News & Media

CFA leading research into fire suppressants

CFA’s bushfire research team is leading an Australian-first research project into the effectiveness of water-enhancing polymer gel technology as a fire suppressant and its ability to help protect the community.

10.12 AM 24 November, 2017

Recruit firefighters Movember campaign

We moustache you to stop what you’re doing and check out these mos!

9.19 AM 24 November, 2017

Bushfire outlook: November update

Due to drier and warmer than average conditions since autumn 2017, the bushfire seasonal outlook for 2017-18 has been re-examined for southern Australia. 

2.51 PM 22 November, 2017

Bushfire in Gembrook

This afternoon (22 November) firefighters were called to assist with a bushfire at the Bunyip State Park in Gembrook.

5.09 PM 22 November, 2017

Calm efforts recognised when the heat is on

It's sometimes said there's a reason for everything we do, even though we might not recognise it at the time.

10.31 AM 22 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in West and North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 27 November 2017:

1.31 PM 21 November, 2017

The 12 'Mo-Bros' of Werribee

Werribee Fire Brigade members are never ones to shy away from a challenge and Movember is no different.

4.07 PM 20 November, 2017

Penshurst stormwater diversion works complete

CFA is pleased to announce the stormwater diversion works at the VEMTC Penshurst training campus are now complete.

2.03 PM 20 November, 2017

Cavendish Brigade recognises outstanding service

Cavendish Fire Brigade held its presentation evening on 28 October at the Cavendish Recreation Reserve with approximately 100 members and family attending.  

1.26 PM 20 November, 2017

Statement from Chair of the Board: New CFA CEO

I am pleased to announce following a thorough and extensive recruitment process, Dr Paul Smith has been appointed the permanent Chief Executive Officer of CFA.

2.25 PM 17 November, 2017

VESEP announcement

CFA brigades and groups will share $9.5 million for projects as part of today’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) announcement.

1.57 PM 16 November, 2017

Large grass and scrub fire in Woodside

CFA crews were called to a large grass and scrub fire in Woodside this afternoon (15 Nov).

3.56 PM 15 November, 2017

Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games

The countdown has begun to the 17th Australasian Police and Emergency Services (APES) Games to be held in Mandurah, Western Australia in 2018.

8.41 AM 16 November, 2017

Applications now open for summer community grants

Throughout summer government, emergency services and CFA work hard to deliver many activities to increase community preparedness both in the lead-up to and during the Fire Danger Period.

9.52 AM 16 November, 2017

Recruitment materials launched for Junior Brigades

Providing support to Junior Brigades to promote their program and recruit new Juniors is important to CFA, which is why we are excited to launch a suite of new marketing and promotional materials.

3.53 PM 15 November, 2017

School bus fire in Bruthen

Firefighters were called to school bus fire in Bruthen this afternoon (15 Nov).

3.13 PM 15 November, 2017

CFA welcomes equality survey result

The ABS today (15 November) announced the result of the Australian Government’s survey on marriage equality.

11.02 AM 15 November, 2017

Smoking Ceremony heralds Fire Danger Period

A traditional Smoking Ceremony performed by Wolithiga Elder, Rick Ronnan, was held in District 20 at Bamawm Extension Fire Station on Sunday 12 November to usher in this season’s Fire Danger Period which commences on Friday 17 November from 0100 hours in Campaspe and Loddon shires.  

12.27 PM 14 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in West, North West, North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 20 November 2017:

11.30 AM 14 November, 2017

Digby Fire Brigade welcomes defibrillator donation

On Sunday 22 October Digby Fire Brigade held its CFA Open Day, inviting members of the brigade and local community to the station for a barbecue, social get-together and to discuss preparations for the upcoming fire season.

11.00 AM 14 November, 2017
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