News & Media

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’

The fire danger index was low and Bonegilla Captain Brian Church headed out with his friend Dick Osmand at 6am to fish on Lake Hume.

2.19 PM 27 February, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

1.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Red hot wheels for brave little Keith

On Wednesday 15 February, little Keith Basset was busy testing his skills on his brand new bike when his calf became wedged between the pedal and crank.

1.40 PM 27 February, 2017

Walk off the War Within challenge

CFA and other emergency service responders, Australian Defence Force personnel and the community will walk around Victoria Park in Ballarat on Saturday 22 April to raise awareness of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

10.01 AM 27 February, 2017

Trentham FB thanks Lyonville community

Thank you to the Lyonville community.

9.03 AM 26 February, 2017

Aussie Day BBQs snag $70,000 for CFA

On Saturday 28 January, Victorians opened their mouths and their pockets at the Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ, held at Bunnings stores, raising more than $70,000 for CFA 43 brigades.

1.37 PM 24 February, 2017

Winners of the 2016 Fire Safety Pledge

Building on the success of the 2015 Fire Safety Pledge, CFA again hosted the initiative in 2016. The initiative was innovative and focused on improving community fire safety.

1.08 PM 24 February, 2017

Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

Two people have had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in Traralgon yesterday (23 February). 

12.34 PM 24 February, 2017

Board communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday 20 February 2017.  

9.05 AM 24 February, 2017

National Red Balloon Day says thank you to fireys

Victorians are being urged to support National Red Balloon Day by purchasing and displaying a red balloon to raise money and say thank-you to firefighters for the brave and courageous work they do.

9.23 AM 24 February, 2017

Chairs in the bush for planned burn lesson

Recently, 50 residents of the Dandenong Ranges met with fire agencies to learn about the benefits of planned burning and how they can be actively involved in reducing the risk of bushfires in their local area.

2.09 PM 23 February, 2017

Two injured in kitchen fires

CFA is asking residents to take extra care when cooking after two people were injured in two separate kitchen fire incidents last night.

1.13 PM 22 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Jenna Kelley

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.

7.11 AM 22 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans – Wed 22 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 February, in all fire weather districts, except the North East and across Gippsland.

4.23 PM 21 February, 2017

Hurstbridge brigade's capability boosted

Hurstbridge Fire Brigade's capability will be bolstered with the introduction of a new field command vehicle.

2.27 PM 21 February, 2017

Volunteer Leaders Forum 2017

CFA volunteers are encouraged to apply to attend the sixth Volunteer Leaders Forum on 29-30 April 2017.

2.11 PM 21 February, 2017

Bushfire prevention partnership still delivering

A proactive bushfire prevention partnership developed between CFA and Gippsland Community Correctional Services - Community Work Program continues to deliver results across the community.

11.13 AM 21 February, 2017

CFA helps farmers in need

CFA has delivered dozens of boxes of food to the Lions Club as part of their ‘Need for feed’ campaign to help struggling dairy farmers in Gippsland.

11.19 AM 20 February, 2017

Juniors to test skills at State Championships

CFA’s junior members have been training hard in preparation to showcase their skills at the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Junior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Tatura on 25-26 February.

2.39 PM 17 February, 2017

CFA features in round one of grants

CFA operational equipment, community education, training and development and maintenance projects will be funded thanks to the first round of emergency volunteer grants announced this week.

12.50 PM 17 February, 2017
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