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Traditional Burning Learning in Gobur and Merrijig

Amid rain, hail and sleet, a dedicated and passionate collection of community members, CFA members and Aboriginal Taungurung Traditional Owners gathered in Gobur, near Yea and in Merrijig, near Mansfield on August 18 and 21, to learn more about traditional Aboriginal burning practice and techniques. 

4.33 PM 30 August, 2017

Red Cliffs' Presentation Lunch

On Sunday 27 August, Red Cliffs held their annual presentation family luncheon.

4.23 PM 30 August, 2017

CFA Get Moving Physical Activity Challenge 2017

It’s time to slip on your sneakers and prepare yourself for this year’s annual Get Moving Challenge!

4.59 PM 29 August, 2017

Preserving fire services history

Members of CFA and the broader community interested in restoring old firefighting equipment and trucks are welcome to join the Central Victorian Fire Services Preservation Society (CVFSPS).

11.04 AM 30 August, 2017

Update on preparations for fire season

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington has a brief message about our statewide preparations for the summer season and an update on the proposed fire services reform.

7.26 PM 29 August, 2017

Footy fever after hot Canadian summer

On Saturday (26 August) CFA firey Wayne Rigg and his partner were invited to attend the AFL Round 23 match which saw Collinwood battling Melbourne at the MCG.

2.22 PM 29 August, 2017

Register your brigade Open Day now

CFA brigades across the state are once again encouraged to open their doors to the community between September and December and participate in CFA’s 2017 Open Day program.

2.20 PM 29 August, 2017

Female CFA duo recognised with top awards

More than 150 guests attended the annual Epping Fire Brigade dinner and awards night on Friday, 11 August which recognised the ongoing contributions made by brigade members.

10.26 AM 29 August, 2017

Protecting lives for 60 years

A 77-year-old Colac firefighter’s family still worries every time his pager goes off despite his 60 years of firefighting experience.

9.34 AM 29 August, 2017

All for one at Malmsbury

When the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre (YJC) opened a high security unit in 2015 with 45 beds for men aged 18 to 21 years, the number of annual turnouts for Malmsbury dramatically increased from an average of 50 to about 160. 

9.26 AM 29 August, 2017

At 92, Bob’s still pitching in with CFA

Bob Adams has been a member of CFA for almost 80 years, fighting his first fire at just 14 years old.

1.50 PM 28 August, 2017

Macedon Flea Market celebrates 50 years

Next year sees the golden anniversary of Macedon Fire Brigade flea market. With planning well underway for the next one in February, we spoke with brigade Captain Greg Snart to find out more about this long-running event.

10.44 AM 28 August, 2017

CFA Board Communique

The CFA Board had a full agenda for its regular monthly meeting on 21 August 2017. 

10.35 AM 28 August, 2017

Bringing expertise from Canada to CFA

Canadian-based HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development facilitator Brian Braganza has been engaged by CFA to spend three weeks in September working intensively to enhance CFA’s understanding of effective youth engagement practices and build our capacity to meaningfully engage with younger members.

4.45 PM 25 August, 2017

EMV Pre-season Update 2017-18 now online

This fire season's Pre-season Update is now on our website.

12.39 PM 25 August, 2017

The origins of our peer support program

In 1983, the Ash Wednesday fires engulfed large numbers of coastal, central and eastern regions in Victoria with the tragic loss of 13 firefighters at Upper Beaconsfield. 

11.15 AM 25 August, 2017

CFA Pride funding to bolster inclusion

CFA Pride has been a successful applicant in grant funding from Emergency Management Victoria's Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability (ESVS) grants program.

10.24 AM 25 August, 2017

Two truck collision in Darley

It is all hands on deck this morning as emergency service crews attended a collision between two semi-trailers in Darley.

9.53 AM 25 August, 2017

Death of Mt Taylor's Alan Stuart

Mt Taylor Fire Brigade stalwart Alan Stuart passed away in mid-August.

5.44 PM 24 August, 2017

EMR reunion in Hallam

It was a heartfelt reunion at the Hallam Fire Station on Sunday (13 August) when CFA firefighters hosted a BBQ for a patient whose life they helped save back in 2015.

5.19 PM 23 August, 2017
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