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Pat inspires women in rural Victoria

As a farmer in rural Victoria and a CFA volunteer, Pat Bigham has been caring for the land and helping others for a number of years which is what International Day of Rural Women is all about.

6.24 PM 15 October, 2017

Funding boost for CFA

Today the Victorian Government announced significant funding to enable CFA to continue its vital work and deliver better training, support and equipment for staff and volunteers across Victoria.

3.34 PM 13 October, 2017

Tana Wilson - CFA Peer Support

This week CFA celebrates Seniors Week by recognising the important role that seniors play in the community.  

10.16 AM 13 October, 2017

Wellbeing apps

The use of mobile and computer apps which aid in mental health promotion, awareness and support is growing exponentially as mental health professionals and organisations increasingly realise the usefulness of this popular technology as a tool to enhance wellbeing.

9.23 AM 13 October, 2017

Steps to having a mental health conversation

There are moments when it can feel as though talking to someone about their feelings can seem hard. But keeping silent could make it even worse for yourself and others. You don’t have to go through this alone, support from friends, colleagues, family or a health professional can help.

5.08 PM 12 October, 2017

Funding boost for Kyneton CFA firefighters

CFA brigades in Kyneton and surrounding areas have received a $110,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help them protect local communities.

3.58 PM 12 October, 2017

District 12 acknowledges the Taungurung community

On 5 October, District 12 held an event to acknowledge and build relationships with the Taungurung community by renaming its two meeting rooms with Wurrung language words. 

10.54 AM 12 October, 2017

Stress management and self care

Following on from our previous posts for Mental Health Week, today we would like to share some techniques around stress management and the importance of self-care.

3.12 PM 11 October, 2017

High angle rescue in Greensborough

At 10.25am yesterday (10 October) CFA crews were called to Ballandry Court in Greensborough to assist with a high angle rescue.

11.18 AM 11 October, 2017

Chief Officer awarded CFA’s Life Membership Medal

Chief Officer Steve Warrington has been recognised for his service to the Country Fire Authority, awarded a CFA Life Membership Medal for his contribution and dedication to the organisation. 

6.00 PM 10 October, 2017

Diesel truck rollover in Deep Lead

CFA crews were called to a petrol truck rollover in Deep Lead this morning (10 October).

9.55 AM 10 October, 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017

Today marks World Mental Health Day; a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.

6.36 PM 9 October, 2017

Mt Martha Brigade Support Team

This week, CFA is recognising and acknowledging some of our senior members as part of Victorian Seniors Week. Mt Martha Fire Brigade is a perfect example of an active senior group that doesn't let age get in its way.

3.31 PM 9 October, 2017

Dimboola celebrates a succesful year

It was a full house on Friday 22 September as the Dimboola Fire Brigade celebrated a year of achievements at their annual dinner and awards evening.

1.26 PM 9 October, 2017

CFA goes back to Cubs

Last week over 3700 cub scouts aged from 8-11 years old travelled from across Victoria to Gillwell Park in Gembrook for a four-night camp.

1.09 PM 9 October, 2017

Mental Health Week 2017

Yesterday (Sunday 8 October) marked the first day of Mental Health Week 2017. 

11.10 AM 9 October, 2017

Strathewen Bushfire Education wins top award

The Strathewen Bushfire Education Partnership has been awarded the 2017 Resilient Australia Award for Victoria in the education division for their Claymation project, ‘If You Care, Stay Aware and Be Prepared - a message from Gem Gem'.  

3.21 PM 5 October, 2017

First fire restrictions for 2017-18

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday 16 October 2017:

8.51 AM 6 October, 2017

Early morning house fire in Cohuna

In the early hours of this morning (6 October) CFA crews were called to a house fire on the Murray Valley Highway in Cohuna.

8.23 AM 6 October, 2017

CFA assisting Police, SES and Parks Victoria

CFA crews have been assisting Victoria Police, SES and Parks Victoria in the search for a missing person at Aireys Inlet.

10.29 AM 5 October, 2017
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