News & Media

My CFA family – one man’s journey from Iraq to CFA

A few regular school visits from the local fire brigade inspired a young Baker Dawas to join CFA to give back to his community.

1.52 PM 16 June, 2017

Sign of the times

Members of Inverloch Fire Brigade's new brigade management team (BMT) recently sought to improve the way they interacted and communicated with their community.

12.27 PM 16 June, 2017

Chief Officer update on fire services reform

Chief Officer Steve Warrington answers some of the most commonly asked questions we have received on fire services reform in the video below.

2.32 PM 15 June, 2017

Faces of CFA: Greg Parker

As part of Men's Health Week, we feature Smythesdale Fire Brigade's Greg Parker who coordinates their rehab unit, one of 14 in Victoria. 

1.51 PM 15 June, 2017

Soil moisture system improves forecasts

Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has developed a prototype, high-resolution system to more accurately predict soil dryness, leading to better bushfire predictions. 

11.56 AM 14 June, 2017

70 years strong at Giffard West

This year Giffard West Fire Brigade celebrated a big milestone, having served the community for 70 years.

11.16 AM 14 June, 2017

World Police & Fire Games Los Angeles August 2017

The Country Fire Authority Sports & Recreation Association (CFASRA) is looking for CFA members who are interested or intending to go to the World Police & Fire Games to be held in Los Angeles from 7 to 16 August 2017.  

11.12 AM 14 June, 2017

CFA medical officer’s health tips for men

Dr Michael Sargeant has been the CFA Medical Officer for some 20 years.

11.09 AM 14 June, 2017

PTSD: Ray of light in dark times

For years, Ray Carman had a hellish showreel running through his head featuring the graphic lowlights of his life as a Horsham Fire Brigade member and tow truck driver. The images of death and destruction were often on high rotation in the early hours of the morning as he lay awake.

9.23 PM 12 June, 2017

Warren Curry, AFSM

Warren Curry is not only a highly accomplished painter; he is also a dedicated and highly praised CFA member.

4.41 PM 9 June, 2017

Allan Cracknell, AFSM

A passionate man who dedicates his life to CFA has received an Australian Fire Services Medal (AFSM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours today.

4.39 PM 9 June, 2017

Chief Officer Steve Warrington, AFSM

Starting at Chelsea Fire Brigade in 1978 as a volunteer, Steve Warrington has risen up the CFA ranks to become our Chief Officer and, now, a proud recipient of the AFSM.

4.38 PM 9 June, 2017

Lance King, AFSM

Lance King is CFA volunteer life member with over 40 years’ service. He joined CFA in 1977 after previously being a junior member and his passion for serving the community has grown ever since.

4.36 PM 9 June, 2017

Lucky escape for Cisco the horse

Cisco the horse found himself in deep trouble in Sunbury, yesterday afternoon (10 June).

6.20 PM 11 June, 2017

CFA Juniors to compete in national Championships

CFA Junior members are set to battle it out with the best at the Australian Fire Cadet Championships in NSW this September. Do you have what it takes? Apply now!

3.55 PM 9 June, 2017

2017 CFA-SES Regional Community Engagement Forums

This year each region will host a Regional Forum, and the State Community Engagement Forum can be expected to return in 2018.

3.52 PM 9 June, 2017

Tom’s focus on half the sky

At 76 years of age, married to Cecily for 51 years and with four children and seven grandchildren, Tom Dumaresq has come to the conclusion that “the saviour of the world is women”.

11.27 AM 9 June, 2017

Musical candle safety warning

The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria has issued a Public Warning Notice to consumers under section 228 of the Australian Consumer Law & Fair Trading Act 2012, regarding a specific design of 'Happy birthday to you" novelty musical candles.

2.57 PM 8 June, 2017

Firefighting ultra-heavy tanker test

A New South Wales Rural Fire Service 9000-litre heavy tanker with firefighting capacity was trialled south of the border, with great success, last summer.

12.28 PM 8 June, 2017

Sky high skills put to the test

CFA led a multi-agency training exercise at Simonds Stadium’s light towers to heighten their rescue skills.

11.32 AM 7 June, 2017
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