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Gain glimpse of life as CFA female firey

Women considering a career shake-up to become a CFA firefighter will get a chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to take on this varied and rewarding role.

 9.59 AM 16 March, 2017

All hands on deck at Mt Dandenong grassfire

It was all systems go this morning when emergency services crews were called to a grass and scrub fire on Mt Dandenong Tourist Road.

 11.03 AM 9 March, 2017

Pat helps drive support program

One of CFA’s first female volunteer members in her area, Pat Bigham is an inspiring woman who has dedicated her career to helping others and serving her community.

 4.52 PM 6 March, 2017

Grassfire in Diggers Rest

On Saturday 4 February, CFA firefighters evacuated residents in Melbourne’s northwest as an out-of-control grassfire threatened homes. 

 1.57 PM 6 February, 2017

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire

Today marks 20 years since fierce flames destroyed 41 homes, killed three people and ripped through more than 400 hectares of bushland covering much of the Dandenong Ranges.

 5.00 PM 20 January, 2017

Final fire restrictions for the summer

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Tuesday, 3 January 2017:

 4.22 PM 19 December, 2016

Buddy brigades across districts

As a standalone brigade not aligned with a group and two hours from both Marysville and Mansfield, Woods Point, deep in the Great Divide, can rightly claim to be isolated.

 10.05 AM 19 December, 2016

Corryong Group Officer Brown talks risk

“It’s absolutely picturesque at the moment,” said Group Officer Colin Brown, “and we’re not expecting anything between now and Christmas but then, if the rain stays away, look out!

 2.51 PM 11 November, 2016

Multiple agencies go candling

Candling - it's probably not what you think. A planned burning technique is shared between agencies at the candling workshop at Silvan Reservoir.

 4.14 PM 19 October, 2016

Dumped chemicals leak in garbage truck

CFA warns residents to take care when throwing out chemicals, after hydrochloric acid caused a stir for emergency services in Croydon North this morning (6 October). 

 11.02 AM 6 October, 2016

Euroa Open Day shines

Euroa Fire Brigade open day was incorporated with the Euroa National Show and Shine held on Sunday 2 October.    

 9.40 AM 3 October, 2016

Wodonga West Brigade moves into new station

The rain cleared and the sun was shining when Wodonga West Fire Brigade moved its operations from its old station to a new station on Moorefield Park Drive in  Wodonga West on Saturday 10 September.

 12.45 PM 27 September, 2016

Fire at panel beater

CFA crews responded to a fire at a panel beating business in Ferntree Gully this morning (15 September).

 4.42 PM 15 September, 2016

Liz a linchpin Warburton responder

Three and a half years ago, new Warburton resident Liz Rogers got in touch with her local brigade to get informed about local bushfire risk.

 5.42 PM 31 August, 2016

Lilydale volunteer given new car on Today Show

CFA’s Lilydale Fire Brigade Captain Warren Davis was surprised when a new family car was given to him by Channel Nine’s The Today Show this morning.

 10.59 AM 26 August, 2016

Casey Group lays hose under pressure

On Sunday 24 July, brigades in Casey Group (District 8) participated in a relay pumping practical exercise based at the Monash University Berwick campus flowing into the car park of the Nossal High School.

 7.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Technical large animal rescue at Macclesfield

Macclesfield Fire brigade recently benefited from a donation from bulk haulage company Kalari, which will go towards buying equipment to increase the brigade’s ability with technical large animal rescue.

 2.11 PM 5 July, 2016

CFA raises alarm on dodgy smoke detector deals

CFA has called on residents to keep an eye out for rogue operators who are preying on the elderly, by talking them into exorbitant contracts for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

 2.05 PM 12 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016