News & Media

Evaporative coolers cause house fires

CFA has warned residents to check evaporative coolers, after crews attended four house fires caused by these systems over the weekend (7-8 January).

10.23 AM 12 January, 2017

From Arctic Circle to Tambo Crossing

Canadian pilot Ray Horton has travelled the long way around to fight bushfires in Victoria.

9.43 AM 12 January, 2017

Fire, grassland curing, and staying Safer Together

Alen Slijepcevic is the Deputy Chief Officer for Bushfire at CFA. Today he provides an update on the summer season and also some of the major projects being conducted under the Bushfire portfolio.  

11.11 AM 11 January, 2017

Urgent need for feed in Gippsland

Dairy farmers in Gippsland have been doing it hard through the current milk price crisis.

3.59 PM 10 January, 2017

Portland gains new firefighters

CFA’s Portland Fire Station has enhanced its capacity to protect the community, with the addition of five new career firefighters rostered on a day shift.

3.01 PM 10 January, 2017

A purrfect rescue from Mt Eliza Fire Brigade

On Friday 30 December 2016, Mt Eliza Fire Brigade received a call out to a home on Quinns Parade where Merlot the adventurous orange tabby cat was stuck in a tree.

12.23 PM 10 January, 2017

CFA Mount Martha family on film

It started with a university project but turned into a film that has inspired a community.

9.33 AM 10 January, 2017

Always CFA

Respected throughout the Victorian firefighting family, Chief Officer Steve Warrington presents in an authoritative and knowledgeable manner.

9.37 AM 10 January, 2017

CFA as a child safe organisation

All children have the right to feel safe and be protected from sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Victorian law requires organisations that work with children to meet specific Child Safe Standards by 1 January 2017.

11.11 AM 9 January, 2017

Community education at Loch Sport

Recently the community engagement team from CFA, DELWP and Parks Victoria supported Loch Sport Fire Brigade members as they delivered summer fire safety awareness to their community and tourists.

3.08 PM 5 January, 2017

Tankers with wings

“They are just tankers with wings.” CFA aviation officer Wayne Rigg is walking across Avalon Airport’s apron pointing to RJ and Hercules. 

11.01 AM 6 January, 2017

Buy groceries and support CFA on your summer break

Summer – that time of year when many of us pack the car and head off to enjoy one of Victoria’s many beautiful holiday locations. But while we relax, behind the scenes, thousands of CFA volunteers are on standby, ready to act in the event of bush or grassfires.

10.13 AM 6 January, 2017

Grassfire in Kellalac

UPDATE, Thursday 3.10pm : The grassfire in Kellalac is now under control.

2.19 PM 5 January, 2017

Strathewen students create fire film

CFA’s Arthur’s Creek Strathewen fire brigade have worked with 10 Strathewen Primary School students to create a ‘Claymation’ film about bushfire awareness, which has been well received by local people. 

1.00 PM 28 December, 2016

2017 VFBV Leadership Scholarships – apply now

VFBV’s Volunteer Leadership Program scholarships are available again in 2017 and VFBV is now calling for expressions of interest from potential participants.

10.21 AM 5 January, 2017

Fire destroys home in Portarlington

Early this morning (Thursday, 5 January) CFA crews received a call out to a house fire on Fenwick Street in Portarlington.

9.55 AM 5 January, 2017

Gas leak in Churchill

Digging a hole for a post has caused a gas leak on Canterbury Way and Auchterlonie Cres in Churchill this afternoon. 

3.41 PM 4 January, 2017

Spate of grassfires in Mickleham

UPDATE, Wednesday 12.15pm: The grassfire on Mt Ridley Road in Mickleham is now under control.

11.50 AM 4 January, 2017

Tractor sparks grassfire in Glenhope

UPDATE, Wednesday 11.15am: Three CFA trucks from Eppalock Group and Redesdale are still present at the incident.

6.38 PM 3 January, 2017

Caroline Springs house fire

Just after 9.30pm on Thursday night (29th December), Caroline Springs Fire Brigade, along with MFB crews from St Albans and Taylors Lakes, responded to a reported house fire in Caroline Springs.

3.03 PM 3 January, 2017
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