News & Media

2017 Regional Community Engagement Forums

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington and SES Chief Officer Operations Trevor White announce the 2017 Regional Community Engagement Forums.  

3.47 PM 29 June, 2017

Innovation in disaster communications

Emergency and disaster communications experts from around Australia gathered in Sydney earlier this month for the 11th annual Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) Conference.

9.49 AM 29 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

Faces of CFA: Tom Borjanov

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.

9.42 AM 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

From the CO - Fire services reform update

The state government’s legislation to support the implementation of reform of Victoria's fire services was passed by the Legislative Assembly on 8 June 2017.

3.51 PM 27 June, 2017

World Police Fire Games 2017 - dragon boat race

Are you interested in competing in the World Police Fire Games in Los Angeles this year?

4.12 PM 27 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

Tools to enhance team performance

Effective teamwork is vital when managing emergencies. 

5.38 PM 26 June, 2017

Update from Steve Smith ACO Inclusion & Fairness

A month into my role as Assistant Chief Officer - Inclusion and Fairness, I’ve been pleasantly surprised in discovering all the work being done across regions and the membership which fits into our larger purpose, to be an inclusive CFA.

1.58 PM 26 June, 2017

Celebrating Mt Cottrell Group's new FCV

Mt Cottrell Group received its new FCV on Sunday 18 June at an official handover. 

10.00 AM 26 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

Mount Taylor awards dinner

Mount Taylor Fire Brigade award dinner was held at the Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre last Saturday night.

2.08 PM 23 June, 2017

Don't miss out on key research lessons

Two days in Adelaide in July are shaping up as a must-attend event for those working to improve the way Australia prepares for and responds to natural hazards emergencies.

12.22 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

Thanks from Whittlesea/Diamond Valley Group

Last night was the last Whittlesea Diamond Valley Group meeting for outgoing Group Officer Urs Biedermann, 1st DGO Ken Williamson and 2nd DGO Warren Emery. The three officers have provided many years of service to CFA and to the Group in particular.

1.54 PM 22 June, 2017

CFA Board Communique

The CFA Board had an extensive agenda for its regular monthly meeting on 19 June 2017.

12.34 PM 22 June, 2017

Memberlink’s new digital card has launched

Emergency Memberlink is a key recognition program that thanks members for their significant contribution and dedication to CFA and creating safer communities.

10.02 AM 22 June, 2017
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