News & Media

Captain Koala is looking for love

CFA’s Captain Koala braved the big smoke looking for love this Valentine’s Day.

11.45 AM 14 February, 2017

Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre, Cockatoo

Built in 1977 by Cardinia Shire Council, the building at 2 McBride Street, Cockatoo was a Kindergarten until 2005.

9.06 AM 14 February, 2017

Fire chaser

Last night at Malmsbury Fire Brigade training, we were joined by members from surrounding brigades including Kyneton, Taradale, Benloch and Kyneton Group to glimpse the future of firefighting.

5.57 PM 13 February, 2017

Western Districts fires 40 year anniversary

The Sun News-Pictorial emblazoned their cover with a photo of devastation in the township of Streatham and called 12 February 1977 “the day the west caught fire”.

9.08 AM 13 February, 2017

Rock till you drop at Lyonville Fireman's Ball

EVENT CLOSED TONIGHT 25/02/2017 Let the good times roll at the Trentham CFA Lyonville Fire Truck Fund-Raiser

12.02 PM 12 February, 2017

Tennis, treats and a big thank you

Delicious nibbles, drinks and a bird’s eye view of Venus Williams and Andy Murray were just a few of the perks that ten CFA members and their partners were treated to at this year’s Australian Open.  

2.07 PM 10 February, 2017

Balance in life always adds up

Picture this: at school, your favourite classes are science and maths. You relish the opportunity to solve complex chemical equations and show your intellectual prowess in calculus and statistical analysis. 

9.47 AM 10 February, 2017

Truck fire on Hume Freeway

CFA crews responded to a truck fire yesterday (Thursday, 9 February) after a milk truck on the Hume Freeway in Beveridge caught fire.

8.59 AM 10 February, 2017

Pump up the volume

District 14’s Research and Eltham brigades have an evolving risk on their back doors.

10.23 PM 9 February, 2017

Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade 125th Anniversary

Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade has several events planned this year to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

4.04 PM 9 February, 2017

TFB in Central, Mallee, Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban is in place tomorrow, Thursday, 9 February, in the Central, Wimmera and Mallee fire weather districts with a hot and humid day forecast.

5.06 PM 8 February, 2017

Harcourt captain receives a local Australia Award

We all know that Mount Alexander catchment is full of great brigade members doing marvellous things, but now some of them have the awards to prove it.

11.17 AM 8 February, 2017

Bendigo & District Fire Brigades Championship

The City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo & District Fire Brigades Championship Committee invites all permanent volunteer firefighters, CFA personnel and families in Bendigo and outer districts to join them and visiting firefighters and their families at Bull Street, following the torchlight parade on Saturday 11 March 2017.

11.09 AM 8 February, 2017

Christmas celebrations at District 2

On 16 December 16 District 2 celebrated Christmas in style with a delicious lunch hosted by the District Support Team.

10.58 AM 8 February, 2017

Huntly Fire Station's native garden

Huntly Fire Brigade, in partnership with Bendigo Northern District Community Enterprise and the local Landcare group, has created a fire resistant garden at the front of the new fire station.

10.52 AM 8 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Heidi Warren

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

10.52 AM 8 February, 2017

Community safety tip of the month

My CFA is your place for fire safety information, community meetings and neighbourhood safer places in your area.

9.51 AM 8 February, 2017

Chinese delegation visits Gisborne Fire Station

Gisborne Brigade Captain Sam Strang recently welcomed a delegation from the Chinese Central Government, here to study how emergency management is undertaken in Australia at local, state and national levels.

9.38 AM 8 February, 2017

Charlie the macaw

It wasn't a cat up a tree but a chatty exotic parrot that Bendigo Fire Brigade was called upon to save on Friday 30 December.

9.21 AM 8 February, 2017

Kangaroo Flat's Bill Bowery receives AFSM

After more than 70 years in CFA, Kangaroo Flat’s William “Bill” Bowery has certainly gained the respect of his peers. He joined the Kangaroo Flat Fire Brigade in 1945 and since that day has never looked back.

8.58 AM 8 February, 2017
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