News & Media

Help for brigades facing rural decline

There’s been a population boom in Victoria. The 2016 Census shows that more than 6.1 million people now call Victoria home - an increase of more than 15 per cent in just ten years.

5.06 PM 15 August, 2017

Brigades get a feel for the season ahead

It’s hard to believe that some of our fireys have been battling grass fires and burn offs over the past couple of weeks given the gloomy weather, but they certainly have.

2.10 PM 15 August, 2017

CFA women’s event to be held in Wodonga

The CFA will host a women’s event on Sunday 27 August to promote the large number of operational and non-operational opportunities for women in CFA.

2.09 PM 15 August, 2017

New heavy pumpers in the making

CFA is growing its fire truck fleet, building 12 new heavy pumpers at at Bell Fire Rescue’s factory in Queensland. 

11.23 AM 15 August, 2017

House fire in Sale

Firefighters have been called to a house fire in Sale early this morning (15 August).

10.58 AM 15 August, 2017

Three National Medals presented

Volunteers and their families came together to celebrate the special service members give to CFA at the annual Baw Baw Group of Fire Brigade’s presentation dinner on Saturday night (12 August 2017).

5.58 PM 14 August, 2017

Governor-General Visits Phillip Island Station

On Sunday 13 August the Phillip Island Fire Brigade played hosts to Their Excellencies, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove.

5.50 PM 14 August, 2017

Ruff rescue for CFA

Frank the border collie had quite the tale to tell after being rescued from a cliff face on Saturday (12 August).

3.19 PM 14 August, 2017

CFA Plan 2017-18

Today we release the annual CFA Plan for 2017-18 – a document that provides a clear framework for CFA to drive our work over the next 12 months.

12.00 PM 14 August, 2017

Keysborough lets the cat out

Curiosity got the better of Nero the cat last weekend when he found himself in a hot spot of trouble.

5.54 PM 11 August, 2017

Firefighting the heart of the Harris family

Today is International Youth Day, which celebrates and recognises young people’s contributions to conflict prevention, transformation and inclusion. 

3.45 PM 11 August, 2017

CFA connecting women

CFA is dedicated to supporting women and recently hosted a CFA Volunteer Network forum in Sale on Sunday, 6 August. The forum aimed to establish a women’s network amongst existing volunteers and to encourage local women to be a part of this great organisation. While the history of CFA suggests that it has been mostly male dominated, the tide is changing.

4.21 PM 11 August, 2017

Terry hangs up his boots after 30 years as a DGO

Terry Miller has spent the majority of his life serving his community, as a member of the Yanac Fire Brigade and his work with the Lowan Group.

4.03 PM 11 August, 2017

Dandenong Ranges Feeding Group fundraiser

The Dandenong Ranges Feeding Group is having its annual fundraiser this October and the team want you to 'leave your hat on' and help raise money for the important work they do in the local community.

10.14 AM 11 August, 2017

Vale Allan Duncan – Upwey brigade life member

It is with heavy hearts that we, Upwey Fire Brigade members, announce the passing of Allan Duncan after a four-year battle with prostate cancer.

5.36 PM 10 August, 2017

AFSM Nominations – Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

CFA values and honours exceptional contributions to protecting lives and property. You now have the opportunity to nominate outstanding people for recognition.

5.55 PM 8 August, 2017

Update: CFA Inclusion and Fairness August 2017

Consulting with people across CFA about inclusion and fairness is a large part of the work ahead of the team led by ACO Steve Smith. 

10.43 AM 10 August, 2017

Do you want fireys with that?

CFA fireys were dealt a supersized task this morning when they were called to battle a blaze at the Dingley Village McDonald's (9 August).

1.34 PM 9 August, 2017

From the Chief Officer: response times

The Select Committee inquiring into the Victorian government’s fire services legislation requested CFA provide response time data for our brigades.

5.19 PM 7 August, 2017

2017 Emergency Service Blood Challenge

We're now in the the final month for donations - August 2017.

9.31 AM 7 August, 2017
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