News & Media

Courage recognised in Monbulk & The Patch

Two CFA members have been awarded the Chief Officer’s Commendation for Courage for acts of bravery during an incident. 

4.02 PM 23 February, 2018

Inclusion & Fairness Councils up and running

CFA people are coming together in all five regions to provide advice and recommendations to the Inclusion & Fairness Council.

11.23 AM 23 February, 2018

CFA Juniors at Urban Champs

Warrnambool Fire Brigade will host the 45th Junior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships this weekend, 24-25 February.

10.42 AM 22 February, 2018

A step closer to a community-based film in Nhill

On a cool summer’s morning on a quiet street in the town of Nhill, in far Western Victoria, Karen community members gathered alongside CFA members to start planning for a new fire safety film.  

11.16 AM 21 February, 2018

Walking Off the War Within

CFA and other emergency services personnel, Australian Defence Force personnel and the community will walk around Victoria Park in Ballarat on Saturday 24 March to raise awareness of depression and post traumatic stress disorder.

11.50 AM 21 February, 2018

Real training in a virtual world

Ongoing development in virtual reality (VR) technology is rapidly changing how we learn new skills and, for a number of years, CFA has been offering increasing levels of experiential learning using computer simulation.

12.11 PM 20 February, 2018

CFA fireys a hit at Good Friday Appeal launch

Today the Royal Children’s Hospital launched its 2018 Good Friday Appeal, including revealing the face of 2018, Arielle.

5.00 PM 19 February, 2018

Werribee brigade raises $1m for Good Friday Appeal

CFA has a proud history and partnership with The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, with brigades across the state fundraising for sick kids, year in, year out.

11.31 AM 19 February, 2018

Build starts on new fire station for Portarlington

Member of Parliament for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, today turned the first sod of dirt for the building of the new fire station for Portarlington. 

10.57 AM 19 February, 2018

CFA launches Spirit of CFA Awards

CFA has today, Friday 16 February, launched the Spirit of CFA Awards, which recognise the exceptional achievements of our staff and volunteers.

8.33 AM 16 February, 2018

Bacchus Marsh explosion

CFA crews have been called to a serious workplace incident in Maddingley, Bacchus Marsh.

3.47 PM 15 February, 2018

Di Dale - Macedon Ranges Citizen of the Year 2018

CFA would like to congratulate Di Dale of Gisborne Fire Brigade for receiving Macedon Ranges Citizen of the year on Australia Day 2018.

12.13 PM 15 February, 2018

Latest response time data released

CFA has today published response time data for the second quarter of 2017-2018.

4.02 PM 14 February, 2018

Planned burn on VicTrack land at Clarkefield

Clarkefield Fire Brigade successfully completed a planned burn for VicTrack on 2 February 2018 in the old rail yard land opposite Clarkefield Railway Station. 

1.23 PM 13 February, 2018

Call for AFSM Australia Day Honours 2019

CFA is in the process of consolidating nominations for the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) for the Australia Day Honours 2019.

2.28 PM 13 February, 2018

Update from CEO Paul Smith

As I mark just over a week in the job at CFA, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for a warm welcome and share what I plan to achieve as your Chief Executive.  

2.45 PM 13 February, 2018

CFA helping to address mental health

Even the most resilient member of CFA can be affected by stress and trauma.

8.15 AM 9 February, 2018

House fire in Churchill

Neighbours were the first to notice smoke issuing from a house in Churchill yesterday.

6.12 PM 10 February, 2018

Historic CFA-MFB recruitment campaign opens

UPDATE: Applications have now closed. Applications to become a Victorian firefighter open today in the first ever joint CFA-MFB recruitment campaign.

9.00 AM 12 February, 2018

TFB for Mallee and Northern Country

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Northern Country tomorrow (10 February).

3.21 PM 9 February, 2018
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