News & Media

Casey Group’s concept FCV

Casey Group of brigades has developed a new-style FCV with an enhanced radio capability of seven radios.

11.42 AM 7 February, 2017

Good will on the road to recovery

While attending a buck’s party in Melbourne on Saturday 7 February 2009, Chum Creek resident David Laity received the phone call he’d been dreading. 

9.48 AM 7 February, 2017

AFSM nominations: call for Aust Day Honours 2018

CFA values and honours exceptional contributions to protecting property and lives. You now have the opportunity to nominate outstanding people for recognition. CFA is in the process of consolidating nominations for the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) for the Australia Day Honours 2018. Due Date:  1 May, 2017 (CFA closing date) Nomination Form: Brigades Online -

3.39 PM 6 February, 2017

Grassfire in Diggers Rest

On Saturday 4 February, CFA firefighters evacuated residents in Melbourne’s northwest as an out-of-control grassfire threatened homes. 

1.57 PM 6 February, 2017

The Art of Roadside Burning

Roadside burning is being elevated to an art form in three brigade areas south of Ballarat where a long black ribbon of burnt ground now slices through the landscape. In fact, it stretches from one side of District 15 to the other.

11.39 AM 6 February, 2017

OM takes on the Tour de Cure

If there's one thing CFA members excel in other than fighting fires, it’s pulling together to help the community and Allan Rankin is about to demonstrate this perfectly.

10.07 AM 3 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

2.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Des rewarded for outstanding service

Late last year (24 November) CFA’s Des Phelan unassumingly attended what he thought was a Christmas party; little did he know his colleagues had something much more exciting in mind.

9.01 AM 3 February, 2017

Early morning fire at Yellingbo

CFA fire investigators will look into the cause of a house fire in Yellingbo this morning (Friday, 3 February).

8.44 AM 3 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Andrew Rouch

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.

3.14 PM 1 February, 2017

See it first on CFA Members

Ever find yourself wondering what the other brigades are up to?

10.42 AM 1 February, 2017

Ferntree Gully house fire

CFA crews responded to house fire in Ferntree Gully just before 10.30pm on Tuesday, 31 January.

8.52 AM 1 February, 2017

Lyndhurst fire closes railway

CFA firefighters responded to a grassfire just before midday today, Tuesday 31 January, at Boland Drive in Lyndhurst.

7.36 PM 31 January, 2017

Grassland burn learning exercise

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working together to complete roadside fuel reduction planned burns in the south-west of the state.

11.56 AM 31 January, 2017

Australian Journal of Emergency Management

You can stay up to date with what’s happening in the emergency management sector by reading The Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

8.31 AM 31 January, 2017

Strengthening infrastructure for hazard impact

Research by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is assisting communities, builders, governments and the emergency services make informed decisions about how they can mitigate the risk of building and road damage from natural hazards.

2.56 PM 30 January, 2017

Fire destroys home in Wallan

In the early hours of this morning (30 January) CFA crews were called to a house fire on Botanical Avenue in Wallan.

2.46 PM 30 January, 2017

Talking and walking ‘safety first’

CFA has turned up the ante on safety with a tool called ‘Safety Share.’

1.16 PM 30 January, 2017

Harvest workshops in Wimmera reduce fires

CFA volunteer Kevin Bolwell has helped to reduce fires caused by harvesting machinery in the Wimmera, through running a series of workshops for farmers in the area.

1.01 PM 30 January, 2017

First statewide Total Fire Ban

A statewide Total Fire Ban will be in place on Monday for the first time this summer.

2.04 PM 29 January, 2017
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