News & Media

Large hay bale fires in the north-west and west

Early in the morning of 27 December, CFA firefighters were alerted to a large hay bale fire in Natimuk.

3.13 PM 27 December, 2017

Harvesting workshops build safer communities

CFA District 17 Headquarters Brigade Captain Kevin Bolwell and West Region Community Education Coordinator Jenny McGennisken are helping to build safer communities through workshops that advise farmers about the fire risks associated with harvest machinery.

9.28 AM 28 December, 2017

Take care with ride-on mowers

A grass fire at Arthurs Creek on Saturday 23 December was started by a ride-on mower.

8.43 AM 25 December, 2017

Combating rural decline

Rural decline and retraction is a major concern for many of our CFA communities across rural Victoria.

9.01 AM 27 December, 2017

Bombers on the move in Victoria’s north-west

Last week (13 December) CFA Air Operations in North West Region relocated fixed wing bombers 352 and 353.

8.31 AM 26 December, 2017

CFA urges holiday travellers to be prepared

People travelling throughout the state are being urged to check local fire conditions before they leave and to stay informed to help ensure they enjoy a truly relaxing festive season break.

11.10 AM 22 December, 2017

More career firefighters for Portland Fire Station

Eight career firefighters will transfer from Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) to join the Portland CFA brigade.

5.47 PM 21 December, 2017

Frankston gas cylinder explosion under control

Several gas bottles have caught fire and exploded near a business in Frankston just after 7pm this evening (21 December). 

8.23 PM 21 December, 2017

2000-bale fire serves as warning

As farmers and contractors are busy with hay and silage harvesting in West and South Gippsland, 2000 bales of hay were lost near Torrita (west of Ouyen) on 19 December.

4.26 PM 21 December, 2017

Avoid a sizzle and barbecue safely

Apron? Check. Tongs? Check. Safety? Check.

11.29 AM 21 December, 2017

Historic joint graduation day for recruits

A total of 121 MFB and CFA recruits have now completed the new Victorian Recruit Firefighter Course, with the course’s last 30 recruits graduating yesterday (19 December). 

3.35 PM 20 December, 2017

Attack and lay pack success

In 2013, changes in building codes and the increasing number of multi-storey developments around the Dandenong area put a strain on the existing highrise hose deployment packs we use to fight fires.

8.16 AM 20 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk: part four

Over a series of five interviews, we talk to group officers across our regions to find out about their local risks and how they prepare for the summer.

8.40 AM 19 December, 2017

Total Fire Ban declared in four districts

Tomorrow's (Tuesday 19 December) conditions will be hot and windy with temperatures reaching the high 30s and low 40s, and lightning forecast across the state.

3.00 PM 18 December, 2017

Give the gift of blood

As we approach the festive season, a time of joy and celebration for many, it can be a difficult time for others who are requiring blood products regularly.

2.46 PM 18 December, 2017

Werribee Fire Brigade saves girl in car crash

Werribee Fire Brigade is all too familiar with the importance of road accident rescue training and maintaining skills, particulary with the recent save of a young girl. 

11.30 AM 18 December, 2017

Presentations to BAELOs on fire investigation

The theme of this year’s annual Victoria Police Bushfire, Arson and Explosives Liaison Officers (BAELOs) training session was “Why do we tolerate dangerous behaviour?” 

10.52 AM 18 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk: part three

Over a series of five interviews, we talk to group officers across our regions to find out about their local risks and how they prepare for the summer.

9.53 AM 18 December, 2017

Rescue operation underway near Bacchus Marsh

CFA crews are working to bring two teenage boys down from a cliff off Werribee Vale Rd, Maddingley this afternoon.

3.55 PM 16 December, 2017

Fire restrictions in North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 22 December 2017: Banyule City Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District) Nillumbuk Shire Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District)

2.55 PM 15 December, 2017
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