News & Media

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire

Today marks 20 years since fierce flames destroyed 41 homes, killed three people and ripped through more than 400 hectares of bushland covering much of the Dandenong Ranges.

5.00 PM 20 January, 2017

Carrum Downs breaks incidents record

CFA’s Carrum Downs Fire Brigade volunteers have had a busy few weeks attending a range of incidents, allowing the brigade to break its incident record for 2016, with 470 call-outs.

11.08 AM 20 January, 2017

CFA joins Crime Stoppers to reduce arson risk

Crime Stoppers Victoria is once again calling on Victorians to reduce the risk of bushfire arson this summer with the launch of its 2016-17 reckless and deliberately-lit fires campaign.

10.42 AM 20 January, 2017

CFA to join Pride March

CFA Pride is inviting CFA members, family, friends and supporters to join the march in uniform with their lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) colleagues at the Midsumma Festival Pride March on Sunday, 29 January.

10.04 AM 20 January, 2017

Tourist hot spot no longer a black spot

Devils River has long been a hot spot for holiday makers, who flock to the area to enjoy camping and water sporting adventures. 

10.16 AM 19 January, 2017

Fire safety – straight from the horse’s mouth

CFA’s involvement in the prestigious Equitana Australia event provided an invaluable opportunity to focus on a niche fire safety message – horses and bushfire safety.

2.42 PM 18 January, 2017

Taking it to the streets – LMS launching in March

Last month we ran the first Taking it to the streets video, which provided an overview of how our training programs will be planned and delivered in the future. 

12.18 PM 18 January, 2017

Macedon goes automatic

Shortly after Ash Wednesday, the Macedon community rallied to raise funds for the town’s first brigade-owned vehicle. Not only was it brigade owned. It was brigade built.

5.00 PM 17 January, 2017

Mates helping mates and value of first aid

District 24 Regional BASO David Box had the opportunity to meet one of the North East Victoria’s finest young people last month. 

9.27 AM 18 January, 2017

Helicopter critical at Riddells Creek grass fire

Fourteen fire trucks and a firefighting helicopter were needed to bring a 10-hectare grassfire under control at a rural property at McDonalds Lane near Riddells Creek on Monday evening.

7.59 AM 18 January, 2017

Massive warehouse fire - 17 Jan 2007

Today (Tuesday 17 January 2017) is the 10th anniversary of a massive warehouse fire at DTM Logistics in Quantum Close, Dandenong South.

2.44 PM 17 January, 2017

Tangambalanga New Year's Day fire

 A grassfire was started by a truck being used to cart hay.

12.33 AM 17 January, 2017

Faces of CFA

What binds CFA's staff and volunteers is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch of men and women, young, old and in-between.

2.11 PM 16 January, 2017

CFA declares TFBs for Tuesday

Total Fire Bans are in place tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 January, in the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central districts, with conditions predicted to be the hottest and driest so far this season.

3.04 PM 16 January, 2017

How do you like your eggs?

Residents along the Mornington Peninsula have been reminded of the danger of leaving their kids, pets and even eggs (!) in their cars on hot days.  

9.52 AM 16 January, 2017

Crews put a quick stop to Strathewen grassfire

CFA firefighters worked hard to bring a slow-burning grass fire at Strathewen under control at 1.50pm this afternoon (13 January).

2.32 PM 13 January, 2017

The value of teamwork

Welcome to 2017, I hope you had a great Christmas and got the chance to spend some time with your friends and family. 

12.29 PM 13 January, 2017

Yackandandah balances experience and youth

The January meeting of Yackandandah Fire Brigade saw one of its longest-serving members presented with a 50-year service medal by District 24 Operations Manager Paul King.

11.13 AM 13 January, 2017

CFA says: Don’t be a butthead

It’s easy to be complacent; to think that your behaviour won’t affect anyone else, but even the small act of throwing a cigarette butt from your car makes you a butthead.

12.22 PM 12 January, 2017

Everyone wins at Mansfield’s Fire Ready Trivia

Both the risk and reality of bushfire has long shaped the lives of those who reside in Mansfield in Victoria’s North East. 

10.54 AM 12 January, 2017
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