News & Media

CFA connects youth, art and Indigenous culture

Jamie Atkins, Captain of Broadford Fire Brigade saw an opportunity to engage CFA, local Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through Aboriginal art.

5.43 PM 4 August, 2017

2017 CFA & SES Bragging Board - Submit now

The Community Engagement Forums are an opportunity for brigades to enhance their skills and share their knowledge on community engagement practices.

12.23 PM 4 August, 2017

Urban competition hose giveaway

Is your brigade interested in running but don't have the equipment you need? We want to help!

2.28 PM 3 August, 2017

Having fun with kids at Camp Quality

Recently CFA was approached to support Camp Quality which wanted to run a weekend away for children with cancer at ‘The Lodge’ in Grantville.

1.15 PM 3 August, 2017

Aircraft accident at Clyde North

CFA crews responded to a light plane crash in Clyde North at about 10.40am this morning.

12.27 PM 3 August, 2017

Horsham firey educates local kids

Horsham volunteer Bernie Hadfield not only loves his role as a CFA firey but he’s also passionate about educating local kids about fire safety.

10.49 AM 3 August, 2017

Joint CFA and EPA update on Stawell tyre stockpile

Repeated failure by the owners of a tyre stockpile in Stawell to comply with Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) notices and with a Country Fire Authority (CFA) Fire Protection Notice has led EPA to take steps to take charge of the site and effect a clean-up.

5.42 PM 2 August, 2017

Buy a Brick for Wye River brigade

Wye River Fire Brigade has launched a new fundraising campaign to help fund a new extension to its fire station.  

5.32 PM 2 August, 2017

New recruits gain glimpse of training

Newly-recruited career firefighters recently got a taste of what’s to come during their 20 weeks of intense training, at induction sessions for the new Victorian Recruit Firefighter Courses.

5.08 PM 2 August, 2017

Gondola rescue training

On Saturday 29 July during the annual maintenance shutdown of the Arthurs Seat Eagle, CFA conducted specialised rescue training in conjunction with Arthurs Seat Eagle staff.    

10.55 AM 2 August, 2017

CFA fireys step up for mental health

Hundreds of CFA firefighters have been donning their PPC and getting hot and sweaty despite being nowhere near a fire. 

2.54 PM 1 August, 2017

South Gippsland Group celebrates

The South Gippsland Group of Fire Brigades celebrated its long-serving members at its annual presentation dinner recently.

2.52 PM 1 August, 2017

Amendments to the Working with Children Act 2005

As of today (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) changes come into effect to the Working with Children Act 2005 which aim to strengthen the protection of children.

10.23 AM 1 August, 2017

Historic homestead lost in Clyde North

At approximately 9.24pm on Friday 28 July, Berwick and Beaconsfield brigades were paged to a reported house fire on Grices Road, Clyde North.

3.08 AM 1 August, 2017

High angle rescue in Echuca

Echuca brigade was called to a rescue in Echuca’s Victoria Park Reserve on 30 July.

6.00 PM 31 July, 2017

CFA brigades make a stand against family violence

For CFA brigades Kinglake and Toolangi, speaking out against family violence is a message both want to make loud and clear to their local communities and beyond.

5.59 PM 28 July, 2017

CFA hits the Springvale snow fields

CFA brigade members from Springvale and Keysborough brigades and the Field Service Delivery team will be getting together this weekend at Springvale Snow Fest to deliver important residential safety messages.  

11.19 AM 29 July, 2017

Latest at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

With our major event, Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017, taking place earlier in the month, July has been super busy at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

2.28 PM 27 July, 2017

SAFE program a hit with school children

The popular SAFE (Safety Awareness Field Education) multi-agency program has been running in Victoria’s North West region since 2004, delivering safety education sessions to children in grades 3 and 4. 

10.39 AM 27 July, 2017

Update on proposed fire services reform

I want to update everyone on where the Parliament's inquiry into the fire services reform is up to.

5.50 PM 26 July, 2017
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