016 more than 100 avid motorcycle riders will be getting involved in Australia’s first Knights of the Round Table (KoRT) tournament.

11.54 AM 24 November, 2016

Anglesea Fire Education Program wins top prize

Late last week (17 November) the 17th Attorney General's 2016 Resilient Australia Awards was hosted by Melbourne Museum and the National School Award was won by Anglesea Primary School for its involvement in the Anglesea Fire Education Partnership – Survive and Thrive Program.

9.25 AM 22 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 28 November 2016

8.30 AM 22 November, 2016

Eltham Fire Station officially open for business

Last Saturday saw the official opening of the Eltham Fire Station, a process which has been 90 years in the making for the Eltham Brigade.

1.24 PM 21 November, 2016

Medals awarded to FSCCs

Late last week (Thursday 18 November) in Ballarat, Chief Officer Steve Warrington had the honour of presenting National Emergency Medal’s and service awards to several well deserving Fire Service Communications Controllers (FSCC).

8.40 AM 21 November, 2016

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

CFA has issued its first Total Fire Ban (TFB) for the 2016-17 summer season. The TFB has been declared for tomorrow, Monday 21 November for the Mallee region in Victoria’s North West.

5.51 PM 20 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in the North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Friday, 25 November 2016

8.01 AM 18 November, 2016

Early call-out in Cranbourne East

A CFA crew from Cranbourne attended a small fire in Cranbourne East this morning (18 November).

7.00 AM 18 November, 2016

CFA Pride wins Victorian volunteering award

Earlier today CFA Pride was announced as the winner of a Victorian State Volunteering Award. 

2.52 PM 17 November, 2016

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. 

8.49 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.

8.25 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:

10.10 AM 15 November, 2016

Midura Storm creates havoc

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

6.08 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.

12.45 PM 11 November, 2016