News & Media

Faces of CFA: Peter Watkins

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.

9.39 AM 21 June, 2017

Kindling a CFA love

Burning love for two CFA volunteers Eva and Daniel Banks.

9.20 AM 21 June, 2017

CEO update - Fire services reform

CFA notes the legislation to reform Victoria's fire services is expected to be referred to a select committee today for an advisory report.

9.09 AM 21 June, 2017

Australian Fire Cadet Championships 2017

  CFA has once again been invited to participate in the Australian National Fire Cadet Championships (AFCCs) being held at Myuna Bay near Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, during the September school holidays.

3.55 PM 20 June, 2017

A better working environment for our fireys

New road rules announced by the State Government this week will reduce the risks to CFA members when responding to emergencies and help them fulfil their important roles more effectively.

1.43 PM 20 June, 2017

Planned burning professional development day

A vegetation management and planned burning professional development day for CFA West Region operational staff was held recently in Ballarat.

12.58 PM 20 June, 2017

CFA and SES joint cultural awareness sessions

CFA and SES facilitators will work hand in hand to deliver a number of cultural awareness sessions to brigades and units right across the state.

9.35 AM 20 June, 2017

Presumptive legislation: The facts

Cancer compensation reforms introduced into the Victorian Parliament will deliver the presumptive legislation that firefighters want, need and deserve.

3.40 PM 19 June, 2017

CFA participates in pilot safety program

The CFA North West region recently participated in a pilot project to enhance equality and prevent violence against women.

1.49 PM 19 June, 2017

My CFA family – one man’s journey from Iraq to CFA

A few regular school visits from the local fire brigade inspired a young Baker Dawas to join CFA to give back to his community.

1.52 PM 16 June, 2017

Sign of the times

Members of Inverloch Fire Brigade's new brigade management team (BMT) recently sought to improve the way they interacted and communicated with their community.

12.27 PM 16 June, 2017

Chief Officer update on fire services reform

Chief Officer Steve Warrington answers some of the most commonly asked questions we have received on fire services reform in the video below.

2.32 PM 15 June, 2017

Faces of CFA: Greg Parker

As part of Men's Health Week, we feature Smythesdale Fire Brigade's Greg Parker who coordinates their rehab unit, one of 14 in Victoria. 

1.51 PM 15 June, 2017

Soil moisture system improves forecasts

Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has developed a prototype, high-resolution system to more accurately predict soil dryness, leading to better bushfire predictions. 

11.56 AM 14 June, 2017

70 years strong at Giffard West

This year Giffard West Fire Brigade celebrated a big milestone, having served the community for 70 years.

11.16 AM 14 June, 2017

World Police & Fire Games Los Angeles August 2017

The Country Fire Authority Sports & Recreation Association (CFASRA) is looking for CFA members who are interested or intending to go to the World Police & Fire Games to be held in Los Angeles from 7 to 16 August 2017.  

11.12 AM 14 June, 2017

CFA medical officer’s health tips for men

Dr Michael Sargeant has been the CFA Medical Officer for some 20 years.

11.09 AM 14 June, 2017

PTSD: Ray of light in dark times

For years, Ray Carman had a hellish showreel running through his head featuring the graphic lowlights of his life as a Horsham Fire Brigade member and tow truck driver. The images of death and destruction were often on high rotation in the early hours of the morning as he lay awake.

9.23 PM 12 June, 2017

Warren Curry, AFSM

Warren Curry is not only a highly accomplished painter; he is also a dedicated and highly praised CFA member.

4.41 PM 9 June, 2017

Allan Cracknell, AFSM

A passionate man who dedicates his life to CFA has received an Australian Fire Services Medal (AFSM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours today.

4.39 PM 9 June, 2017
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