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The real Kaptain Koala calls time

Keith Harms was a nurse at north-east Victoria’s haunted Mayday Hills lunatic asylum, before joining Beechworth Rural Fire Brigade in 1971.

2.00 PM 10 July, 2017

End of era as CFA recruits graduate

Today, Saturday 8 July, marks the end of an era with CFA’s final 30 recruit firefighters graduating at a ceremony at Victorian Emergency Management Training Campus in Craigieburn.

10.37 AM 9 July, 2017

Fiskville decommissioning works to begin

Following the closure of CFA’s Fiskville Training Campus in 2015, CFA is set to start the decommissioning works within two weeks.

10.14 AM 7 July, 2017

Training in the tropics

On 16 May, District Mechanical Officer Glenn Mumford and Scoresby brigade member Jim Read arrived at the South Pacific country of Tuvalu for a 10-day deployment to educate the police department, fire service and local volunteers about fire safety and equipment maintenance.

9.40 AM 7 July, 2017

Learning a 50,000 year old tradition

For over 50,000 years, Australia’s Indigenous communities have managed country by using traditional burning methods. They created a system that was sustainable and suited the Australian landscape.

8.31 AM 7 July, 2017

National priorities for natural hazards research

A set of priorities for national research into natural hazards in Australia has been launched by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Driving Change Showcase 2017 in Adelaide.

5.20 PM 6 July, 2017

Racy red drink bottles for our Juniors

New environmentally friendly drink bottles now available for CFA Juniors!

4.31 PM 6 July, 2017

Learning to burn in the far west

On the weekend of 16-17 June District 17 hosted its first ever burn camp.

4.15 PM 6 July, 2017

CFA flies flag with pride

During NAIDOC Week celebrations, CFA is proud to announce that the Aboriginal flag will be flown permanently at headquarters, regional offices and large fire stations throughout Victoria.

11.01 AM 5 July, 2017

D27 Mens Health Night

On the evening of Wednesday June 28th, 2017, we ran a “Men’s HealthNight” at District 27 HQ in Morwell. 

3.46 PM 4 July, 2017

Indigenous cool burn a revelation

Vegetation Management Officer Phil Hawkey describes himself as “on a journey” as he increases his knowledge of Aboriginal traditional burning.

12.42 PM 4 July, 2017

Bulla Fire Brigade- 30th Anniversary Dinner

On Saturday, June 24 Bulla Fire Brigade held their Annual Dinner at the Calabria Club in Bulla, which also coincided with their 30th Anniversary of forming.

9.15 AM 4 July, 2017

Tanker rollover at Minhamite

Early this afternoon a CFA tanker was involved in an incident on the Penshurst-Warrnambool Road in Minhamite.

4.45 PM 3 July, 2017

Quick thinking saved Steve’s life

For Group Officer Steve Lewis (Dundas Group), who suffered a stroke back in March, his awareness of stroke signs combined with an effective response at Western District Health Service has meant the difference between a full recovery and permanent disability or death. 

11.02 AM 3 July, 2017

Repco launches fundraiser for CFA

CFA is pleased to announce a new fundraising partnership with Repco commencing today.

12.15 PM 3 July, 2017

Junior Leader Forum 2017 - Save the Date

To all current Junior Leaders, In an effort to provide networking opportunities and professional development to Junior Leaders, Volunteer Sustainability will host a state-wide Junior Leader forum in September 2017.

12.11 PM 3 July, 2017

Jo paves the way for women in CFA

CFA volunteer Jo Ussing is set to make history on 1 July, becoming the first ever female Group Officer in CFA’s West Region and the only current female to hold this role in Victoria.  

2.41 PM 30 June, 2017

Fire Awareness Awards up for grabs

Applications for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards are now open for individuals, community groups and organisations to submit innovative projects that help reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria.

10.16 AM 30 June, 2017

Gulpa gaka to Yorta Yorta Woka

Gulpa gaka to Yorta Yorta Woka (Welcome to Yorta Yorta Country) The National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) is a week-long celebration each July recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

9.23 AM 30 June, 2017

Emergency Services Blood Challenge well under way

This year’s Red Cross Emergency Services Blood Challenge is well under way and CFA members are currently holding second place, having made 254 blood donations since the challenge launched on 1June.

4.54 PM 29 June, 2017
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