News & Media

CFA juniors head to the Aus Fire Cadet Champs

Twelve CFA juniors from brigades across Victoria have been selected to compete in the 2017 biennial Australian Fire Cadet Championships, to be held on the New South Wales Central Coast in October.

4.45 PM 27 September, 2017

CFA Board Communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on 18 September 2017.

3.21 PM 27 September, 2017

New processes and guidance - clutter/hoarding

Residential fires involving significant clutter or hoarding are extremely dangerous for both occupants and firefighters. 

5.12 PM 26 September, 2017

More than 50 fires escape from private burn offs

Over the weekend, windy conditions saw more than 50 fires escape from private burn offs across the state.

3.10 PM 25 September, 2017

Smoke alarm program saves victim’s life

A woman whose life was saved by a smoke alarm during an alleged arson attack had had the device installed by firefighters less than 18 months earlier.

2.58 PM 25 September, 2017

10th anniversary of racing up the tallest building

The tenth anniversary of the race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building will see participants from all over Australia and overseas raise much-needed funds for charity partners Whitelion and Interplast.

1.03 PM 25 September, 2017

Off-road driver training at CFA

In the 1990s, CFA built an off-road driving track at Fiskville to teach drivers off-road techniques on sand and at water crossings, not commonly found in national parks and state forests where off-road driver training was being conducted.

12.51 PM 22 September, 2017

Update from Steve Smith ACO Inclusion & Fairness

Assistant Chief Officer, Inclusion and Fairness, Steve Smith provides an update on his first few months in the role. Steve also provides some ideas on how we can all contribute to CFA being an inclusive and equitable organisation. If you would like subtitles, click on the first icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

1.33 PM 22 September, 2017

Quad bikes – control is an illusion

At a roadside fuel reduction burn in February 2017, there was an incident involving a quad bike fitted with a rollover operator protective device (OPD).

12.56 PM 22 September, 2017

District 8 2017 Interfaith Tour

Building on the success of the Inaugural Tour in October 2016, the Community Safety Team again organised a tour of local places of worship within the District 8 area with the theme being, Many Faiths, One People.

10.49 AM 22 September, 2017

Glenmaggie brigade and Heyfield RSL members

On Sunday 10 September, Glenmaggie Fire Brigade opened its doors to host more than 30 Heyfield RSL members and their families for the annual get-together. 

10.37 AM 22 September, 2017

Early morning call out in Nutfield

It was an early start for CFA crews this morning when they were call to a house fire in on Mine Road in Nutfield.

9.32 AM 22 September, 2017

Sept news from the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC

With the release of the Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 and the AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference, it has been a busy month at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. 

2.05 PM 21 September, 2017

Happy New Year!

Today and tomorrow, CFA’s Jewish and Muslim members celebrate the beginning of their respective New Years.

9.41 PM 20 September, 2017

Emergency Services Blood Challenge sets new record

CFA has recorded its best result in the recently completed 2017 Emergency Services Blood Challenge with its members recording 940 donations over the three-month event.

1.52 PM 20 September, 2017

Dundas Group prepares for fire season

Dundas Group of Fire Brigades consisting of 18 Brigades from District 5 in South West Victoria conducted its annual pre-season training exercise utilising the Air Base at the Hamilton Airport last Sunday.  

4.00 PM 19 September, 2017

Promotional Programs preparing CFA for growth

More CFA career firefighters are training to move up the ranks, as part of Growth Programs’ 350 Firefighter Program (P350) to improve service delivery in our communities.   

11.11 AM 19 September, 2017

Steep angle training with SES

‘Working as one’ is a guiding principle for emergency services organisations in Victoria, and the best way to achieve this is to share skills, knowledge and resources across the state.

10.44 AM 18 September, 2017

Grass fire in Tylden

Spring weather is truly here and CFA firefighters got a taste of the season to come when they were called to a grass and scrub fire at Blue Gum Plantations this afternoon (18 September).

5.25 PM 18 September, 2017

Vic Police & Emergency Services Games 2018

Next years Victorian Police and Emergency Services Games may seem far away now but they will be here before you know it.

10.43 AM 17 September, 2017
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