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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.

10.37 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.

10.14 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.

11.01 AM 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.

4.45 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. 

11.02 AM 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.  

2.41 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.

10.16 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.

4.03 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. 

3.22 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.

1.23 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).

8.40 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.

10.56 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.

5.12 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.

9.42 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.

1.43 PM 20 June, 2017

Warren Curry, AFSM

Warren Curry is not only a highly accomplished painter; he is also a dedicated and highly praised CFA member.

4.41 PM 9 June, 2017

Allan Cracknell, AFSM

A passionate man who dedicates his life to CFA has received an Australian Fire Services Medal (AFSM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours today.

4.39 PM 9 June, 2017

Chief Officer Steve Warrington, AFSM

Starting at Chelsea Fire Brigade in 1978 as a volunteer, Steve Warrington has risen up the CFA ranks to become our Chief Officer and, now, a proud recipient of the AFSM.

4.38 PM 9 June, 2017

Lance King, AFSM

Lance King is CFA volunteer life member with over 40 years’ service. He joined CFA in 1977 after previously being a junior member and his passion for serving the community has grown ever since.

4.36 PM 9 June, 2017

Sky high skills put to the test

CFA led a multi-agency training exercise at Simonds Stadium’s light towers to heighten their rescue skills.

11.32 AM 7 June, 2017