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NEM Ceremony Photos

In October 2011, the National Emergency Medal was added to the Australian Honours. It recognises service to others during nationally significant emergencies. The 2009 Victorian Bushfires have been declared a nationally significant emergency and members of CFA who rendered service during the specified dates of these fires are eligible for the National Emergency Medal.

3.11 PM 12 September, 2017

Fireman Sam meets Captain Koala

On Saturday 9th September, Captain Koala helped Fireman Sam celebrate his 30th birthday at Toys R Us at Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Narre Warren.

1.59 PM 12 September, 2017

Turriff-ic Torpeys

From father Angus to son Doug to cousin Damian, the captaincy of Turriff Fire Brigade was held in the Torpey family from the brigade’s establishment in 1944 until this year.

11.01 AM 12 September, 2017

CFA treasure

Dot McGee was a treasured volunteer in District 6. Her passion, dedication and community spirit was consuming and it inspired all who met her

4.58 PM 11 September, 2017

Let’s park it

The popularity of Nagambie and number of large events held in the area gives the local Brigade many opportunities to connect with the community and turn public events into major fundraising opportunities.

4.08 PM 11 September, 2017

Cliff rescue on Mount Arapiles

CFA crews from Warrnambool, Portland and Hamilton worked with other agencies for five hours to rescue a man stuck halfway down a cliff face on Mount Arapiles late last year.

11.06 AM 8 September, 2017

Take care of your mental health

“Mental wellbeing is more than just the absence of mental illness; it’s about thriving and positive mental health as well,” says Annette Molloy, CFA’s Manager Organisational Wellbeing.

10.51 AM 8 September, 2017

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017

The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 shows the southern fire season is likely to commence earlier and be more active than usual due to a warmer a warm, dry winter and forecasts of a hot summer.

11.41 AM 7 September, 2017

Large blaze at Drysdale

Update Friday 8 September:

10.41 AM 7 September, 2017

Brigade health and safety coordinators

Brigade health and safety coordinators are not alone. There’s a growing network of informed group health and safety coordinators (GHSCs) working with them, and together they are making a difference in their districts.

10.18 AM 7 September, 2017

CFA Junior Leaders unite to talk about the future

This coming weekend CFA Junior Leaders from brigades across Victoria will come together to network, share ideas and build on their knowledge and skills at the 2017 Junior Leader Forum.

10.07 AM 7 September, 2017

Pumps and PNG

What’s the connection between CFA water pumps and Papua New Guinea?

10.48 AM 6 September, 2017

Special offer for 2017 Royal Melbourne Show

Are you an Emergency Memberlink member and going to the Royal Melbourne Show?

10.02 AM 6 September, 2017

Craigieburn annual dinner

On Saturday 2 September 2017, Craigieburn Fire Brigade held its annual dinner.

2.39 PM 5 September, 2017

Pine plantation fire

Over 120 CFA members tackled a grass and scrub fire at a Munro Pine Plantation on Sunday, 3 September.

6.10 PM 4 September, 2017

Updated Bushfire Firefighter reference manual

The second edition of the Bushfire Firefighter reference manual has been released with updated safety information. 

2.10 PM 4 September, 2017

An evening with Bruce Pascoe

Every seat was filled and it was standing room only at Broadford Fire Station on Monday night the 28th of August 2017.  Over 60 people came from across District 12and beyond to hear two unique presentations about Aboriginal traditional fire and Aboriginal land management.

12.33 PM 4 September, 2017

Langwarrin hosts Steve Moneghetti

Langwarrin Fire Brigade and Langwarrin Running Club came together on Saturday to host special guest marathon runner Steve Moneghetti, who travelled down from Ballarat to coach the members of the running club.

11.26 AM 4 September, 2017

CFA welcomes new Deputy Chief Officer

Chief Officer Steve Warrington has announced the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Officer, Gavin Freeman AFSM, who will join CFA later this month.

10.14 AM 4 September, 2017

Spotlight on CFA's education coordinators

Community Education Coordinators (CECs) do a lot more than just coordinate: they champion, promote, oversee and empower.

9.19 AM 4 September, 2017
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