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Digital storytelling – women in leadership roles

As the first ever female Captain of an urban CFA fire brigade, Diana Ferguson is a champion of women in leadership roles in emergency services.

 1.36 PM 26 May, 2015

Plans on show for new Sth Warrandyte station

CFA is inviting the local community to drop by the Park Orchards Farmers Market to look over the building plans and also have the opportunity to talk with firefighters.

 11.46 AM 22 May, 2015

Emergency response drill at Silvan Water Plant

Melbourne Water will conduct an emergency response exercise to test the incident procedures at the Silvan Water Treatment Plant on Stoneyford Road, Silvan on 24 May 2015. 

 5.02 PM 15 May, 2015

National Volunteer Week in District 13

As part of National Volunteer Week, CFA District 13 engaged a professional writer to showcase the incredible diversity of our Volunteers.

 11.55 PM 14 May, 2015

CFA saves Silvan nursery

CFA crews have saved part of a large nursery complex in Silvan from being destroyed by fire last night.

 4.22 PM 8 May, 2015

Warburton's 100-year celebration

Warburton Fire Brigade’s Centenary Dinner to celebrate 100 years of community service was held on Saturday night. The evening was also used to recognise past and present members, and give inspiration for the future.

 1.27 PM 7 May, 2015

CFA band to rock 'The Burv'

CFA band The Red Austins has organised an 'end-of-fire-season' gig at The Burvale on Friday 15 May for local staff, volunteers, friends, family and anyone else who wants to come along.

 1.39 PM 24 April, 2015

Fire at Park Orchards

CFA crews are attending a fire burning at a site carrying landfill at Stintons Road in Park Orchards.

 10.47 PM 22 April, 2015

Multi-agency pumping exercise continued

After the success of the first multi-agency pumping exercise held in late January, a second exercise was held in March at Westerfolds park in Templestowe.

 8.58 PM 16 April, 2015

A personal pilgrimage to Gallipoli

Jim Kelly, a VFBV delegate and CFA life member of the Belgrave Heights & South Brigade, is among thousands of Australians making the pilgrimage to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day dawn and Lone Pine services. 

 2.33 PM 16 April, 2015

Longwood thank-you event attracts big crowd

About 450 people attended a special barbecue at the Longwood Community Centre on Sunday 29 March, to thank firefighters and landholders affected by the devastating 5500 hectare bushfire at Creightons Creek late last year.

 4.14 PM 2 April, 2015

Upper Ferntree Gully honours Brian Potter

Former Chief Officer Brian Potter began his long association with CFA as a child living in the foothills of the Dandenongs, mingling with Upper Ferntree Gully brigade members.

 10.51 AM 31 March, 2015

'Bang' alerts family to fire in Wantirna South

CFA crews attended two house fires this morning (13 March) in Wantirna South and Mooroopna.

 9.59 AM 13 March, 2015

Three house fires in 24 hours

CFA crews have responded to three house fires in the last 24 hours across the state – in a timely reminder to all Victorians about the importance of home fire safety.

 10.06 AM 11 March, 2015

Storm front hits hard

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a young boy at The Patch.

 2.36 PM 1 March, 2015

Arson roadshow visits Warrandyte

Members from Warrandyte brigade rushed off to an incident in Templestowe this morning with CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson jumping on board to turn out as emergency services representatives gathered for the Crimestoppers arson roadshow event in Warrandyte.  

 4.33 PM 5 February, 2015

Multi-agency training gets pumped

Crews from MFB and CFA Districts 13 and 14 have taken part in a major water relay pumping exercise this morning at Westerfolds Park, north east of Melbourne. 

 5.37 PM 25 January, 2015

Viv Williams – OAM

“I’m just one of thousands of volunteers who do what I do, so I would say this is one for all the volunteers,” said Viv Williams, one of several CFA members honoured this Australia Day.

 12.35 PM 23 January, 2015

AusNet working with CFA

AusNet Services are working closely with CFA and the Hillcrest Fire Brigade in the delivery of a major project associated with the Victorian Government’s Powerline Bushfire Safety Program (PBSP) which is aimed at reducing the risk of bushfires caused by electrical assets. 

 1.39 PM 19 December, 2014

Belgrave Heights' unique tanker

Belgrave Heights and South Fire Brigade has commissioned a brand new ultra-light tanker – the first of its type in the CFA fleet. 

 4.35 PM 18 December, 2014