News & Media

District 12 acknowledges the Taungurung community

On 5 October, District 12 held an event to acknowledge and build relationships with the Taungurung community by renaming its two meeting rooms with Wurrung language words. 

10.54 AM 12 October, 2017

Stress management and self care

Following on from our previous posts for Mental Health Week, today we would like to share some techniques around stress management and the importance of self-care.

3.12 PM 11 October, 2017

High angle rescue in Greensborough

At 10.25am yesterday (10 October) CFA crews were called to Ballandry Court in Greensborough to assist with a high angle rescue.

11.18 AM 11 October, 2017

Chief Officer awarded CFA’s Life Membership Medal

Chief Officer Steve Warrington has been recognised for his service to the Country Fire Authority, awarded a CFA Life Membership Medal for his contribution and dedication to the organisation. 

6.00 PM 10 October, 2017

Diesel truck rollover in Deep Lead

CFA crews were called to a petrol truck rollover in Deep Lead this morning (10 October).

9.55 AM 10 October, 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017

Today marks World Mental Health Day; a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.

6.36 PM 9 October, 2017

Mt Martha Brigade Support Team

This week, CFA is recognising and acknowledging some of our senior members as part of Victorian Seniors Week. Mt Martha Fire Brigade is a perfect example of an active senior group that doesn't let age get in its way.

3.31 PM 9 October, 2017

Dimboola celebrates a succesful year

It was a full house on Friday 22 September as the Dimboola Fire Brigade celebrated a year of achievements at their annual dinner and awards evening.

1.26 PM 9 October, 2017

CFA goes back to Cubs

Last week over 3700 cub scouts aged from 8-11 years old travelled from across Victoria to Gillwell Park in Gembrook for a four-night camp.

1.09 PM 9 October, 2017

Mental Health Week 2017

Yesterday (Sunday 8 October) marked the first day of Mental Health Week 2017. 

11.10 AM 9 October, 2017

Strathewen Bushfire Education wins top award

The Strathewen Bushfire Education Partnership has been awarded the 2017 Resilient Australia Award for Victoria in the education division for their Claymation project, ‘If You Care, Stay Aware and Be Prepared - a message from Gem Gem'.  

3.21 PM 5 October, 2017

First fire restrictions for 2017-18

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday 16 October 2017:

8.51 AM 6 October, 2017

Early morning house fire in Cohuna

In the early hours of this morning (6 October) CFA crews were called to a house fire on the Murray Valley Highway in Cohuna.

8.23 AM 6 October, 2017

CFA assisting Police, SES and Parks Victoria

CFA crews have been assisting Victoria Police, SES and Parks Victoria in the search for a missing person at Aireys Inlet.

10.29 AM 5 October, 2017

Transcript 3AW interview Wednesday, 4 October

Transcript of CFA Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook interview with 3AW’s Neil Mitchell on Wednesday, 4 October. 

2.36 PM 4 October, 2017

Message from Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook

You may have seen media reports today about changes to how CFA is handling the installation of smoke alarms in the community.

1.14 PM 4 October, 2017

BackFit Plus and DeskFit Plus

BackFit Plus and DeskFit Plus sessions are currently being delivered around the state by the Healthy For Life Program.

2.06 PM 3 October, 2017

CFA Dundas Group recognises outstanding service

The Dundas Group conducted its biennial dinner Monday, 25 September to thank outgoing Captains and Deputy Group Officers and to present National Medals and Group Life Memberships to members.

12.08 PM 3 October, 2017

District 14 brigades commence EMR

In a boost to the communities they protect, all integrated fire stations in District 14 now have emergency medical response (EMR) capability.

5.00 PM 2 October, 2017

Firing Up Women Small Grants Program

Assistant Chief Officer Gavin Thompson announced today (Monday 2 October) the Firing Up Women Small Grants Program in the North West Region. 

5.02 PM 2 October, 2017
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