News & Media

From the CO - fire services reform

I'd like to clarify my comments regarding fire services reform in the media today.

10.38 AM 7 June, 2017

Assessing brigade viability

For many years, we’ve measured the health of brigades by focusing on operational preparedness and response. But, as we develop our understanding of risk, we know it’s much more than that.

9.19 AM 7 June, 2017

How toxic plume modelling helps incident response

In Victoria, CFA is leading the development of a toxic plume modelling capability to predict the downwind dispersion of chemicals and smoke from incidents.

7.59 AM 7 June, 2017

Teaching kids fire safety in Gippsland

Nambrok-Denison Primary School held a Community Day which included VicPol, RAV, Department of Sustainablity, and local agricultural businesses. CFA members from Nambrok and the community education team also took part.

11.41 AM 6 June, 2017

Private units blitzing it

Private firefighting units are just a regular part of the conversation in brigades in broadacre farming areas of Victoria.

4.17 PM 5 June, 2017

Remembering the Kerang train crossing tragedy

Today (5 June) is the 10-year anniversary of the Kerang train crash which killed 11 passengers. It was a tragedy that changed the lives of many and prompted important Victorian road safety reforms.

1.33 PM 5 June, 2017

Tatura Juniors by a country mile

What are they feeding the Juniors in Tatura? Tinned spinach? Magic beans?

12.56 PM 5 June, 2017

Help Euroa celebrate this weekend

Members of Euroa Fire Brigade would like you to help them celebrate their 125th birthday this weekend, 9 to 11 June.

11.36 AM 5 June, 2017

Crash destroys Tarneit childcare centre

A childcare centre on Tarneit Road, Tarneit has been destroyed by fire, after a car crashed in to the front of the building around 4am today (5 June).

7.13 AM 5 June, 2017

CFA Volunteer Excellence Award

Last Friday night 6 young CFA volunteers from the VFBV youth network and 2 young CFA nominees joined Director of People and Culture Zemeel Saba and 500 other young Victorians and their families in attending the Victorian Young Volunteer of the Year awards at the Flemington Racecourse. 

10.16 PM 2 June, 2017

Wellbeing first at Montrose

Montrose Fire Brigade is set to receive $13,000 for a new health and wellbeing fitness area, the first of its kind at a volunteer station in Victoria.

4.26 PM 2 June, 2017

A life saved in Rowville

At around 9pm on 15 May, Julie, a Rowville resident, discovered her husband Andrew unresponsive in bed.

3.04 PM 1 June, 2017

Traditional fire management book for brigades

One CFA district was on the front foot for National Reconciliation Week, ensuring every brigade received a book about Indigenous traditional fire management to help CFA members appreciate the shared culture of fire.

11.26 AM 1 June, 2017

CFA volunteer warns of fungus in firewood

Glenaladale CFA volunteer John Hine was faced with a battle last year, one he never saw coming. This time last year John was cutting up the annual supply of Redgum wood on his farm in Woodglen. John had no idea he was inhaling a small fungus that lives in some timbers.

1.57 PM 31 May, 2017

Working with the local community

On a cold Monday night in May, Langwarrin Fire Brigade, along with neighbouring brigades Cranbourne and Pearcedale, were paged to attend a structure fire with reported persons missing at Cranbourne South Primary School in Cranbourne South, which is set in a semi-rural location.

8.19 AM 31 May, 2017

CFA sets sights on blood challenge

Emergency services gathered at the Victorian Police Air Wing this cool winter morning (30 May) for the Emergency Services Blood Challenge launch hosted by the Australian Red Cross.

4.08 PM 30 May, 2017

RCH says 'Thank You' for 2017 Good Friday Appeal

Last Friday night (26 May) The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal held the first of a series of ‘Thank you’ events in Parkville to express their thanks to supporters for raising a total of $17,605,662 for this year’s appeal.

4.06 PM 30 May, 2017

New Assistant Chief Officer Inclusion and Fairness

Last Monday, CFA’s Steve Smith commenced in his new role as Assistant Chief Officer, Inclusion and Fairness.

3.42 PM 30 May, 2017

Brigades undertake intense training at Dumbalk

Brigades from the South Gippsland Group of Fire Brigades joined together for a training exercise focusing on structure fires and hazardous materials at the Dumbalk Recreation Reserve on Sunday morning, May 28, 2017.

2.26 PM 30 May, 2017

Candle blamed for Cranbourne North fire

An unattended scented candle caused a fire that destroyed a Cranbourne North home yesterday (29 May).

2.06 PM 30 May, 2017
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