News & Media

Dick digging his new direction

Late 2013 and Fentons Creek Captain Dick Stephenson was cleaning the fire station in preparation for the official handover of their new tanker when he “didn’t feel right; the back of my head wasn’t right”.

1.52 PM 18 April, 2017

Construction phase begins for Edithvale brigade

Last week the Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services, Hon James Merlino, took to a sledge hammer to physically start the demolition of the current Fire Station and neighbouring house to start the construction phase of the new Edithvale Fire Station.

11.15 AM 18 April, 2017

Jimmy’s Good Friday Appeal journey

CFA life member Jimmy Rankin is as passionate as they come when it comes to the Good Friday Appeal, and has more than 50 years of service to the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Appeal.

8.01 AM 15 April, 2017

CFA raises $1.7m for GFA

CFA members have raised and collected more than $1.7 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

7.58 AM 15 April, 2017

Daniel’s support for GFA

A firefighter from Dandenong is committed to shedding light on the great work performed by The Royal Children’s Hospital.

12.53 PM 14 April, 2017

House destroyed in Heyfield

CFA firefighters were called to an early morning house fire in Heyfield today, 13 April.

2.30 PM 13 April, 2017

Kids Day Out... come on down and say hello

Tomorrow, on Good Friday, CFA will be actively involved in the Kids’ Day Out festival at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

12.49 PM 13 April, 2017

Mount Macedon – looking to the future

Nestled in the heart of the village, Mount Macedon fire station sits landlocked on a small parcel kindly donated over 50 years ago the generous neighbour.  

11.48 AM 13 April, 2017

Elphinstone CFA at the Police & Emergency Services

Recently, as part of the Police and Emergency Services games, Elphinstone Brigade Firefighter and Treasurer, Mark Ware, competed and was awarded a bronze medal in two Equestrian Events – one for dressage and one for combined training (includes dressage & show jumping in the same event) on his trusty steed, a 10yo thoroughbred gelding named Teddy.

11.45 AM 13 April, 2017

Natte Yallock’s community spirit

The Natte Yallock Recreation Reserve Committee of Management is an active and committed group. 

11.41 AM 13 April, 2017

D2 International Women's Day Lunch

District 02 played host to a lunch on Thursday March 9 as part of a belated celebration of International Women’s Day.

11.33 AM 13 April, 2017

Guildford brigade busy fundraising

Tankers cost a bit of money so Guildford Fire Brigade has been busy trying to generate some funds towards the process.  

11.26 AM 13 April, 2017

District 4 Specialist Response Unit

Over several fire seasons, District 4 in the Glenelg Shire has relied on sourcing equipment from other districts to extinguish local peat and non-structure fires, which required extensive hose lays, deployment of sprinkler systems and/or water injection into heavy burning fuels. 

9.33 AM 13 April, 2017

Volunteer taking leaps and bounds

Growing up with parents, Kathleen and Trevor Smullen, who operated the Clyde Fire Brigade base radio, Rachel Christie “got sucked into Juniors at 11”.

9.18 AM 13 April, 2017

Trentham acquires ultralight for Lyonville annex

Trentham Fire Brigade is now the very proud owner of an ultra-light appliance that will be housed at its Lyonville annex, thanks to a generous offer from Daylesford FB, one of the neighbouring brigades in Glenlyon Group.

3.28 PM 12 April, 2017

Michael beats the odds and claims gold

One of CFA’s hard working members has taken home gold in the 2017 Victorian Police and Emergency Services Games and it’s not his first time either.

1.26 PM 12 April, 2017

Faces of CFA: Leigh Roberts

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.

12.41 PM 12 April, 2017

Introducing Volunteers and Strategy

Volunteers and Strategy are a new team; a cross-section of different parts of the organisation, aiming to improve the connection between the field and corporate CFA.

10.12 AM 12 April, 2017

Inspire Awards coming up Rosey

Six years after Rosey Chester was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis (MS) she joined Alexandra Fire Brigade. Both her boys had started primary school and, when asked to join, “I was unable to step backwards quickly enough”.

9.18 AM 12 April, 2017

Fireys hit the treadmill for a good cause

Victorian firefighters will swap their boots with runners as they put their endurance to the test on Thursday, 13 April to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

8.15 AM 12 April, 2017
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